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Skiddaw by Ullock Pike

 22nd May 2022

Route. Peter House Farm - Barthbeck - Watches - Ullock Pike - Longside - Carlside - Skiddaw - Bakestall - Whitewater Dash - Peter House farm ( About 8  miles 3000ft ascent )

A long awaited visit to Skiddaw this week, either fitness issues or bad weather have delayed our visit up to now but today we finally headed along the A66 to the small parking are near Peter House Farm.


Ullock Pike seen from the pleasant path which crosses the fields and small becks around Barkbeth farm ( seen here on the right ).

The path took us past this lovely stand of hawthorns.


Bassenthwaite Lake from the lower reaches of the climb.

Unfortunately the fine start to the day has disappeared and there are few spots of rain as we approach the summit of Ullock Pike.


And Skiddaw now has a cloud cap.


Looking down to the Newlands Valley from Carlside.


And Keswick and Derwentwater from the east side of Carlside.


Misty view of High Rigg and the Helvellyn fells from the tiny Carlside Tarn.

Looking back to Carlside from the slate path to Skiddaw.


The already steep path becomes ridiculously steep in it's final reaches. Around here the battery compartment of my camera came open somehow and the battery fell out and as I hadn't brought a spare it was phone photos from now on.

Bass Lake and part of the ridge just ascended from Skiddaw top..

Lonscale Fell from the weather beaten trig point.

Sunshine over Mungrisedale Common, Blencathra beyond that.

Looking back to Skiddaw from Bakestall.

On to the track now which will take us back to the car. Dead Crags ahead.

Whitewater Dash

The sunshine has returned as we walk along admiring the mighty Binsey.

Ullock Pike and Longside seen from just before we reach the car.

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