Unfortunately, due to the impacts of the pandemic we are not taking bookings for any activities during 2021, please check back later in the year for an update on 2022.
Skiddaw is a classic and is the fourth highest mountain in the Lake District and hence in England. It offers a great sense of elevation, standing relatively alone in the north of the Lakes close to Keswick. Indeed, its proximity to Keswick and the fact you can walk up it straight from the town means it's a great choice for anyone staying in the area. Its vantage point commands great views of the nearby lakes of Derwent Water and Bassenthwaite, and on a clear day you can see as far as the the Scottish hills.
From the Latrigg car park: This option is one of the easiest routes up the mountain, offering less ascent than most; the car park is situated at 200m above sea level. It is a nice round route of 10.5km (6.5 miles) and with about 731m (2400ft) of ascent.
From Bassenthwaite via Longside Edge: This hidden gem of a route is much quieter than the standard route from the Latrigg car park, but is arguably much more scenic and takes in the impressive Longside Edge ridgeline.
From Keswick: Skiddaw can be climbed from Keswick directly, taking in the summit of Latrigg before making the final ascent from the Latrigg car park, giving a long but rewarding day out.
Gear you'll need
We will talk to you about specific kit requirements when you make a booking, but you can take a look here for general requirements.
We now have a fully qualified International Mountain Leader in our midst! The IML award requires a vast amount of experience and work towards both the summer and winter element, producing leaders qualified to take clients trekking and snowshoeing overseas in the "middle mountains".