With a summit of 931 meters, Skiddaw is the fourth highest mountain in England. It is found in The Lake District National Park, just north of the town of Keswick, Cumbria. It can be seen taking up most of the skyline in this area, it is highly recommended by walking guides, even to the casual walker as it’s not only a popular walk but one of the simplest mountains to ascend in The Lakes. The surrounding areas of “Skiddaw Forrest”, “Back o’ Skidda” and “Skiddaw House” all borrow from the remarkable mountain’s name. Hotels in the area of Keswick offer extraordinary views of Skiddaw, a sight of which the local residents are very proud. The Lake District is a monumental area of untouched, unprecedented natural beauty and Skiddaw summit is just the tip of the ice berg, and a good place to start if you are new to exploring the area. The mountain is made up of Skiddaw slate, formed 500 million years ago from Ordovician sedimentary rock, in a shallow sea, low energy environment.
Accommodation in the Lake District is very easy to find, especially in Keswick, at the foot of Skiddaw Mountain. Keswick has hotels, B&Bs, self catering apartments and cottages as well as hostels. A marvellous area to enjoy and explore with walks, good food and drink in Keswick, outdoor activities like canoeing and rock climbing and of course Skiddaw Mountain proudly overlooking it all.