Skiddaw - a magnificent backdrop for Keswick

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The mighty Skiddaw and its neighbouring peaks provide a magnificent backdrop for Keswick.  Skiddaw, at 931m, 3054'), is the fourth highest mountain in England and it's one of the most popular to climb.

From Keswick there is a clear stoney path all the way. It can often be cold and windy at the top compared to the town below so always go well prepared.

Leave Keswick via Fitz Park and head up Spooney Green Lane to the foot of Latrigg.  Follow the steep zigzags up Jenkins Hill, enjoy a flatter section around Skiddaw Low Man and climb to the summit ridge.

There is an excellent parorama of Keswick and Derwentwater and on a clear day the views are far reaching to Buttermere and Ennerdale in the Western Lakes, Scafell and Helvellyn mountain ranges, coastal towns and the Isle of Man and over the Solway Firth to the Scottish mountains.