Little Man also called Little Man,
is a fell in the English Lake District which is situated four kilometres
north of the town of Keswick and reaches a height of 865 m (2,837 ft).
is often overlooked and disregarded as an independent and distinct fell
due to its name which makes it sound like a minor top of its parent fell
Skiddaw which in fact lies 1.5 kilometres to the north west.
To the north
and east Little Man is connected to the Skiddaw massif, Lonscale Fell
being the nearest separate fell to the east, 2.5 kilometres away.
To the south
and the west the fell falls away steeply with fast flowing streams
draining the fell into the River Derwent.
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.
half a kilometre to the south east of Lesser Man, on the other side of
the bridleway from Keswick to Skiddaw, stands Jenkin Hill (735 metres),
this flat topped height is regarded as an outlier of Little Man.
has one big advantage over Skiddaw in that its convex southern slopes
make it a far better viewpoint than its higher neighbour, in fact the
panorama from Little Man is regarded as one of the best 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.
climb Little Man via the tourist path from Keswick on the way to the
summit of Skiddaw, however there are several better and more interesting
but steep ascents from the hamlets of Millbeck and Applethwaite to the
south of the fell.
One of the routes from Millbeck is a scramblers route up the steep south