Little and Great Sca Fells, Knott and Great Calver walk

The Caldbeck Fells are a great place to walk if you want to get away from the more popular fells. Most of the paths are good but it can be boggy in wet weather. Fortunately for us there has been a dry spell of late.

We started out from Longlands following the path up Charleton Gill. This is a good path and easy walking.


Looking towards Skiddaw


Looking towards Blencathra

The walking may be gentle but you are surrounded by some impressive fells namely Skiddaw and Blencathra.

The summit of Little Sca Fell has a stone shelter, it’s a good place to have lunch. Then we headed up to Great Sca Fell, the summit doesn’t have the luxury of a shelter.

We intended taking about 3 hours and only going up Great Sca Fell but as the weather was so good we headed up Knott, then Great Calver making the whole walk about 10.5 miles and taking 6 hours so I’m feeling it today.


The peak on the left is Great Calver

I took a little video on the summit of Knott hoping to capture the sound of the skylarks, but alas wind noise has drowned them out, even though it was more of a breeze really.

00001This is the cairn on the summit of Great Calver, a bit of a work of art maybe.P1410526

Looking back towards the Solway Firth and Scotland in the distance. P1410528Looking down St John’s In The Vale

Thirlmere just peeping out amongst the fells in the distance.P1410535

Helvellyn on the left.P1410545


We retraced our steps back a little way then started our decent down Hause Gill.


Hause Gill was quite enchanting, although the scree path was a bit loose in places.
20170510_142025_resized (2)We had a bit of a detour through a bog to avoid cattle then we rejoined the path, we got our first view of Dash Falls. This is one of my favourite low level walks but I’ve not seen the views of the valley from this side before.

P1410566Looking towards Bassenthwaite.
P1410576Soon the road was in sight, then just a couple of miles along it and back to the car.

Another great day out on the lesser known fells Back O’ Skiddaw.

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