Carl Side

Details
Grid Ref NY 255 281
Height 2,447 ft

I'm confident enough to say that the most popular route to Carl Side is via the Ullock Pike and Longside ridge, and, because this path skirts around the northern side of Carl Side, many people don't actually visit the summit. If you approach from White Stones however, it would be extremely difficult to miss the top even in the most dire of visibility.

I'm as guilty as anyone else when I say this, but Carl Side is usually combined with others in the area and simply referred to as one of "the Skiddaw fells". This is a shame to be honest because it really does deserve to be talked about or described as a separate fell.

A little way from the summit is Carlside Tarn, which might not be the most striking tarn in the Lake District, but it is the only one found on (dare I say it) the Skiddaw fells.

 
Location maps
 
 

Route suggestions

Route suggestion: Millbeck - Doups - White Stones - Carl Side
1.3 mile / approx 1900 ft ascent
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This is the most direct route up to Carl Side and although it isn't a great distance, it is all up hill. Very easy to follow though, particularly the section between White Stones and the summit which has a good broad path.

 

Route suggestion: Old Sawmill tearooms - Dodd Wood - Long Doors - White Stones - Carl Side
2.8 mile / approx 2100 ft ascent
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At the start of the route in Dodd Wood, views are to say the least, restricted. This isn't a bad thing as the woods are lovely to walk through. You should note that they can be somewhat confusing if you don't know the place. Once out of the woods and into the open the view just get better and better.

The only slightly awkward bit on this route is the section between Long Doors and White Stones.


Photo gallery

Carl Side summit in front of a cloudy Skiddaw
 
 
 
In front of Skiddaw Little Man
 
A cloudy Carl Side summit

 
 

 
 

Carl Side seen from Dodd Summit
 

 
 

 
 

Choose a walk that includes this fell
The number of walks to choose from is 21

5th August 2016
  Ullock Pike, Longside and Carl Side 5.2 mile about 2300 ft
Near Ravenstone Hotel - Ling How - The Edge - Ullock Pike - Longside - Carl Side - White Stones - Long Doors - Dodd Wood - path next to A591 - Near Ravenstone Hotel
 

17th January 2016
  Ullock Pike, Longside and Carlside 5.2 mile 2300 ft
Near Ravenstone Hotel - Ling How - The Edge - Ullock Pike - Longside - Carl Side - White Stones - Long Doors - Dodd Wood - path next to A591 - Near Ravenstone Hotel
 

1st February 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 10
  Carlside Tarn 6.2 mile 2500 ft
Near Ravenstone Hotel - Ling How - The Edge - Ullock Pike - Longside Edge - Carlside Tarn - Carlside - White Stones - Long Doors - Dodd Wood - path back to the car
 

1st March 2014
  Ullock Pike to Skiddaw 6.3 mile 3100 ft
Near Ravenstone Hotel - Ling How - The Edge - Ullock Pike - Longside - Carl Side - Carlside Tarn - Skiddaw - Broad End - Barkbethdale - Southerndale - north of Watches - Near Ravenstone Hotel
 

28th March 2013
  Ullock Pike to Dodd 6.5 mile 2800 ft
Near Ravenstone Hotel - Ling How - The Edge - Ullock Pike - Lingside - Carlside Tarn - Carl Side - White Stones - Long Doors - Dodd - Long Doors - Longside Wood - roadside path back to the car park
 

2nd December 2012
  Ullock Pike, Longside, Carlside and St Bega Church 7.2 mile 2500 ft
Near Ravenstone Hotel - Ling How - The Edge - Ullock Pike - Longside Edge - Carlside - White Stones - Long Doors - Dodd Wood - Mirehouse - St Bega Church - Near Ravenstone Hotel
 

18th August 2012
  Ullock Pike, Longside, Carlside and St Bega Church 7.2 mile 2500 ft
Near Ravenstone Hotel - Ling How - The Edge - Ullock Pike - Longside Edge - Carlside - White Stones - Long Doors - Dodd Wood - Mirehouse - St Bega Church - Near Ravenstone Hotel
 

17th March 2012
  Ullock Pike to Skiddaw 7.2 mile 2900 ft
High Side - Watches - Ling How - Ullock Pike - Longside - Carl Side - Carlside Tarn - Skiddaw - Broad End - Barkbethdale - Southerndale Beck - High Side
 

17th November 2011
  Skiddaw Little Man, Skiddaw and Carl Side. 7.1 mile 3000 ft
Gale road car park - Harwell Monument - Jenkin Hill - Skiddaw Little Man - Skiddaw - Carlside Tarn - Carlside - White Stones - Millbbeck - Applethwaite - Gale Road - Gale road car park
 

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
 

14th August 2010
  Ullock Pike, Longside and Carl Side 5.2 mile 2400 ft
Near Ravenstone Hotel - Ling How - The Edge - Ullock Pike - Longside - Carl Side - White Stones - Long Doors - Dodd Wood - path next to A591 - Near Ravenstone Hotel
 

25th April 2009
  The Ullock Pike Ridge and Dodd Wood 5.2 mile 2400 ft
Near Ravenstone Hotel - Ling How - The Edge - Ullock Pike - Longside - Carl Side - White Stones - Long Doors - Dodd Wood - path next to A591 - Near Ravenstone Hotel
 

22nd August 2008
  An obvious circular walk taking in Ullock Pike, Long Side and Carl Side 6.1 mile 2600 ft
Ravenstone Hotel (back of) - Ling How - Ullock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side - White Stones - Dodd Wood - Old Sawmill Tearooms - Roadside Parh
 

19th May 2007
  Painful hailstones on Skiddaw 6.5 mile 3150 ft
The Old Sawmill Tearooms - Dodd Wood - Dodd - White Side - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Broad End - Cockup - Melbecks - Peter House Farm
 

12th May 2007
  WALK 2 - 2nd ascent of Skiddaw via the Ullock Pike ridge 7.25 mile 2950 ft
High side - Watches - Ullock Pike - Long side - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Barkbethdale - High Side
 

12th May 2007
  WALK 1 - Skiddaw the long and difficult way 12.25 mile 3500 ft
Moot Hall Keswick - Great Crosthwaite - A591 - Millbeck - Carsleddam - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Hare Crag - Skiddaw House - Lonscale Crags - Latrigg - Briar Rigg - Moot Hall Keswick
 

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
 

22nd April 2006
  The Ullock Pike ridge, Dodd, Mirehouse and St Bega’s Church 7.3 mile 2993 ft
A591 - Ullock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side - White Stones - Dodd - Mirehouse - St Bega's Church - A591
 

29th December 2005
  Ullock Pike to Keswick 8.25 mile 3320 ft
Nr Mirehouse - Nr Ravenstone Hotel - Ullock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Skiddaw Little Man - Gale Road - Spooney Lane
 

20th August 2005
  A long walk over the higher Skiddaw fells. 12.4 mile 4281 ft
High Side - Ullock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Skiddaw Little Man - Lonscale Fell - Skiddaw House - Dash Falls - Barkbethdale - High Side
 

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
 



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