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Grid Reference: NY 26647 30740
Height: 673 metres/2208 feet

"It would pass almost without comment but for it's command of a scene of extra ordinary interest."
A. Wainwright

On the northern flank of Skiddaw a grassy shoulder descends towards Dash Falls, one prominent summit lies on this shoulder, Bakestall, when seen from below a shapely summit with crags below.

Bakestall makes a good route off Skiddaw to the Skiddaw House supply road, descending to Peter House Farm on the Orthwaite Road.

The summit offers a fine view over Great Calva and the Back O'Skiddaw fells to the north.

  1. Skiddaw across Borrowdale from Glaramara

    Skiddaw and Ullock Pike


    Distance: 13km / 8 miles
    Ascent: 910m / 3000ft
    Duration: 5-6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

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

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  2. Lakeland 3000s 3 Day Challenge

    Regular Price: £66.00

    Special Price £60.00

    Distance: Up to 12km / 7 miles per day
    Ascent: Up to 1190m / 4000ft per day
    Duration: 3 Days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1

    3 varied days of walking over rough ground, wonderful views and high levels of exposure on Striding Edge

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