|Area:||Lake District - Northern Fells|
|Classification:||Furth, Wainwright, Birkett, Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall, and HuMP|
(also Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
|Maps:||OL4(S) Explorer or 89, 90 Landranger|
|Grid Ref:||NY260290 Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km|
|Summit:||rock 5m S of trig point between trig point and shelter - photos|
|Notes:||note Wainwright and Birkett describe trig point as summit|
|Daylight:||dawn 04:06, sunrise 04:55, sunset 21:22, dusk 22:11|
Skiddaw is considered to be the oldest mountain in the Lake District, comprised of a specific sort of slate first found on Skiddaw and eventually named after the mountain: Skiddaw Slate, which is a sedimentary rock (if you remember your geology lessons from school?!). Much of the rest of the Lake District is quite different mostly being volcanic rock.
From the southern point of the Skiddaw summit ridge fans out the ridges of Carl Side on the south east, and Skiddaw Little Man on the south west.
There are numerous routes of ascent, the most popular being from Keswick taking in Little Man as well, round to the less frequented northern slopes, or the not-very-tree like Skiddaw Forest to the east.
Why not try walking up this hill using one of our walks:
Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: JimRiley, Gav Laa, Tirama, adgl, Lancylass, buffer, DukeNukem (x3), PaulG1952 (x3), SheepFarmer, distantecho, leedrich, NickiG, goth_angel, ajdowsett, Danrobinson, Boss_keloid, patrickonthefells, steve71 (x3), gallowshill (x3), bentonrambler, eclipseandy, Suecash, tiamaria, hillbilly (twice), DANE2766, Mags763, Strangerclur (twice), email@example.com (x3), Sylwia J Kociemba (x4), Samrust, TONYL31, gilly_3886, anthbowles, Billygoat75, Cydonia, peterb, LordoftheHillside, Gillian7660, Andrew McKillop, Spacemonkey, Clarky214, windridge, vinmac, john09cw, On The Rivet, Biscuits17, sushiwalkies, drsylvester68, Dunkman, Daniel278, fizzerfox (twice), JamieL, daleheadged, Chris the rambler, jplyons, gill4rolo, CarlandHay, budgie, Mikew92, Carolwildbird, CARLOS, Ginty (x3), Ejuk, AGJ64, wolfgangb, koczur, Samndigger, jegger, walsh581, Susanna, beth, StevetheRover (twice), i2am2no2man, Andy Duff, GraemeLackford, Shortnick, Lenny0018, Steve1607, daveinberlin, Westcoasthiker , digby, Lancashire Lad (x4), James82, s.lee90, HannantMark, Jesspeace, gbh, macca69, Drpjohnston (twice), sarahk1130, anne mariecb, gerard.hurst, springfishblue, duncbarnes, cejackson1951, and Rosehip.
In our forum you can read the following walk reports which include this hill:
If you need accommodation we have details of 15 properties offering rooms near Skiddaw. Here are some examples: