Great Calva and Knott

Fri 15 Aug 2008

Route: Grainsgill Beck Bridge - River Caldew - Cumbria Way - Great Calva - Knott - Coomb Height - Grainsgill Beck Bridge

Distance: 6.50 miles

Ascent: 1,850ft

Time: 3 hours

With: On own


Overcast, in cloud on Knott's summit but also some sunny intervals. A short heavy shower while ascending Great Calva

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Heading out on the Cumbria Way

The Cumbria Way follows the River Caldew

Skiddaw Little Man comes into view

River Caldew as the track which leads to Skiddaw House starts to deteriorate

Sheepfold and ruined buiding beside the path at NY308310

The bield, with sheep, at NY306309

Lonscale Fell on the left, Skiddaw House in the trees below Skiddaw Little Man in the centre

Great Calva

Circular sheepfold next to Wiley Gill

The heathers out, very pretty but hard to walk through

Looking back down from near Great Calva southern cairn and the fence corner

The view south from the fence corner south of Great Calva's summit

Just follow the fence north to Great Calva's summit, its not far now and nearly all the climb has been done already

Great Calva's summit

Looking back to Great Calva as I head for Knott


Great Calva from its col with Knott

Little Calva with Skiddaw in cloud behind from Knott

Knott summit, the mini windshelter is new, where did the rocks come from?

Coomb Height with Carrock Fell on the left

Looking back to Great Calva with Skiddaw Little Man and Skiddaw behind, Knott is out of picture right

Carrock Fell from the cairn on Coomb Height

Blencathra from the cairn on Coomb Height

Looking towards Swineside Valley as I descend from Coomb Height

This gully is artificial being part of the mine workings of Carrock Mine

Blencathra from the descent off Coomb Height

Swineside Valley, the hamlet of Mosedale is at the far end

Head high bracken but there is a narrow path

Looking back up my descent route off Coomb Height from next to Grainsgill Beck

Previous Walk: Derwent Water's eastern shore (Sun 10 Aug 2008)

Next Walk: Sallows and Sour Howes (Sat 16 Aug 2008)

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