Ullock Pike | Long Side | Carl Side  
Date: 12th February 2020 Distance: 7.43km (4.61 Miles) Parking: Layby Nr Bassenthwaite
Start Location: Nr Bassenthwaite Ascent (m/ft): 630m (2067ft) Weather:

Cloudy, Atmospheric

Time Started: 11:00 Highest Point: Carl Side (746m/2447ft) Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 3 Hours 20 Minutes        
Route: Nr Bassenthwaite - Watches (333m/1093ft) - The Edge - Ullock Pike (670m/2198ft) - Long Side (734m/2408ft) - Carl Side (746m/2447ft) - White Stones - Millbeck


A glimpse of Bassenthwaite Lake from the start of the climb from Bassenthwaite village.

Ullock Pike pointing to the sky.


A view back to Binsey.


Barkbethdale on the left and Southerndale on the right.

The summit of Watches.

Looking to The Edge from Watches.

Mist forming in the valley.

Skiddaw free of cloud. My initial plan was to head up there if it remained clear.

The Edge with the mist creeping in..

Bassenthwaite Lake.


Some blue sky over Bassenthwaite Lake.


A view down to Watches and Binsey.

From higher up the ridge you can make out the cloud in the distance heading this way.

Bassenthwaite lake.

The Edge up to Ullock Pike.

Hitting the snowline.

Mist on Skiddaw and Mist in the valley.

Very atmospheric misty conditions drawing in.


Bassenthwaite Lake still clear of mist.


Thicker cloud inbound... Can I get to the summit of Ullock Pike in time...

Stunning conditions.

Ullock Pike summit in the cloud...

But it cleared for a brief moment.

A view to Bassenthwaite Lake from Ullock Pike. Seconds later the cloud was back.

Long Side summit.

Carl Side summit.


Leaving the cloud base at White Stones.