1. Crossing a stile at the end of the car park and turn left to follow a fence line over a brow.
At the junction of paths turn left to commence the ascent proper of the mighty hill. You may be briefly distracted by the monument erected as a memorial to three shepherds who tended their flocks on these slopes.
From this point there follows a long pull up to brow of Jenkin Hill. There is nothing complicated about the climb indeed this is known as "the Tourist Path" but it will seem interminable offering no view ahead but the gradient. After yards of toil the way levels out to a friendlier incline. The views ahead improve too. To the left the summit of Skiddaw Little Man will offer itself as an option. If you do decide to do this take the path to the left after a fence. From the summit of Little Man follow the ridge north before dipping down to regain the tourist path. Continuing from the fence
the tourist path continues with the ridge on the left. After the next fence
(a significant one as you will return to it before the descent to Skiddaw House) it climbs to the ridge and continues to the trig point. Be aware that once on top of the ridge it is over 500yds to the trig point when approaching from the south.
a broad hill after a dip more or less east of the fence corner. Even before you cross it you will have seen Skiddaw House within its cocoon of trees - the only trees to be seen in the otherwise treeless landscape. Keep on the track until you reach the house.
bearing right from the front of the hostel. Keep on the path as it crosses a rise and then turns towards the Glenderaterra Valley .
After a gate pass walled enclosures on the left and keep ahead on the path after crossing the junction with a path coming up from the far side of the valley. Without a great deal of effort you will soon find yourself on a thrillingly elevated path as it takes you along the side of Lonscale Fell. Two miles after the gate - about an hour's walking the path crosses a rocky section and then swings right to exit the valley. Here the views are outstanding. After another gate
keep on the track passing below a waterfall
as you ford Whit Beck and soon reach the point where you started the ascent of Skiddaw.