GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


13 miles (21 km)

This challenging walk guides you up Skiddaw from Keswick in the Lake District. Skiddaw is the 4th highest mountain in England and is a popular climb with hill walkers. This route makes use of the Allerdale Ramble way-marked walking trail so is well defined and easy to follow.
The route begins from the town of Keswick at the northern end of the beautiful Derwent Water. You then head to Millbeck and onto the summit where you will find cairnsand a number of stone windshelters. The views are magnificent - you can seetheCheviots, North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, Forest of Bowland and the Isle of Arran on a clear day. You then descend to Longside Edge and Ullock Pike before a woodland stretch through Thornthwaite Forest takes you to the River Derwent. You then follow the lovely riverside path back into Keswick.
The walk can be extended by heading into Dodd Wood near Millbeck. The Allerdale Ramble passes through the wood where you can climb to Dodd Fell summit for great views over Bassenthwaite Lake.

Skiddaw OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Skiddaw Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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