Name:Little Fell
Hill number:3589
Height:559m / 1834ft
Parent (Ma):2720  Wild Boar Fell
SMC/RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Northern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Topographical area:EP02 Shunner-boar
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle)
Grid ref:NY 76646 00997
Summit feature:tiny cairn 25m SW of larger cairn
Col:530m  NY 76691 00360  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 91
(1:25k) OL19S
Observations:larger cairn is at NY 76666 01011; 559m spot on 1:25,000 not the summit
Survey:Leica NA730
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Walking the Six Peaks Trail. Today from Garsdale station to Kirkby Stephen station. £4.90 for return rail fare. Swarth Fell Pike, Swarth Fell, Wild Boar Fell (both high points) and Little Fell.ijpowell03/06/2024
Swarth Fell - Wild Boar Fell (both tops) - Little Fell from the Thrang. 11 milesGary Heath19/05/2024
Used new 573 bus from Kendal to Penrith via Kirkby Stephen. Dropped off at Stennerskeugh road junction and followed Pennine Bridleway to Col, then easily along ridgetrimarc215/05/2024
10 of 10 from the Thrang.robertphillips04/05/2024
Aisgill Cottages - Hanging Lund - Little Fell - Yoadcomb Scar - Wild Boar Fell trig - Swath Fell- Swarth Fell Pike - Tup Hole - Brunt. Cloudy & breezy but clear. 16.3km 3hrs 46. Mobbed by lapwings, curlew, snipe chicks, excellentJohn Eley07/06/2023
An easy out and back from High Dolphinsty on ATV track.milimana11/10/2022
Boo and I set off from Tommy Road up the bridleway and over the railway bridgeAlphaville19928/05/2022
With Sue from Pendragon Castle, follow Pennine Journey S and other footpaths to cross under railway and follow PJ to High Dolphinsty. Head N to summit Little Fell. Occasional views cloudy wet and windy. Follow path N to minor road and summit Birkett Common. Road and paths to start.Frank28/01/2022
Parking at barn at SD776965. N along B6259 and up farm track to Hazelgill. Then bridleway to High Dolphinsty. Good ATV track out to Little Fell and back. Good path up to Wild Boar Fell summit with good linking path to E top. Poorer path down to col and along to Swarth Fell. At Swarth Fell Pike took small path at Rt angles L (NE) down through Stubbing Rigg to Aisgill Moor Cottages.Isbjorn24/08/2021
Cotegill Bridge > Angerholme Pots > Little Fell > The Nab > Wild Boar Fell > Swarth Fell > Swarth Fell Pike > Hell Gill Force > Cotegill Bridge Just Me and H, Blue Sky day with a nagging cold wind, ground not too wet.johnkaysleftleg17/09/2020
1/3 Birthday walk. Used Pennine Bridleway to get up to Little Fell, then lovely walk along the ridge with views to Mallerstang, over the minor road and up to Birkett Common, then along this lane to get back to main road and up Ash Fell from the Cattle Grid. Go up LHS of the wall and cross it about 100 metres from the trig point, easy throughs in the wall there. Even I did it. Then back over open access land to car.nickywood103/09/2020
P almost due N on Tommy Road & followed grassy tracks to top. Damp at first, then wet. Down to Birkett Common.agentmancuso13/10/2019
From Wild Boar Fell East Top with Miranda. Dark clouds gathering over the Howgill fells, patches of light where sunrays penetrate. Evening breeze, enjoyed the peace.Wycombe Wanderer08/09/2019
On from wildboar fell with painterman, david, saw steam train pass below.cjo08/09/2019
Roadside verge parking (SD 7827 9973). Good track up to High Dolphinsty, then followed the wall to Low Dolphinsty after which another track leads up to summit, marked by a few rocks in the grass - the cairn is a distraction.jonglew14/02/2019
With Jenx and Bryher up the Bridleway from road parking nr Hazelgill to SE. Very snowy and limited vis on top. To the cairn and two other possible high pointsnordicstar02/02/2019
Nice Bridleway route in the snow then across rougher ground and deeper drifts. Sadly no view.jenx02/02/2019
Little Fell from GR: NY 76678 03565ronaldo33314/04/2018
Little Fell, Wild Boar Fell, Wild Boar Fell East Top, Swarth Fell, Swarth Fell Pike, Baugh Fell, Knoutberry Hawkeithouk18/06/2017
From Fat Lamb Country Inn near Ravenstonedale (NY 73922 02370) - Cote Moor - Little Fell - The Nab - Wild Boar Fell - Wild Boar Fell East Top - Swarth Fell - Swarth Fell Pike. Return via Wild Boar Fell East Top, Yoadcomb Scar, Blackbed Scar and The Nab.david23020114/10/2016
Tenth top of the day.. Another fine viewpoint. Glad to get back to the car on the Tommy Road though. Decent track all the way from the nab. Though wet in places.stig_nest08/10/2016
Walked up the Pennine Bridelway then turn right easy walk upphilhythe26/06/2016
Pleasant walk in wall-to-wall sunshine along Pennine Bridleway from B5269 to High Dolphinsty.Then easy stroll along track to East of wall direct to summit.With Oscar.catman02/06/2016
With Catman.oscarrosie02/06/2016
With Jo, from Tommy Road: Little Fell, then onto Wild Boar Fell East Top and Wild Boar Fell. Good track all the way. Weather; generally cloudy, strong wind, good visibility.amblerbob31/05/2016
Pendragon Castle - Little Fell - Low/High Dolphinsty - The Nab - Wild Boar Fell - Trig Summit & Youdcomb Scar Summit - The Nab - High Dolphinsty - Little Wold - Turner Hey Hill - Hazelgill - Deepgill - Shoregill - Low & High Cocklake - Road to Startbriandavies14/02/2016
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave17/10/2015
Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale via Nateby, Birkett Common, Little Fell, Wild Boar Fell, Swarth Fell, Knoutberry Haw and Baugh Fell. Moorland from summit of yellow road to N not too hard to cross, then can pick up path along wall until N ridge becomes more defined. Great views of Wild Boar Fell.Mark Jackson29/07/2015
With Andy on a three day circuit from Kirkby Stephen.alistairpooler03/07/2015
Parked to the north on the Tommy Road and followed tracks to the summit. Lovely views into Mallerstang.Fisky Boy02/07/2015
With Fisky Boy.Brenda Cloke02/07/2015
Pleasant walk from N over Greenlaw Rigg. Tuck your wing-mirrors in when parking - the wild ponies like rubbing against them!Aye Jimmy25/05/2015
Parking is possible on the verge east of Hazelgill where the Pennine Bridleway reaches the road at an altitude of 941ft. Follow the signposted PB as far as High Dolphinsty then bear to the east of the ridge wall, following a good path to the top. Don't try and skirt round Low Dolphinsty on the return as you have to regain the height you lose in order to re-join the path down.... easier to just go back over the small rise.moorsman15/10/2014
With Andy and Claire from the Thrang then along ridgeCrib Goch17/11/2013
Aisgill Cottages, Hellgill, High Road, Pendragon castle, Little Fell, Wild Boar Fell, Swarth fell, Swarth Fell Pike. Bright, lying snow. Long distance views.PaulH13/03/2013
Climbed with Wild Boar Fell from Hazelgill Farm. Parked c350m north on verge of B6259 at NY 78338 00139David Gradwell21/10/2012
Hazelgill Little Fell Wild Boar Fell Swarth Fell Ais Gill Hanging Lund HazelgillAndy Hirst06/01/2012
From Pendragon Castle on way to Wild Boar Fell.Wheelsy24/10/2011
Up and down from Outhwaite a lovely hamlet- under railway and up grass slopes. On way back to Sheffield after bagging week with Darren. bagging a few reaming Dewey's -although this one was demoted a year later.Chris Pearson07/08/2011
short rise in the ridge while decending to Kirkby Stephenrobert11/10/2010
Kirkby Stephen - Little Fell - Wild Boar Fell - Wild Boar Fell (East Top) - Swarth Fell - Swarth Fell Pike - Garsdale Stationbriandiggle26/05/2010
from road to north - very hot and sunnygigglejon22/05/2010
Mallerstang walk with Nickrichardsun17/11/2007
Garsdale railway station to Kirby Stephen (Garsdale-East House-Nettle Brow-Swarth Fell Pike-Wild Boar Fell-Greenlaw Rigg-Wharton Hall-Skenkrith Bridge-Kirby Stephen)Mac.Hawk24/04/2003
pleasant grassy ridge, 3 stone 'men' on skyline; Dewey 18/11/00. park 781012, via Shoregill, FP thru gdn of Curlew RHW12/11/2000
1 of 4: From Kirkby Stephen Rly Stn.ChrisR01/03/2000
1 of 5: From Kirkby Stephen Rly Stn.ChrisR17/08/1996
4 of 4: From Wild Boar Fell. Down to K.Stephen Rly Stn and train back to Garsdale. With Karen.ChrisR11/06/1995