Back o’ Skidda

Skiddaw and Blencathra often look like the northern walls of the Lake District. But behind them lies a region of smaller hills, green and rolling, with views across the Solway Firth into Scotland.

Longlands Fell – Brae Fell – Great Sca Fell – Knott – Burn Tod – Trusmadoor – Great Cockup – Little Cockup - Meal Fell

For some reason, the hill grazings to the north of the A66 were never enclosed and they have a wide open character. Scotland in miniature.

Between the five of us, Angela, Paul, Steve, Steve, and I must collectively have summit visits totalling a small number of thousands. Yet this round was (almost) untrodden by any of us. Worth the visit, we thought

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