1NY2799225343 The Latrigg car park is the start point for a very popular route up Skiddaw; follow this briefly, then turn off right onto the rather less crowded Cumbria Way. This crosses Whit Beck and heads east to a shoulder overlooking the deep valley of the Glenderaterra Beck. The trail now traverses the steep craggy east flank of Lonscale Fell - it's quite spectacular in places (but not at all hard or scary). Beyond this the path leads gradually uphill into the wilds of the Skiddaw Forest to reach the isolated hostel at Skiddaw House.
2NY2859029154 Walk around the hostel grounds, and from a gate on the far side pick up a grassy path running steadily uphill onto the minor top of Sale How. Continue up the vague eastern spur of Skiddaw to join the Latrigg path, a broad and badly eroded gravel motorway.
3NY2639528321 Follow the crowds northwest up onto Skiddaw's summit ridge; the high point is a short stroll north along the ridge.
4NY2594929098 Continue north, descending the ridge above the dramatic deep scoop of Barkbethdale to reach a wide, level shoulder. Cut right here to descend the broad grassy spur of Blake Hill - there's a path of sorts, but even if you don't find it the going is easy. Pass over the slight rise of Hare Crag, then bear northeast to avoid the worst of the bogs on the lower slopes. Meet the Cumbria Way near Dead Beck.
5NY2816930387 Follow the track south(ish) to Skiddaw House, then retrace your steps on the Glenderaterra path back to the Latrigg car park.
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