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TP6001 - Skiddaw
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
S1543
OSGB36 Station :
PP3
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6001
County :
Cumbria
Nearest town :
KESWICK

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
SkiddawPP3PP003326040.56529085.98931.1641PILLAR01/06/1937201/06/1952N0

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There are 108 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 544th with 7 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.17/10 (from 200 logged visits)
Was First logged: 31st Dec 1969
Was Last found intact: 22nd Oct 2016
Was Last logged: 7th Mar 2017

Of the 200 logged visits,
39 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 7326m
The average error was 220m
5 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


By Delta68

By Amanda460&baba

©cewer88

©cewer88

©gs48

©Owain G
Nearly there
©Borderer
The team pose at the TP
By Boneychest
See 100 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Damaged 7th Mar 2017  14:11  by ger

Gridref: NY 26042 29085   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Bottom of pillar cracked & eroded - chunks of conc missing on 3 side edges & on FB face - some damage on top face. Location superb - I actually had summit to myself for a while & also a short spell of winter sunshine! Had to remove some ice to read FB. 1543 is prime!


Slightly damaged 22nd Oct 2016  13:00  by Delta68

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Visibility very poor and very windy at the pillar.


Not Logged 3rd Oct 2016  05:05  by rachs dad

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10


Damaged 20th Sep 2016  11:52  by bigtykedog

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 1st Sep 2016  14:30  by bwm

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Fog


Slightly damaged 19th Jun 2016  13:39  by Amanda460&baba

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Damaged 23rd Apr 2016  10:01  by simondavis2012

Gridref: NY 26035 29087   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 26th Oct 2015  13:30  by aussierules

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Linear from Bassenthwaite to Keswick.


Not Logged 22nd Oct 2015  15:49  by Crazygirafe

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10


Not Logged 4th Oct 2015  00:00  by carolje

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 6th Aug 2015  14:00  by cewer88

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Not much to see on top of Skiddaw today with the clouds so low. Thoroughly enjoyed the trek up from Bassenthwaite village. Trig point is crumbling around base.

©cewer88
©cewer88


Good condition 22nd Jul 2015  13:00  by Come on boots, lets go

Gridref: NY 26000 29000   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Slightly damaged 11th Jun 2015  12:08  by Alan Grove

Gridref: NY 25943 29156   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Skiddaw on a fine clear day. What else can one say! The pillar has a few bits missing and part of the base is broken

TP6001 - Skiddaw View of the pillar looking north©Alan Grove
TP6001 FB TP6001 - Flush Bracket©Alan Grove
TP6001 View The pillar looking North-West©Alan Grove


Slightly damaged 16th Apr 2015  12:19  by zephyrus

Gridref: NY 26042 29087   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Good condition 15th Mar 2015  11:15  by gs48

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A good steady but steep walk, encounted snow at 2000ft level and then the winds started to increaes, a good but interesting experience

©gs48
©gs48


Not Logged 8th Mar 2015  22:09  by Scsart

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Climbed with my son on a snowy day with a howling wind blowing, had Murphy and Rosie with us, a cocker spaniel and border collie. Loved every minute of it.


Not Logged 8th Feb 2015  12:17  by Owain G

Gridref: NY 26040 29087   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

©Owain G


Good condition 4th Jan 2015  09:41  by jamiekeighley

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Parked up at start of footpath in Millbeck. Steep climb, frozen ground. Ice covering summit only, very strong, very icy wind on top meaning I Couldn't stay long. Great views.

©jamiekeighley


Slightly damaged 2nd Dec 2014  11:35  by amblerbob

Gridref: NY 26038 29083   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Revisit: CW from Park Wood; ascent over Bakestall, descent via Sale How on a sunny, but cold, day. Good visibility.


Not Logged 23rd Nov 2014  14:11  by sean_tither

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 12th Oct 2014  11:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Cheated and parked half way up.

Nearly there ©Borderer


Damaged 11th Oct 2014  11:15  by Boneychest

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Good views when the clouds cleared but a dull walk up on a broad, easy path from Mallen Dodd car park. Pillar is worse than 'slightly' damaged in my opinion.

Two pillars
The FB
The spider
The team pose at the TP


Slightly damaged 27th Aug 2014  11:35  by ArthurH

Gridref: NY 26041 29090   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Better view than when I last visited this trig some 30+ years ago - when I experienced my first white-out!


Slightly damaged 10th Aug 2014  11:34  by Rick Trig

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

The weather on top in the clouds was shocking, strong wind & lashing stinging rain. As you can see from the photo I look wrecked. Went up from car park via Little Man just for the frisk.

Not the best of weather


Slightly damaged 5th Aug 2014  12:25  by The Moor We Hunt...

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

We climbed up via Ullock Pike on a good day with splendid views from the summit.

Skiddaw Trigpoint ©The Moor We Hunt...


Slightly damaged 28th Jul 2014  08:13  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Just emerging from the early morning mist. 1h30 from Gale Road carpark. Some chunks out of it.


Good condition 21st Jul 2014  14:00  by Mat Smith

Gridref: NY 26041 29087   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Me by the trig©Mat Smith


Not Logged 21st Jul 2014  13:17  by lgxkls

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 11th Jul 2014  15:00  by Two Dogs and an Awning

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10

A very hot day for this walk, but worth every step for the views.

Skiddaw - July 2014 ©Two Dogs and an Awning


Good condition 11th Jul 2014  11:00  by philandsam

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

After ScaFell Pike and Helvellyn in the previous 2 days this was a piece of p*ss. Great views.


Slightly damaged 13th Jun 2014  12:05  by busdriver59

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Chunks of concrete missing from the top and a piece of the base is on one of the nearby shelters


Slightly damaged 21st May 2014  12:01  by NorthernRed

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

A fine view in every direction especially toward Blen Cathra

Skiddaw Trig Blen Cathra in the distance©NorthernRed


Good condition 20th May 2014  13:00  by zippyfenn

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 20th May 2014  13:00  by andrew knox

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Not Logged 16th Apr 2014  00:00  by Curlew

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 15th Apr 2014  13:31  by jlc

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Perfect weather,sunny but cool breeze, school holidays, hundreds on the fell.perfect views


Good condition 30th Dec 2013  20:34  by Christopher-mark

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©Christopher-mark


Not Logged 7th Oct 2013  18:43  by colpeakbagger

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 22nd Sep 2013  14:00  by tomytucker

Gridref: NY 26000 29000   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 22nd Sep 2013  14:00  by rams

Gridref: NY 26000 29000   FB Number: 1543  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Skiddow
Skiddow


Good condition 25th Aug 2013  13:14  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Trig


Good condition 21st Aug 2013  00:00  by dogwalking

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 27th Jul 2013  14:55  by Merthyr_boy

Gridref: NY 26041 29083   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 11th Jul 2013  13:30  by Brookvale0

Gridref: NY 26000 29100   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Scorcher - Swifts having a ball on all the bugs drifting up on the hot air currents!


Good condition 6th May 2013  10:00  by welsh rambler

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

This was my second visit to Siddaw and this time it was clear and I got stunning views.


Good condition 4th May 2013  14:00  by Moacky

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

From Dash Falls


Slightly damaged 25th Apr 2013  13:46  by dragons51

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

This was our first walk just to find the trig


Not Logged 2nd Apr 2013  17:41  by yodellingbear

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 21st Dec 2012  09:39  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Away for the Festive season without the bike.Walked from Keswick via Skiddaw House and back via Latrigg. Cloud base only just above Skiddaw House. Summit ridge covered in ice. Trig an inch thick on three sides with ice. For a rare walker, a real experience.


Good condition 24th Nov 2012  12:50  by THE SNAPPERS

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

walked up wth Fitzydan,great views in between clouds moving in.white over on top with biting winds,well worth it though.



Good condition 24th Nov 2012  12:49  by fitzydan

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Superb views from here in between the mist. Very nippy today on the top

Me at the Trig - cold today
The Flush Bracket
The Trig Pillar


Slightly damaged 24th Sep 2012  12:00  by Dun100an

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

How many people up here today?!


Slightly damaged 16th Sep 2012  09:30  by fell-finder

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

After scaling Blencathra the prevoius day and wild camping on the flanks of Lonscale Fell, I found the ascent of Skiddaw a real tough old slog. The weather was awful 70 mph winds & heavy rain, and so no amazing views from the summit. A harder descent though across the loose slate scree back down into a soggy Keswick. You can follow a detailed walking route and desription of this hike by tapping Fell Finder Google.

Trig Point on Skiddaw & iron bar!


Good condition 30th Aug 2012  13:41  by jonaber

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 16th Aug 2012  08:22  by Trigger

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

TP6001


Good condition 14th Aug 2012  14:00  by hdke

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 28th Jul 2012  13:10  by dmacbrew

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10

freezing hail, gale force wind, minimal visibility - high summer in England


Good condition 21st Jul 2012  09:50  by Lone Walker

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

No views from here today and windy as well, but at least had the shelter to myself for a while


Slightly damaged 5th Jun 2012  14:42  by stignest

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

a real drab day. dry but dull and windy on tops. from swineside upstream of Caldew. up burnt horse and over Skiddaw to whitewater dash. up and over Calvas.


Good condition 4th Jun 2012  12:30  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

came up from Millbeck, bagging some Wainwrights en route. Bright cool day with superb visibility. Summit crowded.



Good condition 18th May 2012  12:10  by shropshire lasses

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

low cloud today so limited view


Good condition 16th May 2012  13:05  by Hartryggers

Gridref: NY 26042 29079   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Orthwaite Road > Cockup > Bakestall > Broad End > SKIDDAW (North Top > HIGH MAN summit topped with a trig (S1543) and lots of people > Middle Top > South Top) > Carl Side > Long Side > Ullock Pike > Watches > Orthwaite Road. Previous visits:- 18/04/2011, 12/07/2009, 14/05/2007, 02/03/2007, 01/06/1995


Not Logged 6th May 2012  15:19  by iannotts

Gridref: NY 26000 29000   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10

Good views


Good condition 15th Apr 2012  15:00  by Pick83

Gridref: NY 26046 29088   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Slightly damaged 1st Apr 2012  14:13  by 68 GUNS

Gridref: NY 26041 29086   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Arrived at summit as the clouds dropped, so no view today.


Good condition 1st Apr 2012  14:13  by 68 GUNS

Gridref: NY 26041 29086   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Arrived at summit as the clouds dropped, so no view today.


Slightly damaged 7th Mar 2012  13:30  by Lathama

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

I'll give it 8 on the assumption that the view is great on a good day! Today it was snowy and misty and really cold. The pillar has a missing plug and slight damage to the top surface, in addition the several minor chips out of the side. The concrete base is eroded on one side but otherwise is intact.

White out on Sdiddaw!


Not Logged 14th Nov 2011  12:20  by mntainman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 24th Oct 2011  00:00  by Applepye

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Very, very windy up here today.


Good condition 15th Sep 2011  11:55  by painterman61

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Revisit for photos plus nuttall sale how nice day clear no wind, midges biting at summit many people out today making the most of the first clear day free of rain for ages!Trig in fair condition cosidering its location plug missing 360 panarama views today this is the highest hotine trig in england.

trig ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
topo view ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61
skidda little man ©painterman61


Good condition 28th Aug 2011  14:30  by M0NJW

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 27th Aug 2011  12:30  by dave-harris

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10



Slightly damaged 5th Aug 2011  13:30  by Father Ted

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

I was hoping that there would be a nice example of a stone trig point up here bt it was only a concrete one instead. We took our time coming up from the west, letting the mist clear. The plan worked and we have clear views on top. It was rather crowded up here today and was glad we had chosen a lesser known route to ascend and descend. Took in four other mountains on our day out. the damage to the spider must put this one in the slightly damaged catagory.


Good condition 27th Jul 2011  12:03  by qmaster

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

©qmaster


Good condition 22nd Jun 2011  14:00  by Griggsy

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

From Applethwaite

©Griggsy


Good condition 30th Apr 2011  08:43  by Martin Griffiths - DPFR

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Bagged this one on a trip to recce the Bob Graham round. Great day out on the fells


Slightly damaged 28th Apr 2011  08:50  by g4wsb

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

From Dodd Wood car park steady climb to top great views.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 15th Nov 2010  15:07  by Marramintar

Gridref: NY 26100 29100   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Fantastic mountain with many routes to the summit, awesome views highlighted by a poor and inaccurate view indicator

Skiddaw Snowy Skiddaw Trig


Good condition 12th Sep 2010  00:00  by bogdodger

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 7th Sep 2010  14:57  by Brunshaw

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Done many times


Good condition 27th Aug 2010  11:30  by countrymatters

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Beautiful sunny weather everywhere except the summit of Skiddaw.


Good condition 15th Aug 2010  16:10  by G6WTM

Gridref: NY 26041 29089   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Bit hazy today but still a pleasant walk doing The Skiddaw Round (Ullock Pike, Longside Edge, Carl Side, Skiddaw Little Man, Skiddaw & Bakestall).


Slightly damaged 29th Jul 2010  15:42  by coast to coasters

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Base requires work GCTEQP

©coast to coasters


Good condition 17th Jul 2010  11:00  by CJO

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From Ravenstone hotel to west. Mist on summits, saw nobody all day


Slightly damaged 6th Jun 2010  18:03  by geek9999

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 3/10


Good condition 3rd Jun 2010  08:30  by timdoggart

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Early morning walk - gorgeous!

Skiddaw Great views©timdoggart


Good condition 28th Apr 2010  14:40  by GeoRams

FB Number: S1532  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Excellent mountain, cloudy at first but then the wind cleared it for a fantastic view.

FB
Trig


Slightly damaged 9th Apr 2010  12:54  by staggie34

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Ascended from Applethwaite via Doupes and Carlside, past Carlside Tarn and onto Skiddaw summit. Chased the cloud up the hill and got some splendid glimpses of a view.

Applethwaite
Skiddaw Trig ©staggie34
Skiddaw Summit ©staggie34


Not Logged 21st Mar 2010  00:00  by knobbly stiles

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 7th Mar 2010  13:00  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NY 26044 29086   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Cloud came and went making for an atmospheric day. TP slight damage around top.

Skiddaw Approaching from Bakestall.
Skiddaw Summit; the hordes arrived from the other direction including 10 month old baby!
Skiddaw Location, no cap.


Good condition 17th Oct 2009  12:25  by coinea

Gridref: NY 26043 29085   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

S1543 Skiddaw.


Slightly damaged 17th Oct 2009  12:21  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NY 26043 29084   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 20th April 1936 costing £4.3s.3d. Computed as primary triangulation station PP3 within Figure3 of the OSGB36 primary network during 1937. Levelled for height in 1952. Last maintained by the OS in September 1993. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from west. Public car park at NY235282, charge £4. Followed mapped track southeast through woods and onto open hill paths to top. Highest standard Hotine trig pillar in England. Pillar looking somewhat weathered, probably resulting from a combination of extreme weather conditions and the visiting masses. Concrete poured into spider centre. Flush bracket faces west, ~267°. South sight hole plugged, others open. Panoramic views include Carleton Fell, Criffell, Binsey, Cold Fell Pike, Helvelyn.

S1543 - Skiddaw pillar & FB
S1543 - Skiddaw pillar & GRP


Not Logged 13th Oct 2009  20:06  by melch

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 5th Oct 2009  13:54  by elaine grayson

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 24th May 2009  10:40  by lolster

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Ascended from Ravenstone via Ullock Pike and Long Side edge. Brilliant views. The trig point looks well worn especially at its base.Might be something to do with the weather up there!!

Jill at the top. Shows wear and tear to the trig point


Good condition 3rd May 2009  14:28  by matthew

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 25th Apr 2009  12:00  by CP THORPE

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 6th Apr 2009  13:49  by mntainman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 24th Jan 2009  13:16  by staggie34

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Ascended from Peter House Farm via Whitewater Dash and Bakestall. Whiteout above Bakestall and the fence was nearly buried at some points. Approached summit shelter on a compass bering in a whiteout. According to thermometers, temp plunged to minus 12 deg C on summit.

The Trig
Ascent From Bakestall


Good condition 2nd Nov 2008  12:35  by Morecambe Monkey

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A misty walk up Skiddaw from Gale Road car park. Ice & snow on the summit,very atmospheric.

Stu at the trig on a frozen Skiddaw.©Morecambe Monkey
Had to put this photo up from Kev\'s stag weekend 16/04/2010. Nice hat!©Morecambe Monkey


Good condition 1st Nov 2008  21:01  by hotbox16

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Great walk in the snow

©hotbox16


Good condition 21st Oct 2008  21:43  by painterman61

Gridref: NY 22500 35500   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

fooggy day steep climb from ullock pike ridge, very large summit with 4 tops!

Mark on the trig ©painterman61
The Trig ©painterman61
summit indicator ©painterman61


Good condition 12th Oct 2008  13:57  by staggie34

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Ascended from Bassenthwaite village via Ullock Pike and Longside Edge. Lovely day, great views all around. Most of the Lakeland Fells had lots of cloud looming over them creating wonderful atmospheric views. Plenty of sunshine about around Skiddaw. Descended over Bakestall and around Dash Beck valley. This was totally deserted and very beautiful. A total contrast to the summit and southern approaches to the summit.


Good condition 23rd Aug 2008  00:00  by Rupertal

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 20th Aug 2008  14:16  by gary&den

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Set off in lovely sunshine, but once on the top it could have been January!!


Slightly damaged 5th Jul 2008  05:49  by barnsley skip

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Park car end of road near the Underscar Hotel GPS ref NY 28094 25333 once passed the Little Man wind picked up could hardly stand near trig blown off my feet at one stage cuts to knees on sharp state.

Skiddaw Summit
direction plate
looking East towards Bassenthwaite Lake


Good condition 28th Jun 2008  14:10  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: NY 26032 29087   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Pillar in good conditon, base exposed. Concrete plug. Misty veiws but cleared a couple of times. Very windy so didn't hang around. By the time we had descended the sky was blue and summit clear. Just our luck.


Good condition 20th Jun 2008  13:45  by Downfaller

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 11th Jun 2008  11:54  by manonabike

Gridref: NY 26046 29085   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Could see nothing but cloud but enjoyed the walk up via Long edge and Ullock Fell where the views were fantastic


Good condition 10th May 2008  10:16  by Captainbob542

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Back logging a visit to Cumbria and Skiddaw.

Skiddaw Trig ©Captainbob542


Good condition 25th Mar 2008  15:10  by jamez654

Gridref: NY 26043 29084   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Very cold day but fantastic views!

Cold day on top of Skiddaw


Slightly damaged 11th Feb 2008  12:10  by mtb mick

Gridref: NY 26000 29100   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Bagged on a 9-mile circular walk from High Side via Longside Edge. Climbed Skiddaw on the steep path on western slope. Superb weather for February giving great views lit with lowish light. Lots of people out today.

Skiddaw, 931 metres


Not Logged 9th Feb 2008  00:00  by Sprog

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10


Good condition 26th Aug 2007  18:00  by The Reverend

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Climbed from the South, via Carl Side then up the steep Western side. Enjoyable walk, but unfortunately missed the views as the cloud came down just before we got to the summit.


Good condition 26th Aug 2007  13:30  by oggysprinks

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Went up during a busy bank holiday weekend, very busy but superb views!!! Went the very steep way to the west which was fun to go back down!!


Good condition 15th Aug 2007  15:00  by Andy West

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 15th Aug 2007  11:30  by south westerlies

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Should be a good view, but today clouds a bit too low, giving only occasional glimpses of a view. Still loads of people on the fell though

The Trig during a brief break in the cloud


Slightly damaged 28th Jul 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

top ~damaged, no cap or plug. Slaty summit. Dark, thick mist, first summit on Sir Ran Fiennes' 42-peak Bob Graham Round attempt, with mandatory start at Keswick's Moot Hall..


Good condition 16th Jul 2007  11:46  by RickC

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

great view despite people slating the mountain its was vr gd imo a proper mountain summit too excellent, dint see a person on the way to the summit or on the summit only saw 4 people on the way down not bad huh

Skiddaw in cloud ©RickC


Good condition 8th Jul 2007  12:30  by DanTrig

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Climbed up over Latrigg and Little Man to summit, good views.


Good condition 23rd Jun 2007  12:04  by Noggin the Nog

Gridref: NY 26041 29086   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

©Noggin the Nog


Good condition 14th Jun 2007  20:30  by Particle

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Very misty on top.


Not Logged 21st May 2007  19:00  by Proper Cheddar

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10

Oops - forgot to log this one at the time. Brilliant day - very clear.


Good condition 5th May 2007  12:00  by MBFace

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Came up via Ullock Pike, Long Side and Carl Side. Back via Bakestall and, for one of us, Great Calva.


Good condition 29th Apr 2007  12:25  by Mr T. P. Bagger

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

The first time I have had a view from Skiddaw, normally the cloud is down.

Trig point looking north east


Good condition 16th Mar 2007  11:00  by theblack

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Part of a Skiddaw round returing via skiddaw house. Extremely windy on top, very difficult to stay upright. Trig is very solid, i had to hang onto it at one point!


Good condition 14th Jan 2007  10:10  by chrisbombington

Gridref: NY 26000 29100   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked Gale road end and followed the well made path to the summit, very windy on top today,although Skiddaw is over 3000 feet I was up and down in about 3 hours mainly due to the excellent path and cold wind.

Skiddaw Trig & inserts FB/Top


Good condition 12th Nov 2006  11:14  by senrabyar

Gridref: NY 26041 29086   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Horrible windy day, cloud at 600m. Hill deserted - or so I thought ! Caught at summit by two people - who were not only fellow orienteers, but also members from my club back in Nottinghamshire. Five minutes different time and we wouldn't have met. Is this really that amazing ?


Good condition 13th Oct 2006  13:00  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Intended to climb Sca Fell but the clouds were down so opted for the safer motorway up the east side of Skiddaw. Rewarded for our efforts by the cloud completely lifting as we reached the summit and stunning views. Took the significantly more challenging route down the west side and a quiet walk along the lane through Millbeck and Applethwaite back to the car.


Good condition 19th Aug 2006  16:00  by littlejim

Gridref: NY 26042 29086   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Well into the cloud, so we just had to remember the view from previous visits. No pictures due to heavy rain and wind!


Slightly damaged 5th Aug 2006  00:00  by caroleengel

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 3rd Jul 2006  13:00  by egtonio

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 30th Jun 2006  14:26  by peebs

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 28th Jun 2006  12:35  by Frenziedfrog

Gridref: NY 26045 29079   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Typical misty weather, which typically cleared after I had left the top! Went up via Lonscale Fell, and (shame) down the tourist motorway.


Not Logged 17th Jun 2006  14:45  by alistairpooler

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 27th May 2006  14:00  by sjr

FB Number: 1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

big hill...long slog.


Good condition 27th May 2006  12:30  by smiley dog

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

another great day on skiddaw pity about the rain


Good condition 22nd May 2006  12:00  by jonglew

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Had to give this a 2 as the cloud was well and truly down on the mountain, zero viz! Was bagging the hill though, not the trig so didn't matter what I could see - I'd conquered the hill in extreme wind, rain & cloud!


Good condition 7th Dec 2005  13:00  by staggie34

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Climbed from Latrigg. Biting wind on top but a very easy climb due to improved path. No view due to low cloud. Good TP.


Good condition 26th Aug 2005  11:00  by buryblue

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Great views out to Scottish coastline and the Solway Firth, also Bassenwhaite and Derwentwater. It is always windy on Skiddaw this visit was no exception!

Skiddaw 10am after the rain and mist it cleared to enable a view though still a little sombre, dark and brooding


Good condition 20th Feb 2005  12:02  by stan toon

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Great views, very cold

Stan toon on top of Skiddaw ©stan toon


Good condition 20th Feb 2005  11:30  by m0sgb

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

nice views but freezing


Good condition 31st Oct 2004  12:10  by bonatti

Gridref: NY 26035 29064   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

General condition of pillar, good but base is undermined. Heavy hill fog, no views

Skiddaw Cumbrian mist


Good condition 29th Sep 2004  11:30  by Postie

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 0/10

Thick mist all day!! No views at all!

What view??


Good condition 7th Aug 2004  13:30  by Trigglets

Gridref: NY 26041 29086   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked from the centre of Keswick on this very warm day. Rather hazy, but views still quite extensive.


Good condition 10th Jul 2004  14:00  by Keefley

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Not Logged 19th Jun 2004  12:20  by Sandman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 8th Apr 2004  09:18  by eddyr

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 5th Apr 2004  11:00  by Elvi5uk

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

My 42nd Birthday and pretty wild it was to.



Good condition 5th Apr 2004  10:00  by crazy gang

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

The trig point was completely iced over. 70mph winds meant that didn't hang around to get the no. amongst the hail and rain.

Rob from Crazy gang on an average April day on Skiddaw!


Good condition 24th Feb 2004  22:21  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

tons of visits here


Good condition 27th Sep 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

S1543
S1543


Slightly damaged 27th Sep 2003  11:24  by Red.roaming

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Having looked through my previous walking holiday photos and recently starting logging trig point visits [2015], I am now logging my visit which has wonderful memories of a weekend staying at a local YHA with superb friends during which we achieved Skiddaw summit to our great delight! I can remember the long uphill slog with wonderful views and reaching the trig point with great satisfaction! Photo shows Tina and myself at the trig [with cyclist in background!].


Good condition 31st Aug 2003  12:00  by weekender

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

with RayW


Good condition 26th Jul 2003  15:40  by Isosceles

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

We parked the car near the Dodd Wood car park and walked up via Ullock Pike. This way is far easier than the slog from Keswick. It took us 1h 50 min to reach the summit.

©Isosceles


Good condition 3rd Jul 2003  21:00  by gemini man

Gridref: NY 26000 29000   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited at the start of The 4 3's trip.


Good condition 2nd Jul 2003  12:15  by asbown

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 14th May 2003  13:05  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: NY 26054 28818   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A long slog.Rather murky at summit which spoilt the views. An interesting descent down Carl Side. The Grid Reference and photographs were added on a return visit on September 22nd 2013. The route went up Ullock Pike and Carl Side. The wee boy with his father was only 9 years old.



Good condition 24th Apr 2003  19:08  by Fellwanderer

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 3rd Mar 2003  13:00  by jimmy

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

a wild day to be blown off Skiddaw


Good condition 18th Oct 2002  13:41  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

A great walk up to the summit from the north by Whitewater Dash and back round by Ullock Pike. Superb on the top if a little busy today.

Skiddaw Summit ©Walker Dan


Good condition 17th Sep 2002  16:52  by Triggers

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

combined with blencathra which was a long walk


Good condition 6th Sep 2002  11:35  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Above date most recent of 7 visits, the first on 16/02/1977.


Slightly damaged 10th Sep 2000  01:15  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Ascended from Underscar in misty conditions.


Good condition 16th Aug 2000  00:00  by Bramley

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Not Logged 17th Oct 1999  00:00  by IWC

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 14th Jun 1999  14:15  by Ivanhoe

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Boring plain cement pillar, with corner of large square concrete base broken away.


Good condition 12th Jun 1999  21:53  by Foinavon

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Not Logged 13th Dec 1998  16:32  by barryhunter

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

Execellent location, looking toward the south is the Lakes in all its glory.


Good condition 5th Jun 1998  12:31  by fasgadh

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy ascent in thick mist from the north. Return via Lonscale Fell and Dash falls. Great bit of country here.


Not Logged 17th Sep 1997  13:00  by Mark&Sue

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Climbed Skiddaw on a beautiful September day


Good condition 9th Sep 1997  13:10  by Marshsand

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Visited (along with Skiddaw Little Man as a straight up and down visit. Re-visited on 28.08.99 when as well as Little Man, Lonscale Fell and Sale How were visited.


Not Logged 26th Jul 1997  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

No details noted - last summit of Bob Graham, downhill all the way now….


Good condition 10th Jun 1997  13:56  by Crazy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Climbed via Dodd (my aunt accompanied me this far) and Carlside then descended via Little Man and Lonscale Fell to Keswick. A nice day on top unlike last visit.


Good condition 3rd Apr 1996  00:00  by widget

Gridref: NY 26000 29100   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

By myself today for a big one. Parked in CP(2825)and made summit after steady slog in 90 mins! Stupendous views over Bassenthwaite and further W. Went on to do Blencathra in a 12 mile yomp in 5 hrs - Knackered!


Good condition 25th Dec 1995  12:00  by Hillspecial

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Stayed at Derwent Water YH in Borrowdale, rode up as far as we could, then walked up to the top

Skidaw trig covered in snow Skidaw trig covered in snow on xmas day 1995
Think this was 1994 ish deff on Xmas / New year lakes tour


Good condition 4th Nov 1995  00:00  by happycyclist

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 10th Jun 1995  10:15  by pieces_of_8

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Not Logged 26th Sep 1994  00:00  by ad-lib

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 26th Jul 1994  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Covered in mist & rain so viewfinder nearby wasn't much use. Tarmac plug.


Good condition 3rd Aug 1993  13:50  by ocean soul

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Climbed from Latrigg.No views-weather poor.


Good condition 19th Jul 1993  00:00  by Historian

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 24th Jun 1993  00:00  by Border Peat

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

great views

S1543©Border Peat


Good condition 5th Jun 1993  12:08  by vegibagger

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

with Michelle on her 23rd birthday


Good condition 19th Apr 1993  13:23  by The Patrician

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Low flying cloud!


Good condition 20th Jun 1992  05:30  by earl grey

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Climbed Skidaw many times,this climbe was done whilst doing the 4 Peaks an event organised anualy by the Ramblers Assoc' the walk starts from Keswick at 04 hrs am.and also icludes Sca Fell Sca Fell Pike and Helvelyn,total height climbed about 11,000 feet and 46 miles,and to be done in under 24 hrs,I have now done this event 5 times,now,always hard but always enjoyable and memorable.


Not Logged 12th Dec 1990  00:00  by gowrie

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

been up 5 times and not yet had a view. This one was thick mist and deep snow


Good condition 12th Oct 1990  12:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

As Wainwrights book plus again in mid 90's with Richard Armour from Latrigg car park.


Good condition 6th Jul 1990  22:50  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

but only for the rest of the walk not the slog to the summit


Good condition 25th May 1990  11:30  by Stratford Strollers

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Glorious day. Walked up with another couple we met in our hotel in Applethwaite. We were the only four on the mountain. Marvellous.


Good condition 14th Jan 1989  12:00  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

From Ravenstone via Ullock Pike. Very, very windy - most of the party blown over at some point. Direct descent to Skiddaw House.


Good condition 31st May 1987  00:00  by PhilPamAndRob

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Retrospective Logging of this trig from when I reached this summit whilst doing the Wainwrights


Not Logged 17th Apr 1987  10:48  by Chalky

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 22nd Feb 1987  12:09  by BigJ

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 1st Aug 1985  14:00  by Hedgehogg

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 15th Mar 1985  12:00  by sky high boys

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

On holiday stomp. A bugger of an ascent but as usual, worth it at the top. The Lakes should be an honourary part of Scotland ;-)


Good condition 1st Sep 1984  13:23  by PeteBoggs

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Done on honeymoon - would have got more but divorced now!


Good condition 30th Apr 1978  22:00  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cumberland. My last summit on a day doing the Lake District 3000's. It was dark and in cloud, a good job I had been up three times previously.


Good condition 9th Apr 1977  16:40  by arranc

Gridref: NY 26000 29000   FB Number: S1543  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Not Logged 31st Dec 1969  00:00  by claymoreking

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10



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