Saturday, 1 July 2000

Ullock Pike

Ullock Pike's more impressive side at the start of Longside Edge
Height: 690m (2,264ft)
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
Ullock Pike is situated in northern part of the District and marks the starting point of Longside Edge on Skiddaw’s south western ridge. The ridge contains two other fells, Long Side and Carl Side and the route is regarded as one of the finest way to ascend Skiddaw.

The fell's name comes from the Old Norse language and translates as "The peak where the wolves play". With "Ășlfr" 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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