Carl Side

Carl Side Summit
Carl Side Summit

Walks By Keyword / Analysis: Carl Side, Cumbria, Lake District

A Few Facts About Carl Side

Summit And View -
The summit is a predominantly grassy plateau smoothly sloping away on all sides except to the north where some shattered crags look down upon Southerndale. A small cairn marks the highest point. The view southward down Derwentwater is excellent backed by a wide vista of fells from Clough Head to Sale Fell. Tewet Tarn on High Rigg is the only other significant visible body of water. Nearer at hand the grey flanks of Skiddaw and Little Man loom above the summit.

Ascents -
Carl Side is often climbed indirectly via Ullock Pike and Long Side the narrow ridge providing a fine walk which is often continued to Skiddaw. Millbeck provides the nearest starting point with variations possible via Carlsleddam the south ridge the intervening valley and Slade's Beck. A start can also be made from Little Crosthwaite a small settlement at the foot of Dodd along the Carlisle road climbing through the forestry to Long Doors before joining the south ridge. Indirect climbs via Dodd are also possible although the going can be very rough. From High Side near Bassenthwaite an approach can be made along the length of Southerndale ascending finally to Carlside Col.

Classification -
The elevation of Carl Side is 746 metres (2,448 feet) with a prominence of 30 metres. It's parent peak is Skiddaw and it is listed as a Hewitt, a Nuttall, a Wainwright and also a Birkett.
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Hill / Mountain Class(s)
Birkett, Bridge, Buxton & Lewis, English Nuttall, Fellranger, Hewitt, Northern Fell, Nuttall, Sim, Synge, Tump, Wainwright

Hill / Mountain Details