Walk up Skiddaw via Sale How and the Jenkin Hill Path  2.75/5 (4)

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Route Summary:

Walk up Skiddaw from Keswick.

This walk includes the 3 Wainwrights of Skiddaw, Skiddaw Little Man, Bakestall

This walk includes the 2 Hewitts of Skiddaw, Skiddaw Little Man

This walk includes the 3 Nuttalls of Skiddaw, Skiddaw Little Man, Sale How

21.19 km 959 m 7 hours

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Start and Finish: Keswick

View Facilities

All the facilities needed will be in Keswick. See our Best the Walks from Keswick article for more information.

View Hazards

Some navigational issues in mist on the ascent over the moors.

Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Parking :

In Keswick or park at the car park at Gale Road to cut out around 5km and a few 100m ascent from the walk.

Public Transport:

See our Best the Walks from Keswick article for more information on how to get to Keswick.

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Walk up Skiddaw via Sale How and the Jenkin Hill Path Details

This walking route up Skiddaw starts from the centre of Keswick. It’s a meandering route up Glenderaterra Beck along the Cumbrian Way, passing the remote Youth Hostel at Skiddaw House before ascending the minor top of Sale How en route to Skiddaw’s summit, one of the few Munros Furth of Scotland. Staying at the hostel and ascending from there makes a proper weekend out of the walk.

This route descends Skiddaw via Jenkin Hill, the popular and easier ascent up Skiddaw from Keswick. Details of that direct route can be found here.

The Route

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Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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