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Walking Route


The highest peaks of the Howgills cry out to be walked from Sedbergh. Their rolling flanks sweep down to the edge of the village offering soft green folds that draw the eye skywards. At the heart of the range is a cluster of flat topped peaks which are linked together by rounded ridges that offer easy high-level walking mixed with ever changing views. The highest point is The Calf which is comfortably reached by making the well-graded ascent from Sedbergh, first across the flank of Winder and then up over the broad shoulder of Arant Haw. This ends the main climb and from here elevated ridge top walking leads over the great flat topped expanse of Calders and Bram Rigg to the perky trig point that marks the highest spot.

Most people having reached The Calf generally return the way they came, however in doing so they miss one of the best bit of The Howgill Fells. By descending to the Northeast a lonely path brings you close the top of Cautley Spout. A steep path then leads down the fellside to the north of the waterfalls to give you a close encounter with the most dramatic feature in the Howgill Fells.

Duration: 6 - 7 hours

Miles: 11

Detailed route information
Time/Effort 3 out of 5
Navigation 3 out of 5
Technicality 3 out of 5
Height gain/loss (metres) 800
OS map OS Landranger 97 & 98, OS Explorer OL19

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality



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Map reference: SD 673924  Lat: 54.32683 Long: -2.50290