Skiddaw Where it it? Near to the districts of Bassenthwaite and Keswick Cumbria In which area of outstanding natural beauty? The English Northern Lakes How high is it?: 3,054′ or 931 metres I make no secret of this: Skiddaw is my favourite mountain of the Lake District! Skiddaw rises majestically from its’ environment and dominates the skyline as viewed from the tiny market town of Keswick.