|Ullock Pike's more impressive side at the start of Longside Edge|
Prominence: 14m (46ft)
Region: Northern Fells
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Small cairn
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side, Skiddaw & Bakestall - 28/02/2016
Skiddaw - 31/10/2014
|The summit and superlative view of Dodd, Derwent Water, Bassenthwaite and the north western fells|
The fell's name comes from the Old Norse language and translates as "The peak where the wolves play". With "úlfr" meaning wolf and "leikr"meaning play, there is records that the fell was called Ulvelaik in the 13th century.
Ullock Pike has two profiles depending on where it is viewed from; from the north it is observed as a slender peak but from other directions it is seen as just a bump at the end of Longside Edge. It has no real topographic prominence so fails to qualify as a Hewitt or a Nuttall.
The top of the fell is a small area carpeted with heather and marked by a cairn. There is a fine all round view even though it is limited by the mass of Skiddaw to the east.
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