Skiddaw - Lake District - Optional Accommodation

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Mountain Walks
Feb 02

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10 miles, nearly 1000m total ascent

Skiddaw is visually the perfect mountain. Its form is a simple combination of steep smooth flanks and deep shadowy gills; its slopes are covered with a patchwork of bracken, grass, heather and scree which from hour to hour are in a constant state of flux displaying an infinite variety of hues and tints.

Although not as rugged looking as some of the Lake District’s peaks Skiddaw holds special qualities. Being in an isolated position, set apart from its neighbours, the unrestricted views from its summit and south side are arguably the best in the Lake District. Across the Vale of Derwent the peaks of the eastern, central, southern and western fells are laid out in a magnificent panorama.

The most popular route to Skiddaw's exposed and wind-blasted summit is by Jenkin Hill Path. This route was established as a pony route for Victorian tourists and still attracts the greatest number of ascentionists. It’s an excellent route for those looking extend their experience to the higher peaks.

Sunday Walk -

I'll be staying in the YHA Keswick on the Friday & Saturday night so feel free to join or go luxury in a hotel in the Village, we'll meet in the bar area at 7pm each evening with more info nearer the time.  I would also imagine we'll have other routes going both days from this hostel.  Use the code Jan-019 to get 25% off!

Sunday walk - 

Please only attend this walk if you have done other similar mountain walks in varying weather and conditions.  Please ensure you have the correct kit with you, if your unsure please drop myself a message.


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