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Explore Skiddaw with this chapter from Lakeland Fellranger: The Northern Fells - a Cicerone guidebook

Cover of Skiddaw
21 Jun 2016
19.6 x 13.0 x 0.3cm
1st Published
28 Mar 2014
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by Mark Richards
Book published by Cicerone Press

Pocket-sized Fellranger booklet describing 10 routes onto Skiddaw, one of the highest Lake District fells, from all points of the compass, with tips on the safest descents and ridge routes to Skiddaw Little Man, Bakestall and Carl Side. Illustrated with Mark Richards' summit panoramas and topo diagrams, colour photographs and Harvey mapping.

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Skiddaw is perhaps one of the most prominent fells among the Northern Fells, where broad sweeps of heather-clad fells and an expanse of grass, rock and sky make it the home of peace and remoteness for ramblers. Skiddaw watches over Keswick, while other northern fells including Blencathra to its east sprawl into deep valley basins offering fellranging pleasure and challenge in the area.

This route booklet is a full-size extract from The Northern Fells guidebook, which itself is part of the eight-volume Lakeland Fellranger series by Mark Richards. This dedicated chapter on Skiddaw covers a variety of routes depicted on Harvey maps. The author's own topos and summit panoramas, not to mention breathtaking photography make sure that your ascent of Skiddaw is one to remember. 

  • The route options are all illustrated with HARVEY maps, colour photographs, fellscape diagrams and panorama guides.
  • With alternative routes, height distance and timing information to tailor-make your outing.
  • Also covers information on all the Fellranger guidebooks, basic mountain safety advice, information on the Fix the Fells conservation project, an author biography and details of other Fellranger offers and products.

The Northern Fells is just one guide of the eight-part Lakeland Fellranger series, covering a total of 227 fells. Where will you go next?

To explore the Lakeland fells in full, check out all the Fellranger guidebooks: The North-Western FellsThe Northern FellsThe Mid-Western FellsThe Western FellsThe Central FellsThe Southern Fells, The Near Eastern Fells and The Far Eastern Fells.

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