View of Skiddaw in the Lake District

2. Skiddaw Guided Walk, Lake District,

Sunday 28 August 2022. 

A guided walk as part of a small group to the summit of  Skiddaw (3054ft/931m), the beautiful mountain that forms the backdrop of the popular Lake District town of Keswick.  It is the sixth highest mountain in England.


This guided walk not only takes in the summit of this iconic mountain, it provides the opportunity to bag six 'Wainwrights' in one day.  


By taking the bus to our starting point on the west side of the mountain, near Bassenthwaite Lake, we are able to make our ascent via a scenic path, avoiding the crowds of the tourist route.  We walk up the hillside, ascending via a high ridge over the three Wainwrights of Ullock Pike, Longside and Carl Side.  On a clear day there are spectacular views over the lake and over the Southerndale Valley to the top of Skiddaw. As we get higher, our route swings round to the left and we ascend to the summit itself.  Our descent route on the main path brings in the summits of Skiddaw Little Man, and Latrigg with fine views over Keswick and Derwent Water. 


This walk is about 8.5 mile/14km with approx 3707ft/1130m of ascent.


The walk involves terrain that is rough, craggy, and steep in places.  It may be boggy in other places.  The walk is suitable for people with a good level of fitness, previous mountain experience or experience walking with us in the Peak District, and confidence on steep ground that could be slippery underfoot. Should weather conditions be unsuitable to be up in the mountains, an alternative guided walk will be offered in the local area.  


Why not join us for our walk up Scafell Pike on Saturday 27 August 2022, for a memorable weekend of walking adventures? 


The cost to join this guided walk up Skiddaw is £40 per person, which includes the bus fare from Keswick to the start of the walk. Please book and pay below. 

Skiddaw. Sunday 28 August 2022.


  • Fully booked

Meeting place and time

We meet at Keswick Bus Station, ready to catch the X4 bus - the post code is CA12 5EA.  Final details along with timings will be sent to you when you book (along with bus times which will be forwarded to you when the Summer 2022 timetable is available). The walk ends in Keswick where there is plenty of parking and facilities.     

Further information

What to wear and bring with you on guided walks
PWA General Information - Open and Chall
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