Skiddaw


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Skiddaw

(skĭd`ô), mountain, 3,054 ft (931 m) high, Cumbria, NW England, in the Lake District.
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Several, but not all species typical of the messaoudensis-trifidum assemblage of the Skiddaw Group are present, including four out of the seven diagnostic taxa: Cymatiogalea deunffii Jardine et al.
On the shore of the lake and in the shadow of the great Skiddaw - the sixth highest mountain in the Lakes and a challenge saved for another day - is the charming Mirehouse, a historic home open to the public.
Cumbria is home to many famous mountains including Skiddaw, Helvellyn, Scafell and Coniston Old Man, to name but a few popular with walkers but there is also chance to try golf, horse riding, go kartingand ballooning.
From its location on the level top of a low hill the imposing peaks of Helvellyn, Skiddaw, Grasmoor and Blencathra are seen in a dramatic panorama from the site.
Other summits include Helvellyn, Skiddaw, and Old Man of Coniston, which are all in the Lake District.
Cockermouth is also a great base for walks around Buttermere, Loweswater and Bassenthwaite lakes, or the fells - Skiddaw is your best bet.
Stevenson's latest fund-raising effort, with Warrington Wolves coach Ben Povey and ex-prop forwards Gary Chambers and Mark Hilton, is to climb five major big peaks in the Lake District, Scafell Pike, Scafell, Great End, Helvellyn and Skiddaw within 24 hours.
Dating back to the 1600s, the hotel oozes history, charm and character, with picture-postcard views across along sloping lawn down to Lake Bassenthwaite and over to looming Skiddaw mountain.
I liked Phil Hack's Lake District study Easter Snow, Skiddaw, but equally impressive in its own way is a more local scene, Geoff France's panoramic view of Rochdale Road and its surroundings in snow, admirably sharp and clear.
Climbs include Scafell, Helvellyn and Skiddaw (England's three highest peaks).
My favourites were Skiddaw and Crinkle Crags - even though the weather was horrible.
Results from the project, codenamed Skiddaw, will be evaluated in the next month with the idea of rolling it out across the force from June.