|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 06:13, sunrise 06:49, sunset 19:24, dusk 20:00|
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: @woody (x3), adgl, adylanfan, AGJ64, ahampson, ajdowsett, Alan0409, AliGill, Amandaj, Andrew McKillop, andrew_poyner, Andrewc1980, Andy Duff, Andy67, anne mariecb, anthbowles, atessa, awall, bally6872, beckylindeman, BeckyST, benbrewins, bentonrambler, beth, Billygoat75, Biscuits17, Bluebell2325, bob.taylor100 (twice), Boss_keloid, Brian.lester, bryanatk, budgie, buffer, c14r4n, CarlandHay, CARLOS, Carolwildbird (x3), Cat.White, cejackson1951, CEW, charlottegetsaround, chloealina, Chris the rambler, chrisandbex, chrisfry35 (x7), email@example.com (x3), Clarky214, clmyers, CodyJ, Colin M, Cowles, Cumbrian33, Cydonia, daleheadged, DANE2766, Daniel278, Dannip7, Danrobinson, darrendixon, Darrenh, Dave Martin, daveinberlin, Daver64 (twice), davew, Daz Graham, demig, digby, distantecho, DJSibbald, Drpjohnston (twice), drsylvester68, dsutton101, DukeNukem (x3), duncbarnes, Dunkman, eclipseandy, Econ, Ejuk, elainewoodhouse, elbog_20, erainey, euant, Fellwalker, fellwalker68 (twice), fizzerfox (x4), Floydian1, frizzwig, frothyraptor, gallowshill (x3), GaryR, Gav Laa, gbh, gdh200 (x6), gerard.hurst, gill4rolo, Gillc, Gillian7660, gilly_3886, Ginty (x9), Glenosborne (twice), gossy251, goth_angel, GraemeLackford, Graywoodhouse, GregMick, gregtarr, HannantMark, Harter hod carrier (twice), Harveys, helmel, highdave, hillbilly (twice), Hillwalker68, Howdo, i2am2no2man, iggsypoo, JackKendall, firstname.lastname@example.org, James48, James82, JamieL, Jandy, Jasimo16, JazMeg26, jegger, Jesspeace, jezsheona, JimRiley, JJH94, JMCM, jodyd, john09cw, email@example.com, Jojo777, Jonty180, JordWill, Josh1395, jplyons, js1995, JTM, jtrslade, Karen.m.burns, karroo22, Katherined, King of the Tops (twice), koczur, kwetal, LAKELAND, Lakeviewlad (twice), Lambo330, Lancashire Lad (x5), lancasteruk, Lancylass, lauramac, leedrich, Lenny0018, LordoftheHillside, LozJessNacho, Luizawoods, lulatigerlily, Luly, Lynne Carter (twice), macca69, Mags763, Mandy1836, MarjWatson, firstname.lastname@example.org, markhallam (twice), Mc49, McLeish, MickRadford, mike palmer, Mikew92, munrobracket, navdave, NDGF1965, NickiG, email@example.com, Nottspanther, On The Rivet, Orayner15, pah800, pandy, patrickonthefells, PaulG1952 (x3), PDB1963, Peaco, peterb (twice), Peterfishwick, PipT, racheljanemchugh, rjlawless, RobbyMoggy, Rosehip, RuslandRambler (twice), russellporter12, s.lee90, Samndigger, Samrust, sarahk1130, Sarahlucas, Sheelagh, SheepFarmer (twice), firstname.lastname@example.org, Shortnick, skiddawlittleboy, smith82, sophielucywalking, Spacemonkey, spookyfish, springfishblue, starfury6 (twice), Steaallan, SteelFellLover, Stephenmshanks, sterushton, Steve1607, steve71 (x3), StevetheRover (twice), Strangerclur (twice), StuartL, Suecash, SueG, Susanna, sushiwalkies, Sylwia J Kociemba (x4), thehappymundays, ThinArthur, tiamaria, Tirama, Tiz1965, TONYL31, TonyRogerson, email@example.com, Toy poodle, Traverse, Tricia15, Trott, ukhpr (twice), Vicksey22, vinmac, Wainy88, walsh581, Westcoasthiker , firstname.lastname@example.org, wilsonp776 (x3), windridge, wolfgangb, yasmin189, and yorkmunrobagger.
In our forum you can read the following walk reports which include this hill:
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