Saturday, 1 July 2000

Long Side

Long Side and its location on Longside Edge
Height: 734m (2,408ft)
Prominence: 40m (131ft)
Region: Northern Fells
Summit feature: Cairn
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright, Birkett
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side, Skiddaw & Bakestall - 28/02/2016
Skiddaw - 31/10/2013
Long Side summit looking towards Skiddaw
What Wainwright said:

"The highest point on the lofty, steep-sided ridge rising between Bassenthwaite Lake and the 'hidden' valley of Southerndale is a small and shapely pyramid delicately poised above a rough, shadowed declivity facing into the massive breast of Skiddaw. The ridge leading up over Ullock Pike from the north, Longside Edge, is neat and interesting - a splendid high-level way for walkers".

Long Side sits sandwiched between the fells of Ullock Pike and Carl Side on Longside Edge. Strictly speaking the actual summit of the fell is nameless with the name Long Side applying to the south western slope below the summit and is so marked on maps.

Long Side is generally climbed in combination with Ullock Pike and Carl Side enroute to the summit of Skiddaw, the route being regarded as the finest ascent of England's lowest 3,000ft mountain. On a clear day, Long Side provides a fine view of Bassenthwaite Lake with the looming presence of Skiddaw to the north.

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