Expansive views, beautiful green rolling hills, a hidden waterfall, and a Wellington Bomber crash site; what more do you want from a walk? On a wet claggy day, the Uldale Fells can be a drab pointless slog, however, on a warm clear sunny day in summer, the ‘back o’ Skiddaw’ fells are a delightful experience. If you like walking on grass, then this route is perfect!

I make no apologies for including many quotes from Alfred Wainwright in this post, so I hope the reader doesn’t mind. While walking these fells I found myself chuckling away while reading some of his witty comments; this is, after all, the type of terrain you can walk upon while reading a book.


Route 17 – Back o’ Skiddaw and the secrets of Frozen Fell – Map 1