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Little Man (Skiddaw)
865m (2839ft)

The Northern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Little Man (Skiddaw) as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
17th highest in England,
39th in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 15)

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English Nuttall
21st highest in England,
46th in England & Wales

You can find Little Man (Skiddaw) & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL4 The English Lakes - North Western area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Maps (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


See Little Man (Skiddaw) and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

See Little Man (Skiddaw) and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Maps:

NB: Whether you print off a copy on to paper or download it to your phone, these PDF Peak Baggers Maps will prove incredibly useful when your are up there on the tops and you cannot get a phone signal!


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You can walk to the top of Little Man (Skiddaw) by using any of these 5 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk c236 Skiddaw from Millbeck, nr Keswick

Superb walk up the Northern Fells' Highest

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 8.25ml (13km)
Ascent:3,306ft (1,008m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c321 Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell from Millbeck, nr Keswick

Peak Baggers route

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:3,529ft (1,076m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c186 Lonscale Fell and Skiddaw from Gale Road (Underscar) nr Keswick

The highest point in the Northern Fells

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 10.25ml (16.5km)
Ascent:2,850ft (869m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c273 Skiddaw and Bakestall from Gale Road (Underscar) nr Keswick

Excellent high level ridge walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 11.5ml (18.5km)
Ascent:3,214ft (980m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c447 The Skiddaw Massif from Millbeck, nr Keswick

Long high level route

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 15.25ml (24.5km)
Ascent:5,458ft (1,663m)
Time:11 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 9 Icon (Very Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Little Man (Skiddaw) Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Little Man (Skiddaw)

Sarah Moore walked up Little Man (Skiddaw) on June 9th, 2024 [from/via/route] c273 Great walk - out early & double wipers en route to the car park... & then the rain stopped. Gutted that visibility at all of the peaks was poor, but as I started down from Bakestall it clearer to a glorious day as I came back down the Cumbria Way. 7.5 hours >> 5 hours 10mins [with] On my own [weather] Started drizzly & low visibility but warmed up & coat off eventually! - Great walk - & a lovely route up to Skiddaw (instead of the "road")

John Ramsbottom climbed Little Man (Skiddaw) on May 19th, 2024 [from/via/route] Kestrel Lodge campsite [with] Lola [weather] Hot Sunny - Went to Keswick & a few pubs with Claire & Lola.Then back to campsite

Jason Mcmillan bagged Little Man (Skiddaw) on October 10th, 2020 [from/via/route] Skiddaw from Underscar

David Higginbottom hiked Little Man (Skiddaw) on November 16th, 2018 [with] Carolyn [weather] Good

Iain Jones summited Little Man (Skiddaw) on July 21st, 2012 [from/via/route] Skiddaw & Lonscale Fell from Millbeck [with] Stuart Jones - 25 August 2017 - The Wainwright 60 - Day 5 (Skiddaw); 6 March 2024 - from Bridge Cottage, Keswick

Paul Macey conquered Little Man (Skiddaw) on July 19th, 2023 [from/via/route] Using Walk 273 [weather] Mostly sunny some cloud 19 degrees at finish

Rob Prikanowski scaled Little Man (Skiddaw) on June 7th, 2023 [from/via/route] c273 [weather] Sunny & warm, a little cloudy, strong wind.

Paul Roddam walked up Little Man (Skiddaw) on February 5th, 2019 [with] Tom, Barb, Rice [weather] Sunny

Vincent Clarke climbed Little Man (Skiddaw) on February 2nd, 2023 [from/via/route] Gale road [with] Cal n Louis [weather] Worst yet

Christine Shepherd bagged Little Man (Skiddaw) on May 12th, 2008 [from/via/route] I walked from Millbeck using walk c321 Climbed again using walk c186 on 30.06.21 with Jenny. Climbed on 2.1.23 in bright winter sunshine. [with] On my own [weather] A lovely day

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Little Man (Skiddaw)

Skiddaw amd Little Man (Skiddaw) from Carrock Fell

Skiddaw amd Little Man (Skiddaw) from Carrock Fell

Photo: Gerry Ball (18)

Derwent Water and Keswick from Skiddaw

Derwent Water and Keswick from Skiddaw

Photo: Colin Jenkins (10)

Little Man (Skiddaw) and Skiddaw from Jenkin Hill

Little Man (Skiddaw) and Skiddaw from Jenkin Hill

Photo: William Ringwood (9)

The Shoulder of Skiddaw (left) and Longside Edge from Ullock Pike with Little Man (Skiddaw) in the distance

The Shoulder of Skiddaw (left) and Longside Edge from Ullock Pike with Little Man (Skiddaw) in the distance

Photo: David Hemingway (2)

Little Man (Skiddaw), Carl Side and Longside Edge from Ullock Pike

Little Man (Skiddaw), Carl Side and Longside Edge from Ullock Pike

Photo: Colin Jenkins (3)

Ullock Pike, Carl Side, Skiddaw and Little Man (Skiddaw) from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Ullock Pike, Carl Side, Skiddaw and Little Man (Skiddaw) from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Brian Balfe (20)

Little Man (Skiddaw) from Gale Road, near Applethwaite

Little Man (Skiddaw) from Gale Road, near Applethwaite

Photo: Andy Lyons (2)

Skiddaw from Little Man (Skiddaw)

Skiddaw from Little Man (Skiddaw)

Photo: William Ringwood (10)

*Skiddaw, Little Man (Skiddaw), Carl Side, Longside Edge and Ullock Pike from The Edge

*Skiddaw, Little Man (Skiddaw), Carl Side, Longside Edge and Ullock Pike from The Edge

Photo: Colin Jenkins (2)


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