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Skiddaw Forest (pass)

 

The northern fells are noticeably lacking in passes or the need for them. The main reason for this has to be because, with the exception of Mosedale, the area is devoid of habitable valleys. However, there are four lower level tracks which penetrate into the very centre of the area to converge at Skiddaw House. The tracks in question enter the area at Keswick, Threlkeld, Mosedale and Bassenthwaite. Having walked all of these tracks on numerous occasions, it is evident that the route running between Keswick and Bassenthwaite is the most suitable candidate for a crossing of some sort. I have included this because it seemed quite wrong to compile a list of passes and not to include at least one route (pass) in this area.

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28th March 2012
  Walking the Lakeland Passes - Walk 6 - Skiddaw Forest 17.6 mile 2800 ft
Keswick - Gale Road - Lonscale Crags - Skiddaw House - Dash Falls - Peter House Farm - Bassenthwaite - Scarness - Bassenthwaite Church - Dodd Wood - Millbeck - Keswick
 

20th August 2011
  Around the Blencathra fells 17.3 mile 1900 ft
Mungrisdale - Bowscale - Mosedale - Swineside - Grainsgill Beck - Skiddaw House - Roughton Gill - Blencathra Centre - Threlkeld - A66 - Guardhouse - Dobson's Bridge - A66 - Scales - Southerfell (farm) - Mungrisdale
 

11th February 2011
  Latrigg and Keswick Railway path 6.7 mile 1200 ft
Briar Rigg - Mallen Dodd - Latrigg - Brundholme - Keswick Railway Path - Keswick - Briar Rigg
 

14th November 2010
  Around the Skiddaw fells 14.2 mile 2500 ft
Near Ravenstone Hotel - Watches - Southerndale - Barkbethdale - edge of Cockup - Dash Falls - Skiddaw House - Lonscale Crags - Whit Beck - Gale Road - Applethwaite - Millbeck - Dancing Gate - Dodd Wood - old Plantation - near Ravenstone Hotel
 

2nd October 2010
  Carl Side to Great Calva from Millbeck 12.2 mile 4200 ft
Millbeck - White Stones - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Bakestall - Birkett Fell - Little Calve - Great Calva - Skiddaw House - Lonscale Crags - Whit Beck - Gale Road - Applethwaite - Millbeck
 



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