Lonscale Fell and Skiddaw Little Man Walk

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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4.5-6.5h
Distance
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13.7 km
Elevation
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740 m
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Lonscale Fell and Skiddaw Little Man Walk

The Lonscale Fell and Skiddaw Little Man Walk is a breathtaking route that will lead you uphill to traverse several summits with views overlooking the stunning Lake District terrain. While out on the trail, you will work your way along the lower slopes of Lonscale Fell towards the summit before traversing the rugged terrain of Skiddaw Little Man for some amazing views of Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwent Water. Be prepared for some of the best views in the Lake District.

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Route Description for Lonscale Fell and Skiddaw Little Man Walk

Walking to the summit viewpoints atop Lonscale Fell and Skiddaw Little Man is no easy task; however, the stunning views of surrounding mountains and lakes is enough to make this route a memorable experience for casual and seasoned walkers alike. Setting out from the car park, the trail climbs uphill along the lower slopes of Lonscale Fell and crosses over Whit Beck, working around the backside of the mountain to reach the summit. After enjoying some amazing views of the surrounding fells and Derwent Water to the south, you will make your way west toward the summit of Skiddaw Little Man. Here, you will enjoy a sightline over Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwent Water, and Skiddaw to the north, before descending the hillside to return to the car park where you began.

Getting to the Lonscale Fell and Skiddaw Little Man Walk Trailhead

To reach the car park for the Lonscale Fell and Skiddaw Little Man Walk from Applethwaite, head east and keep left onto Gale Road, following it for 1.6 km to arrive at the car park.

Route Information

  • When to do

    March-November

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Lollipop

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