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Guys, could someone tell me realistically, on a clear day, two relatively fit young men, at best... read more

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The mighty Skiddaw

You can not help but be impressed by Skiddaw. The climb is not as easy as it looks but it is worth... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kent, United Kingdom
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This massive mountain, whose summit rises more than 3,000 feet, stands tall in the north Lakes overlooking the town of Keswick and Derwent Water.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Guys, could someone tell me realistically, on a clear day, two relatively fit young men, at best speed, what time it would take to ascend and descend skiddaw in total please? My friend and I are planning a challenge in aid of charity.

Thank DanielB2307
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can not help but be impressed by Skiddaw. The climb is not as easy as it looks but it is worth it for the views. More importantly, it is about getting back to basics. Just you and the Mountain. To the lady that left...More

Thank LesleyO92
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well we picked the day the remnants of a storm came in. Low cloud, rain and windy. Drove to Underscar car park. Slight drizzle here and breezy. The path from here is obvious and relentlessly uphill. We passed quite a few on their way down....More

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good walk. Challenging not in terms of complexity, but just steep in places. No facilities so take everything you need for 3-4 hours walking. Rubble under foot quite a bit so pick footwear accordingly. Close to Keswick for a few refreshments after.

Thank Kingsley B
Reviewed 1 September 2018

I don't have a head for heights but didn't get any vertigo. However, this was tough going and I wasn't fit enough to complete the climb. There are some lovely views to be had even at the limited amount of height I gained. Recommend decent...More

1  Thank Kkatmc
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Climbed Skiddaw a couple of days ago with out 10 yr old son. We parked at the end of the road in Underscar. It's a very steep zig zag walk up but no scrambling, take your time you'll be fine. The first summits you see...More

Thank familiafeliz2011_11
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Climed this mountain today and it was awsome , it is quite steep but my 5 year old managed it ,We went at are own pace and the views were spectacular!! Well worth visiting.

1  Thank Hev1986
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Parked in the car park near Latrigg, and joined the stream of fellow walkers embarking on the walk. Easy to follow path, the most gruelling part being the steep zigzag at the beginning. Being an infrequent hill climber, I decided that this was not a...More

Thank Steve0654
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Walked from the Latrigg car park following the well defined paths steep in places but worth the effort for the views came down as the clouds closed in around us.

1  Thank Nigel D
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We walked from Keswick to Lattrigg then past the car park on to the main climb. This is a fairly tough section up to Jenkins Cragg where the path levels out before heading up to the peak eith at Little Man on on to Skiddaw...More

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Janette H
13 March 2018|
Response from BobScarlett | Reviewed this property |
There is a large, public car park directly behind your hotel. I believe that the hotel issues parking permits at a rate of £2 per 24 hours. Check the hotel website. Finding a parking space can be difficult at certain times... More
10 January 2018|
Response from Scepticalbastar... S | Reviewed this property |
The route from Latrigg is straightforward but not boring. However there are more interesting ways. I like the route that takes in Ling How, The Edge, Ullock Pike, Longside Edge, Long Side, Carl Side, and Skiddaw summit,
Si F
3 April 2017|
Response from BobScarlett | Reviewed this property |
Skiddaw needs proper commercial development. Take a look at the website for the Nevis Range in Scotland and note the mountain gondola.