Skiddaw Little Man

Area:Lake District - Northern Fells
Classification:Wainwright, Birkett, Hewitt, and Nuttall
(also Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
Maps:OL4(S) Explorer or 89, 90 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY266277         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Summit:rock 5m NW of cairn - photos
Notes:Wainwright summit is the cairn (NY 26680 27785)
Daylight:dawn 03:58, sunrise 04:49, sunset 21:29, dusk 22:20
External links:Wikipedia

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Skiddaw Little Man
Skiddaw Little Man

Skiddaw Little Man, often just called Little Man on OS 50K and 25K maps. It is just a mile, or 1.5km, from Skiddaw, but a quite distinctive mountain in its own right. Its steep western flanks are strewn with scree, Grey Crags, and becks with names of Black, Slades and Tongues!

Most people climb it with its parent Skiddaw, but Wainwright suggests some independent routes from Millbeck, Applethwaite, or from the Youth Hostel at Skiddaw House to include Sale How.

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Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: @woody (twice), adgl, adylanfan, AGJ64, ahampson, ajdowsett, Alan0409, AliGill, Amandaj, Andrew McKillop, andrew_poyner, Andrewc1980, Andy Duff, Andy67, anne mariecb, Ashleighatkinson, atessa, awall, bally6872, Bazwell, beckylindeman, BeckyST, beth, Biggeoff, Biscuits17, Bluebell2325, bob.taylor100, Bogtrotters, Boss_keloid, bryanatk, budgie, c14r4n, CarlandHay, CARLOS, Carolwildbird, CEW, chloealina, chrisandbex, chrisfry35 (x6),, CodyJ, Cowles, Cumbrian33, daleheadged, DANE2766 (twice), Daniel278, Dannip7, Danrobinson, darmour, darrendixon, Darrenh, Dave Martin, Daver64 (twice), davew, Daz Graham, distantecho, DJSibbald, DoTMaTrIx, drsylvester68, dskilpatrick, dsutton101, DukeNukem, DuncanG22, duncbarnes, Dunkman, eclipseandy, Econ, Ejuk, elainewoodhouse, elbog_20, elliemikeandotto, erainey, Felltopper, Fellwalker, fellwalker68, fizzerfox (twice), Floydian1, frothyraptor, gallowshill, GaryR, Gav Laa, gbh, gdh200, gerard.hurst, gill4rolo, Gillian7660, gilly_3886, Ginty (x7), Glenosborne, goth_angel, GraemeLackford, gregtarr, HannantMark, Harter hod carrier (x5), Harveys, helmel, hillbilly, Hillwalker68, i2am2no2man, iggsypoo, JackKendall,, James48, James82, Jandy, Jasimo16, JazMeg26, jegger, jezsheona, JimRiley, JJH94, JMCM, jodyd, Joey1877, john09cw,, Jojo777, Jonty180, JordWill, Josh1395, jplyons, js1995, JTM, jtrslade, Karen.m.burns, karroo22, Katherined, Kerrymaffwalk, King of the Tops, kraufdinner, kwetal, LAKELAND, Lakeviewlad (twice), Lambo330, Lancashire Lad (x4), lancasteruk, Lancylass, lauramac, leedrich, Lenny0018, LozJessNacho, lulatigerlily, Luly (twice), Mandy1836, MarjWatson,, markhallam, Mc49,, MickRadford, mike palmer, Mikew92 (twice),, munrobracket, Nathaniel Hillman, navdave, NickiG,, Nottspanther, Old Man and Stan, On The Rivet, onceuponatime (x3), Orayner15, pah800, pandy, patrickonthefells, PDB1963, Peaco, peterb, Peterfishwick, PipT, racheljanemchugh, Richiemaryport, Rosehip, RuslandRambler, russellporter12, s.lee90, Samndigger, Samrust, sarahk1130, Sarahlucas, Sheelagh, SheepFarmer (twice),, Shortnick, skiddawlittleboy, smith82, spookyfish, springfishblue, SteelFellLover, Stephenmshanks, sterushton, Steve1607, Steve18566, steve71, StevetheRover, Strangerclur (twice), StuartL, SueG, Susanna, sushiwalkies, Sylwia J Kociemba (x3),, Tesse23, thehappymundays, ThinArthur, tiamaria, Tirama, TONYL31, TonyRogerson, Toohey100, Toy poodle, Traverse, Tricia15, Trott, Tweedledeeart, ukhpr, Vicksey22, vinmac, Wainy88, walsh581, Westcoasthiker ,, wilsonp776, wolfgangb, yasmin189, and yorkmunrobagger.

In our forum you can read the following walk reports which include this hill:

If you need accommodation we have details of 113 properties offering rooms near Skiddaw Little Man. Here are some examples:

4 Tourist Board Assessed Cottage
£510-2890 per week
3.9km (2.4 miles) away, sleeps 4
3 Tourist Board Assessed Cottage
£379-1713 per week
4.3km (2.7 miles) away, sleeps 4
3 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£361-1661 per week
4.1km (2.5 miles) away, sleeps 3

Photo by Philip Halling and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) licence. For more information about this photo, including on copyright, see the photo's home page.

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