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Carl Side

Carl Side



Grid Reference: NY 25497 28086
Height: 746 metres/2448 feet

"Carl Side is a splendid climb in itself, with a glorious view south."
A. Wainwright

Carl Side lies at the head of the Southnerdale Valley, to the north west the ridge descends over Long Side and Ullock Pike down a fine ridge towards Bassenthwaite, to the east the steep slopes climb to the summit of Skiddaw, the fourth highest peak in the Lake District.

A short shoulder climbs Carl Side from the south, climbing from the fields of Millbeck, from the valley below the shapely peak of Carsleddam looks a prominent feature, upon climbing though the summit of Carsleddam is seen to be just a short protuberance from the main ridge, without a separate summit, although it does make a fine viewpoint.

  1. Skiddaw across Borrowdale from Glaramara

    Skiddaw and Ullock Pike: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A steep climb at times, but the most scenic route up Skiddaw, stunning views over Bassenthwaite & Derwentwater

    Distance: 13km / 8 miles
    Ascent: 910m / 3000ft
    Duration: 5-6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Skiddaw and Ullock Pike across Bassenthwaite Lake

    Skiddaw and the Ospreys: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A steep climb at times, but glorious views over Derwentwater and the chance of seeing an Osprey over Bassenthwaite

    Distance: 15km / 9 miles
    Ascent: 1190m / 3900ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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