Great Calva

Great Calva

Northern Lake District

Route: Great Calva

Area: Northern Lake District

Date of walk: 30th March 2013

Walkers: Andrew Gilly and David

Distance: 7.7 miles

Ascent: 1,500 feet

We parked near Peter House Farm and started out along the Cumbria Way, climbing gently along this well made track

It was easy going, until the moment came to leave the main path and head uphill to Great Calva. This part was a real slog through deep snow and heather and with no sign of a path

We eventually reached the top and there were amazing views of the surrounding fells and we all agreed it was worth the effort

We returned over Little Calva and there followed an easy descent back to the Cumbria Way and then to our car

It had been another wonderful day out in these quiet Northern fells

Postscript: The map link opposite should be treated as a record of the route we took on the day, and not the recommended one. I repeated this walk in May 2018 when the paths were not covered by snow and the slightly different but correct route is shown by following this link

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