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2006 03 23 - Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side, Skiddaw and Bakestall with Paul D and the dogs.

We parked near High Side and followed the path onto The Edge, climbing to Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side and Skiddaw before descending via Bakestall. It was a fine day free of rain. Clouds kept high throughout the walk and visibility was good although distant views were hazy. Skiddaw's top was cold but sunny and covered with ice and snow. Much snow also still lay on all the high tops adding to the grandeur of the surrounding fells. We finished the day with a pint or two of Jennings' Cocker Hoop at the The Travellerís Rest Inn near Grasmere.


Ullock Pike in the middle distance from near the start of the walk


Further up the path


Nearer still


Looking back to Binsey


A view of Long Side as we approach the top of Ullock Pike


Skiddaw from Ullock Pike summit


Long Side summit


Looking over Carl Side towards Helvellyn from the path off Long Side


At Carl Side summit


Looking back to Long Side


Towards Skiddaw


Long Side and Ullock Pike from Carl Side summit


The view down Southerdale


and looking back to Carl Side from the path up Skiddaw


 The last steep pull towards the summit


Blencathra and Lonscale Fell from near the southern top of Skiddaw


 The southern top


Little Man


Ullock Pike from the summit ridge


 Paul and Holly (aged 6 months) at the trig point on Skiddaw

Looking south from the summit


The summit


The summit as we start to drop down towards the north


 Little Man again with Helvellyn beyond


And looking back to Skiddaw


Towards Great Calva from the path down to Bakestall


Looking back up to Skiddaw


Dropping down to Bakestall summit


Bakestall summit


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