Bakestall

Details
Grid Ref NY 266 307
Height 2,208 ft

As with Lonscale Fell, Bakestall is arguably just another part of the Skiddaw massif, which I suppose is correct to a certain degree. However, Dead Crags and Birkett Edge have shaped the northern end of the fell in such a way that from certain angles it does appear to be separate, and deserves to be treated as such.

Although the highest point on Bakestall is right next to the corner of the fence, the better view can be had from the cairn just to the north of the summit.

 
Location maps
 
 

Route suggestions

Route suggestion:
2.4 mile / approx 1500 ft ascent
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This is a very easy route to follow indeed. Initially you're on a road / track, and then, after turning right at the top of Dash Falls, a fence takes you straight to the top. The Birkett Edge section of the route is quite steep and hard going.

Photo gallery


Looking down to Bakestall from the route off Skiddaw

 


 

Bakestall with Binsey on the left, Overwater in the middle of the picture and Brockle Crag just in front.
 

Bakestall summit, looking back up towards Skiddaw.
 

 
 

Choose a walk that includes this fell
The number of walks to choose from is 13

6th August 2016
  The Skiddaw Fells and Skiddaw House 14.9 mile about 4200 ft
Spooney Green Lane - Gale Road Car Park - Lonscale Fell - Jenkin Hill - Skiddaw Little Man - Skiddaw - Bakestall - Birkett Edge - Dash Fall - Skiddaw House - Lonscale Crags - Whitbeck - Gale Road Car Park - Latrigg - Mallen Dodd - Spooney Green Lane
 

14th July 2013
  A Barkbethdale route onto Bakestall 6.7 mile 1900 ft
High Side - Southerndale Ford - Barkbethdale - Broad End - Bakestall - Cockup - Peter House Farm - road back to High Side
 

5th September 2012
  Over Skiddaw and round to Skiddaw House 10.2 mile 3000 ft
Gale Road - Harwill Monument - Jenkin Hill - Skiddaw Little Man - Skiddaw - Bakestall - Birkett Edge - path to Skiddaw House - Lonscale Crags - Whit Beck - Gale Road
 

22nd January 2011
  Lonscale Fell to Latrigg via Skiddaw 14 mile 4150 ft
Briar Rigg - Spoony Green Lane - Gale Road - Whit Beck - Lonscale Fell - Jenkin Hill - Skiddaw Little Man - Skiddaw - Bakestall - Birkett Edge - Skiddaw House - Lonscale Crags - Whit Beck - Gale Road - Latrigg - Spoony Green Lane - Briar Rigg
 

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
 

31st May 2010
  Not just the top of Skiddaw 12 mile 3600 ft
Gale Road - Skiddaw Little Man - Skiddaw - Bakestall - Dash Beck - Skiddaw House - Glendaratarra Beck - Blencathra Centre - Derwent Folds - Latrigg - Gale Road
 

24th May 2008
  "an" Old Crown Round 25.7 mile 7400 ft
Hesket Newmarket - Pasture Lane - Calebreck - Carrock Fell - Swinside (road end) - Bowscale Fell - Blencathra - Mungrisedale Common - The Stake - Skiddaw House - Sale How - Skiddaw - Bakestall - Dash Beck - Brocklecrag - Great Cockup - River Ellen - Longlands - Charleton Wath (ford) - Fell Side - Nethe Row - Street Head - Hesket Newmarket
 

25th January 2007
  Snow drifts and ice - Ullock Pike to Bakestall 7.9 mile 3340 ft
Ravenstone Hotel - Ling How - Ullock Pike - Longside - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Bakestall - Broad End - Barkbeth Gill - Watches (bottom of) - Ravenstone Hotel
 

19th July 2006
  Blencathra and Skiddaw, on the hottest day of the year. 14.2 mile 4783 ft
Blencathra Centre - Blencathra - Mungrisdale Common - Skiddaw House - Dash Falls - Bakestall - Skiddaw - Skiddaw Little Man - Lonscale Fell - Blencathra Centre
 

5th November 2005
  A wet walk on Bakestall. 4.9 mile 1719 ft
Peter House Farm - Dash Falls - Birkett Edge - Bakestall - Cockup - Peter House Farm
 

20th November 2004
  Ullock Pike ridge, Skiddaw, Bakestall and the quiet little valley of Barkbethdale. 8.7 mile 3455 ft
High Side - Ullock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Bakestall - Bassenthwaite Common - High Side
 

30th August 2004
  Dash Falls, Great Calva and Bakestall 8.5 mile 2749 ft
Peter House Farm - Whitewater Dash (waterfall) - Dead Beck - Great Calva - Little Calva - Whitewater Dash (waterfall) - Birkett Edge - Bakestall - Dead Beck - Peter House farm
 

16th August 2003
  Skiddaw House and Skiddaw. 9.8 mile 2818 ft
Whit Beck - Lonscale Crags - Burnt Horse - Scalehow Beck - Skiddaw House - River Caldew - Dead Beck - Birkett Edge - Bakestall - High Man / Skiddaw - Jenkin Hill
 



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