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North of Skiddaw lies an area of high moors and rolling hills. Bleak and lonely – these fells do not attract the crowds as do their southern neighbours. Great sweeps of open fells dominate the landscape relieved only by the becks. Penetrating this wilderness is a bridleway that skirts the eastern flanks of Lonscale Fell and then heads northwest over Burnt Hause and around the back of Skiddaw. By heading out around the side of Latrigg from Keswick and then following this bridleway it is possible to make a complete tour of Skiddaw over good tracks with well-graded ascent and take in some spectacular scenery. Terrain: Stony, well-graded bridleways and tracks over open moorland and low fells. The return is along roads.

Cycle Route: Keswick - Skiddaw House - Keswick

Duration: 5 - 6 hours

Miles: 19

Time/Effort 3 out of 5
Navigation 3 out of 5
Technicality 3 out of 5
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Map reference: NY 266234  Lat: 54.60041 Long: -3.13767

Take jct 40 from the M6 onto the A66 from Penrith to Keswick.

Accessible by Public Transport: 18 miles from Penrith station