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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Wainwright's 'The Skiddaw Group from Ashness Bridge' sold for a world record auction price for the artist of PS1,600
Savage, of Skiddaw View, Penrith, raped her after pinning her down on a sofa.
Inventions and Innovations The Musical Stones of Skiddaw, 1840, Keswick Museum (Cumbria) This eight octave lithophone was built by Joseph Richardson - a member of the Keswick family - in 1840 from 'hornfels', a type of stone quarried from Skiddaw mountain.
Arriving at the very top of Skiddaw, a craggy mountain in the Lake District which rises 3,054ft above sea level, the wind was whipping across the fell, and the temperature was icy cold.
The new cafe and shop, which opened this summer, looks down onto an octagonal walled garden built in a Victorian style using reclaimed materials, and has stunning views up to one of England's highest mountains, Skiddaw. The cafe serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea and its wide range of teas, coffees, homemade cakes, scones, bread and other dishes ensure it caters for everyone, whether it's quick refreshment or a full meal.
Planned equipment includes a net bridge, a Skiddaw, a log walk, a two-bay cradle and team swing, a multi-play system including two climbing access points, a slide, a play panel and a seating area The play area will be situated in a garden to rear of 6 High Church Wynd and accessed by a pedestrian gateway from the existing beer garden.
From the viewpoint at the Hartside Top cafe, you can see Helvellyn, Great Gable, Skiddaw, and across the Solway Firth in Southern Scotland -- Criffel.
The owner-breeder's promising hurdler Bobs Lord Tara suffered a fatal injury in a novice event here in April, but 20-1 shot Skiddaw Valleys did her best to wipe away that bad memory by getting up close home to claim a short-head victory over favourite Piccadilly Jim.
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.
So up he goes, and the results are tremendous: early morning light over Skiddaw reveals 'a superb cloud inversion, like a bowl of gently simmering fog soup'; a lone sheep enjoys sunset on Ennerdale; the River Esk, in summer bloom, demonstrates how beautiful water looks when it's running over rocks; and a cloud swelling pregnantly over the approach to Bowfell releases a flurry of snow.
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.