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Calders
675m (2216ft)

The Howgill Fells, The Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria, England


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119th highest in England,
202nd in England & Wales

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159th highest in England,
270th in England & Wales

Walk Calders walking UK Mountains in The Howgill Fells The Yorkshire Dales National Park Cumbria, England

Calders Summit

Photo: Graham Fleet

You can find Calders & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Yorkshire Dales National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL19 Howgill Fells and Upper Eden Valley


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

98 Wensleydale & Upper Wharfedale


See Calders and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

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You can walk to the top of Calders by using any of these 6 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk c365 Calders and The Calf via Cautley Spout from The Cross Keys

A stunning waterfall - can be difficult in mist

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:1,946ft (593m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 5 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c336 Calders, The Calf and Yarlside via Cautley Spout from The Cross Keys

A stunning waterfall - can be difficult in mist

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 6.5ml (10.5km)
Ascent:2,612ft (796m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c330 Yarlside, Randygill Top, The Calf and Calders from The Cross Keys

The fabulous Howgills

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 8ml (12.5km)
Ascent:3,485ft (1,062m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c307 Arant Haw, Calders and The Calf from Sedbergh

Wide expansive views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 9.5ml (15km)
Ascent:3,114ft (949m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c180 The Howgills from Low Carlingill Bridge

Cumbria's finest waterfall - though few paths and the ascent up Carlingill Spout can be a little daunting

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 11ml (17.5km)
Ascent:4,430ft (1,350m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 8 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c347 The Howgill Fells 2000ft'ers

All the Howgills 2000ft'ers - in the easiest order

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 11.5ml (18.5km)
Ascent:4,411ft (1,344m)
Time:8.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 8 Icon (Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Calders Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Calders

Karen Pecsvaradi walked up Calders on May 12th, 2022 [from/via/route] Sedbergh [with] C307 [weather] Cloudy & windy but dry - Took 5 hours

Caroline Winter climbed Calders on May 31st, 2021 [from/via/route] Cross keys pub, Ben End, Yarlside, Kensgriff, Randygill Top, Bowderdale Beck, The Calf, White Fell Head, Calders, Great Dummacks, Pickering Gill [with] Becky [weather] Excellent views. Warm & sunny. Windy on tops. - Long day with lots of ups & downs

Mark Davidson bagged Calders on June 8th, 2006 [from/via/route] Walk c347 The Howgill Fells 2000ft'ers [with] MK [weather] Sunny & dry - gorgeous!

Margaret Richards hiked Calders on October 25th, 2018 [from/via/route] c307 The Calf from Sedbergh [with] Don [weather] Very misty

Kevin Foster summited Calders on September 19th, 2017 [from/via/route] The Cross Keys, Cautley [with] Diana and Henry [weather] Cloudy (Sunny in the breaks), no rain. - As we approached along the valley towards the waterfalls of Cautley Spout I thought to myself "I can't remember it being this steep". However, there is now a well engineered path which climbs up the right hand side of the waterfalls which, although steep, is a relatively easy climb. The stunning views of the waterfalls on your left more than compensate for the steep climbing. Soon we were crossing the stream above the falls to follow the path hugging the cliffs of Cautley Crag, with very impressive drops below & to the East. The best view of the day for me was from the top of Great Dummacks (end of Cautley Crag) looking back along the crags towards Bowderdale Head. From here it was a fairly level trudge over slightly boggy ground to the summit of Calders. Unfortunately, everywhere else was bathed in glorious sunlight whilst we were under a black cloud which made it feel pretty cold at times.However, spirits were well & truly lifted by the views South, Pen-Y-Ghent was particularly prominent, & West towards Morecambe Bay & the Irish Sea.

Tony Rogerson conquered Calders on May 7th, 2016 [from/via/route] Sedbergh Calders Bram Rigg Top The Calf Sedbergh [with] Caz Floss [weather] Warm Sunny intervals Breezy on tops

David Congreave scaled Calders on February 28th, 2015 [from/via/route] Cautley Spout

Darren Wilson walked up Calders on March 1st, 2015 [from/via/route] Cross Keys Calf Brim Rigg Calders [with] Anthony Ray Sean

Mark Purcell climbed Calders on February 12th, 2015 [with] MP

Christine Shepherd bagged Calders on April 20th, 2013 [from/via/route] Walked from The Cross Keys using walk c336 [with] On my own [weather] Sunny - Climbed this again 24.7.14 using walk c347.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Calders

The cairn on the summit of Calders

The cairn on the summit of Calders

Photo: Christine Shepherd (685)

The onward path to Calders and The Calf from Arant Haw

The onward path to Calders and The Calf from Arant Haw

Photo: Christine Shepherd (684)

*Arant Haw from (just below) Calders summit

*Arant Haw from (just below) Calders summit

Photo: Andy Malcolm (3)

The Calf and Calders from Fell Head (Howgills)

The Calf and Calders from Fell Head (Howgills)

Photo: Graham Fleet (15)

The cairn on the summit of Calders

The cairn on the summit of Calders

Photo: Christine Shepherd (133)

The track back from the summit of Calders

The track back from the summit of Calders

Photo: David Chesworth (4)

Blease Fell and The Howgill Fells 2000ft'ers - Randygill Top, The Calf, Calders and Fell Head (Howgills) - from Grayrigg Pike (Grayrigg Forest) summit

Blease Fell and The Howgill Fells 2000ft'ers - Randygill Top, The Calf, Calders and Fell Head (Howgills) - from Grayrigg Pike (Grayrigg Forest) summit

Photo: Mike Walker (107)

The River Rawthey with Calders beyond from the Cross Keys footbridge

The River Rawthey with Calders beyond from the Cross Keys footbridge

Photo: Graham Fleet (1)

The summit cairn on Calders

The summit cairn on Calders

Photo: Christine Shepherd (214)

On the summit of Calders

On the summit of Calders

Photo: David Chesworth (3)

Sickers Fell, Rowantree Grains and Arant Haw from Calders

Sickers Fell, Rowantree Grains and Arant Haw from Calders

Photo: Graham Fleet (19)


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