Skiddaw & The Edges

Start point: Orthwaite Road, near Bassenthwaite (NY 237 311)

Nr.Bassenthwaite – Watches – The Edge – Ullock Pike – Longside Edge – Long SideCarl SideSkiddawBroad EndBakestall – Nr.Bassenthwaite

Distance: 7.5 miles   Total Ascent: 885 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours

Weather: Wet and windy. 7oC.

This is a great way to reach Skiddaw, walking along The Edge and Longside Edge culminating in the steep, slate path cutting diagonally across the western face of Skiddaw – but it was not so great today as the weather was pretty atrocious! Today I was joined by my friend Nick with his dog Busta, both novices of the 3000 footers – I hope it didn’t put them off for life! Needless to say we didn’t see another soul for the whole walk either (apart from Andy Lang in the car park at the end – he did the same walk!).

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