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Car park, at the top of Gale Road, Latrigg

This is a popular starting point for those wishing to take the so called tourist route up Skiddaw. Personally I feel that it offers far more choices than this. Not only is it handy for Skiddaw itself, but the adjoining fells are all within easy reach. If this isn't enough choice then you could also head onto Blencathra, Mungrisedale Common or the more adventurous could even head as far as the Back O'skiddaw fells.

The car park is free, but most of the time it does get pretty full.

A word of warning: This is somewhere to avoid during icy conditions. Those who have experienced this will know why!

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The number of walks to choose from is 8

1st June 2013
  Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw and Skiddaw House 10 mile 2800 ft
Gale Road - Lonscale Fell - Jenkin Hill - Skiddaw Little Man - Skiddaw - Sale How - Skiddaw House - Lonscale Crags - Whit Beck - Gale Road
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

13th December 2009
  Lonscale Fell and an unusual route to Skiddaw House 7.8 mile 1870 ft
Gale Road car park - Whit Beck - Lonscale Fell - Kitbain Gill - Jackson's Fold - Skiddaw House - Cumbria Way - Lonscale Crags - Whit Beck - Gale Road car park
 

21st December 2006
  Never be afraid to cut a walk short - Skiddaw Lesser Man and Skiddaw House 7.4 mile 2241 ft
Gale Road - Jenkin Hill - Skiddaw Lesser Man - Sale How - Skiddaw House - Lonscale Crags - Gale Road
 

6th December 2003
  Skiddaw House from Latrigg. 7.9 mile 1575 ft
 
 

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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