Saturday, 1 July 2000

Skiddaw Little Man

Little Man from the neighbouring Carl Side
Height: 865m (2,838ft)
Prominence: 61m (200ft)
Region: Northern Fells
Classifications: Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Jumbled summit cairn
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
Skiddaw - 31/10/2013
The summit of Little Man looking towards Lesser Man
What Wainwright said:

"Skiddaw's Little Man is situated fully one mile from its High Man and forms a distinctive peaked summit with independent routes of ascent, commanding the most magnificent panoramic view of the heart and soul of Lakeland and controlling a major watershed - and on these grounds is treated here as a separate fell and deserving of a separate chapter".

Despite its name (which makes it sound like a minor top of Skiddaw) Little Man in fact lies 1.5 kilometres to the south east. With a topographical prominence of 61 metres, Little Man qualifies comfortably as a Hewitt and Nuttall hill. Half a kilometre to the south east of the main summit lies a lower top called Lesser Man (815 metres), this is adorned with an unusual cairn consisting of rocks and old fence posts.

Little Man's summit is home to a loose cairn and one of the best panoramas in the national park taking in the valleys and lakes of northern Lakeland as well as all of the best known fells of the district.

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