The Skiddaw round

You probably didn't know there was a walk called the Skiddaw round, did you?  Maybe it should be called the Skiddaw Spray, since

you start near the middle, aim up far left (Dodd), then even further up over the middle (Skiddaw) and then down from the far right (Lonscale Fell).  We had sun the whole day, but unfortunately also a great deal of heat haze, which curtailed the magnificent views normally available.  Here are some pictures
(click on any picture for a larger version):

That's a nice way to start a walk...
Millbeck and Applethwaite must have some of the best views in the Lakes, but today was hazy, as I said.

Bassenthwaite Lake, from the top of Dodd.
Looking down from the top of Carl Side.  That's Newlands down there (you'll have to believe me).  Although it was warm down below, this was where the wind made itself felt, and I had to put on a fleece for the first time

This is the ridge from Ullock Pike towards Long Side.
The top of Skiddaw, from near the top of Carl Side.  You can see a path going up right to left across this huge lump of scree, which is one good reason not to climb Skiddaw from this direction.  I have never managed to get up this path without having to stop, and I cordially hate it!  It's slightly worse going down...

Sophie feeling the worse for wear, at the top of Skiddaw.  She was not alone...
Mind you, we had been in a hurry, for some reason, and the whole walk took only 4.5 hours
Derwentwater just visible from the top of Skiddaw Little Man.

Lonscale Fell from near Skiddaw Little Man.  Blencathra is in the background.
The dogs after what was a lovely, long walk.  Samba still smiling, Sophie not quite so sure...

More pictures of the fells on this walk are available from here

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