3.9 of 5 (2 votes)

Little Man and Glenderaterra Beck

A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in national park Lake District in Cumbria, England, about 15.70km (9.76 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 6:45h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 733m (2404ft)
Descent 724m (2375ft)
Max. Elevation 810m (2657ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 1457m (4779ft)
Start & End
Distance 15.70km
Duration ~6:45h
Created by Anonymous Walker on 30 Sep 2015
On recent visits to the Lakes, I've developed a peculiar habit for a hill walker - I've stopped climbing to the top. Instead, I've been exploring the valleys, side summits and becks that make up this wonderful place. This route explores some of the outer corners of the Skiddaw massif from Keswick, making for an alternative to a romp up Skiddaw.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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Start at Keswick, a bus hub in the north of the Lakes. Walk towards the Youth Hostel (signposted).
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Cross the river via Station Road.
About 0.65 km (~0.4 miles) from
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Cross the main road via the overpass at Spoonygreen Lane.
About 0.46 km (~0.29 miles) from
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Follow the main path around the western side of Latrigg. If it's a clear day, pop up to the top for views over Keswick.
About 1.20 km (~0.75 miles) from
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Follow the Cumbria Way - for that is what you are walking on - over Whit Beck.
About 1.23 km (~0.76 miles) from
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The route contours around Lonscale Fell into Glenderaterra Beck. This is one of those wonderful parts of the Lakes where the rest of the world feels many miles away. Take your time and savour it.
About 0.96 km (~0.6 miles) from
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Continue to the Youth Hostel at Skiddaw House. One option for this walk is to split it over two days and enjoy the night here - but book in advance!
About 2.99 km (~1.86 miles) from
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Time to stretch the legs on the ascent of Sale How.
About 1.26 km (~0.78 miles) from
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This route leads you out onto the ridge between Skiddaw and Little Man. If you've not done Skiddaw before, it's worth gaining the summit. But otherwise, head south over Little Man.
About 1.11 km (~0.69 miles) from
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Drop over Jenkin Hill and descend via Whit Beck.
About 1.94 km (~1.21 miles) from
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Continue via the same path to Keswick.
About 2.00 km (~1.24 miles) from
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Back into Keswick for a pint. The Lake District's beers are second only to its mountains as a reason to visit, so make sure you try one.
About 1.50 km (~0.93 miles) from

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