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Great Calva
690m (2264ft)

The Northern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Great Calva as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
110th highest in England,
182nd in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 95)

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144th highest in England,
236th in England & Wales

Walk Great Calva walking UK Mountains in The Northern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Great Calva Summit

Photo: David Hayter

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The Lake District National Park


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

OL4 The English Lakes - North Western area


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

89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


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

Stephen Batson walked up on August 6th, 2022 [from/via/route] Mosedale [with] Clare [weather] Cloudy

Caroline Winter climbed on April 17th, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked pull in below Peter House Farm, well laid path towards Black Nettle Hause,divert off Cumbria Way & follow fence line up Little Calva, then Great Calva [with] Becky [weather] Warm & humid, getting windy on top. - Great views to back of Skiddaw & to see views of less frequented Fells; hence not being on OS Explorer map.

Claire Kirk bagged on June 5th, 2022 [from/via/route] Mosedale [with] Alone

Richard Marchant hiked on May 28th, 2022 [from/via/route] Parking the car at Peter House Farm & then followed the Cumbria Way up past Whitewater Dash Water Falls to Black Nettle Hause. From here I went right up Birkett Edge to Bakestall then back to Black Nettle Hause & up the other side following Dry Gill to Little Calva then traversed around to Great Calva keeping to the ridge. Had a rest here then basically followed my route back to the car. [with] On my Own [weather] Dry Day & a bit overcast in the morning although it did become sunny & clear in the afternoon.

Kate Peacock summited on May 14th, 2022 [from/via/route] Dropped off at Peter House Farm, ascended from the Cumbrian Way, descended onto the road where the junction is for Bassenthwaite [with] Me & Sheila [weather] Cool initially but turned hot, very good weather. Low winds. - We made parts up today to get three boxed off which were a distance apart. Still quite boggy in places but not to sink into.

Christine Shepherd conquered on July 23rd, 2008 [from/via/route] Walked from Mosedale using walk c200. Climbed again using walk c188 from Grainsgill Bridge 16.08.2021 [with] On my own [weather] Bright & sunny on the tops but quite humid when I set off.

Richard Fulcher scaled on July 24th, 2021 [from/via/route] Walked from Knott as part of a circular route taking in Carrock Fell, High Pike, Knott & Great Calva. About 12.5 miles from/to Mosedale village. [weather] Warm sunny day with a little high cloud. A breeze on the tops. T shirt weather.

Julian Parry walked up on July 8th, 2021 [with] Rachel Parry

Christina Lander climbed on April 24th, 2021 [from/via/route] Thelkeld - Hall's Fell Ridge - Blencathra - Mungrisdale Common - Skiddaw House - Great Calva - Skiddaw House - Blencathra Centre - Blease Farm - Thelkeld [with] Dick [weather] A beautiful sunny day - During our holiday staying in Embleton

Kevin Foster bagged on October 8th, 2020 [from/via/route] Little Calva. [with] Henry. [weather] Sunny, clouding over later. - Unfortunately the route to Great Calva involved retracing my steps to the col between Great & Little Calva (more wet feet). Then it was just a short easy climb to the wind shelter & cairn on top of Great Calva where the unexpected view South of Thirlmere between Blencathra & Lonscale Fell captivated the view.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Great Calva

Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell (centre left), Great Calva (centre) and Belncathra or Saddleback, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell (centre right) from the summit of High Rigg

Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell (centre left), Great Calva (centre) and Belncathra or Saddleback, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell (centre right) from the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Peter Crumpler (4)

Mosedale (Mungrisdale) from Great Calva

Mosedale (Mungrisdale) from Great Calva

Photo: Dave Richards (7)

Great Calva from Knott (Uldale Fells)

Great Calva from Knott (Uldale Fells)

Photo: Dave Richards (6)

Blencathra  or Saddleback from Great Calva

Blencathra or Saddleback from Great Calva

Photo: David Hayter (36)

Great Calva and Whitewater Dash from The Cumbria Way at Melbecks, Back o' Skiddaw

Great Calva and Whitewater Dash from The Cumbria Way at Melbecks, Back o' Skiddaw

Photo: Colin Jenkins (17)

The North Western Fells (far left distance), Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell (centre left), Great Calva (centre) and Belncathra or Saddleback, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell (centre right) and the shoulder of Clough Head (far right) from the summit of High Rigg

The North Western Fells (far left distance), Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell (centre left), Great Calva (centre) and Belncathra or Saddleback, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell (centre right) and the shoulder of Clough Head (far right) from the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Peter Crumpler (3)

Great Calva, Burnt Horse, Blencathra and Lonscale Crags from (North of) Lonscale Fell

Great Calva, Burnt Horse, Blencathra and Lonscale Crags from (North of) Lonscale Fell

Photo: Colin Jenkins (14)

*Bakestall, Great Calva, Skiddaw House, Blencathra (Saddleback) and Lonscale Fell from Skiddaw

*Bakestall, Great Calva, Skiddaw House, Blencathra (Saddleback) and Lonscale Fell from Skiddaw

Photo: Colin Jenkins (9)

*Great Calva, Burnt Horse, Blencathra (Saddleback) and Lonscale Crags from (North of) Lonscale Fell

*Great Calva, Burnt Horse, Blencathra (Saddleback) and Lonscale Crags from (North of) Lonscale Fell

Photo: Colin Jenkins (13)

Skiddaw from Great Calva

Skiddaw from Great Calva

Photo: David Hayter (34)

Great Calva from Lonscale Fell

Great Calva from Lonscale Fell

Photo: Colin Jenkins (11)


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