Ulla Pike

Path up to Ulla Pike with Skiddaw in the background

Following on from the walk up to Red Tarn, the next day saw a walk up Ulla Pike.  I had seen the ridge walk before and wanted to do it.  So with tiring limbs and a hot day set off from Dodds Wood car park on the trail up to Ulla Pike.

Path up to Ulla Pike with Skiddaw in the background
Path up to Ulla Pike with Skiddaw in the background
Looking down from halfway up Ulla Pike over the ridge path
Looking down from halfway up Ulla Pike over the ridge path

On the climb up those ridges, the worst thing was probably the flying ants.  They were constantly landing on my sweating exposed skin, and had to be wiped off regularly.  However the warm weather gave nice views.  In the picture above in the far far distance is Scotland.

The final approach to Ulla Pike was slightly rocky.

Ulla Pike
Ulla Pike

But the summit was fairly easily made.

Summit Cairn at Ulla Pike
Summit Cairn at Ulla Pike
Ridgeway from Ulla Pike Summit
Ridgeway from Ulla Pike Summit
Looking down over Bassenthwaite Water from Ulla Pike Summit
Looking down over Bassenthwaite Water from Ulla Pike Summit

After looking at the views I walked on the ridge path and up the “Mound”, and onto Carl Side.

The Mound from Carlside
The Mound from Carlside
Views towards Keswick from Carlside
Views towards Keswick from Carlside
Derwent Water from Carlside
Derwent Water from Carlside

From Carlside you can choose to walk up a shale path to Skiddaw’s peak.  Not something for me that day as was starting to feel the day on day walking, as it was not something I am used to.

Skiddaw from Carlside
Skiddaw from Carlside

So I now descended from Carlside to White Rocks down a long path, and after taking the view below returned to the car.

Keswick and Derwent Water from White Rocks
Keswick and Derwent Water from White Rocks
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ChrisA

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