Ullock Pike

Ullock Pike, which has an elevation of 692 metres, is a fell in the Lake District in Cumbria approximately seven kilometres north west of Keswick.

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Mountain: Ullock Pike

Elevation: 692m (2270 ft)

Location: Cumbria, England

OS grid ref: NY2431828743

Nearest village(s): Keswick

Coordinates: 54° 38′ 52.8″ N, 3° 10′ 22.8″ W

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This fell, which is located on Skiddaw’s south western ridge together with two other fells, Long Side and Carl Side, is thought to be the best way to ascend Skiddaw.

Interestingly, during the 13th century this fell was called ” Ulvelaik. However, this fell’s name came from the Old Norse language and translates as “The peak where the wolves play”. From the Whinlatter Pass road Ullock Pike and Longside Edge can clearly be seen across the valley.

On the eastern side of Ullock Pike, which drops away steeply, is the valley of Southerndale. The western slopes of Ullock Pike, which has woodland lower down, falls to Bassenthwaite Lake. The summit of Ullock Pike, which has a small area of heather, has wonderful all round views although to the east the view is hampered by the bulk of Skiddaw.

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