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Great Calva
690m (2264ft)

The Northern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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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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145th highest in England,
237th 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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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Great Calva Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Great Calva

Kevin Foster walked up 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 and Little Calva (more wet feet). Then it was just a short easy climb to the wind shelter and cairn on top of Great Calva where the unexpected view South of Thirlmere between Blencathra and Lonscale Fell captivated the view.

Darren Wilson climbed on December 29th, 2020 [from/via/route] Mungrisedale Common & Great Calva from Threlkeld [with] Mike [weather] Beautiful day, snow underfoot

Nick Dobson bagged on August 9th, 2020 [from/via/route] car park at top of Blease road Threlkeld [with] Margaret and Ralph [weather] Hot sunny clear day. - 9 mile there and back via Skiddaw House, a great walk with tremendous views the whole way.

Tony Rogerson hiked on December 25th, 2019 [with] Charlie

Andrew Johnson summited on October 18th, 2019 [from/via/route] Longlands [with] Ted [weather] Cloudy, misty on tops

Jamie Bryan conquered on August 18th, 2019 [from/via/route] c200 [weather] Windy af

Dave Eyes scaled on July 8th, 2019 [from/via/route] Parked at Peter House Farm and walked up the Cumbrian Way route to the stile and then up the side of Bakestall. Back down to the Cumbrian Way and around to Great Calva. Retrace steps back to the car. 8.4 miles. [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Warm day - a few spots of rain - decent views

Tom Mcbeath walked up on June 26th, 2019 [from/via/route] Walked from Knott Fell [with] Ursula [weather] Sunny, day with a good breeze - Waked back to Gainsgill Beck carpark

Chris Sheard climbed on April 14th, 2019 [from/via/route] Across from Knott starting from Mosedale [with] Solo [weather] Staying very cold and windy easterly - very blowy - Across fro Knott found a quiet spot for a ssnack on the saddle - quite tough heather off slope, broken ground with sharp boulders - knee scraped on rusted fence - Vey long off back to Mosedale

Craig Steeland bagged on October 6th, 2018 [from/via/route] From car park in Mosedale village [with] Sue [weather] Cool, sunny and dry.

Mark Davidson hiked on August 31st, 2004 [from/via/route] go4awalk.com walk c200:- Mosedale (Mungrisdale), Carrock Fell, Round Knott, Miton Hill, Hare Stones, High Pike (Caldbeck), Hare Stones, Great Lingy Hill, Lingy Hut, Little Lingy Hill, Knott (Uldale Fells), Little Calva, Great Calva, The Cumbria Way, Grainsgill Beck, River Caldew, Swineside, Mosedale (Mungrisdale) [with] Mike [weather] Lovely and sunny

Richard Marshall summited on October 7th, 2018 [from/via/route] Made up [with] Bo [weather] Bright but windy

Michael Nolan conquered on April 24th, 2018 [from/via/route] walked c127 how can it be this cold in April!! good morning rotten wet afternoon [weather] decent a.m. rotten p.m.

Wayne Baxter scaled on April 2nd, 2018 [from/via/route] Mosedale, along Cumbria way and up Great Calva and return same way. [with] Sue, Wendy & Trevor [weather] Cloudy with sun later

Derek Parkin walked up on March 19th, 2016 [from/via/route] Knott [with] Lynn Parkin [weather] cloudy

Anthony Scott climbed on March 7th, 2017 [from/via/route] Mosedale [with] me [weather] 8 degrees, blue sky at start but clouded over and cool - Bit boggy between Knott and Great Calva. Walk 188

Leon Harvey bagged on January 8th, 2017 [with] Solo

Simon Boddy hiked on December 4th, 2016 [from/via/route] Peter House Farm [with] My girlfriend [weather] Sunny but very cold.

John Almond summited on October 10th, 2016 [from/via/route] go4awalk c200 from Mosedale - Carrock Fell - High Pike - Knott - Great Calva [with] Solo [weather] Increasing cloud with a cool wind on the tops

Adrian Sherriff conquered on September 18th, 2015 [from/via/route] c200

Phillip Bulley scaled on July 14th, 2016 [from/via/route] Knott [with] Ruby [weather] Sunny and very hot.

Elaine Grayson walked up on October 4th, 2015 [from/via/route] grainsgill bridge wiley beck great clava knott [with] robin [weather] good

Nick Christian climbed on September 19th, 2015 [with] Mick Ottey

Victoria Bates bagged on August 31st, 2015 [from/via/route] c200 with Bakestall [with] Mark

Claire Lloyd hiked on August 27th, 2014 [from/via/route] Dash Falls [with] Family and friends

Elaine Evans summited on April 17th, 2015 [from/via/route] Parked at Orthwaite, walked up Great Cockup, across to Knott via Frozen Fell, then on to Great Calva and Little Calva, down to Dash Falls and back to Orthwaite. [with] Sue [weather] Beautiful day, sunny but hazy and a cool breeze in places. - Some boggy ground and tricky descent to Dash falls.

John Tippins conquered on April 7th, 2015 [from/via/route] Longlands [with] Me [weather] Warm and sunny

Clive Ward scaled on October 8th, 2014 [from/via/route] Fell Side. One of 8.. See Brae Fell [with] Ian, Chris [weather] Ok

Keith Eastman walked up on June 21st, 2014 [from/via/route] c200

David Noble climbed on April 17th, 2014 [from/via/route] Mosedale, up Cumbria way to skiddaw house then up and down along side fence and back to mosedale [with] Me and Jack [weather] Overcast, heavy rain then clear skies

Kevin Parnham bagged on March 17th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Swinside via Knott [with] Jo [weather] Clear and windy

Harry Meijer hiked on June 3rd, 2014 [from/via/route] Great Calva & The Northern Fells [with] The Lake District Walker

Darren Mortimer summited on August 31st, 2013 [from/via/route] Mosedale [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Nice at first then the wind picked up and rain followed. Full winter gear entailed

Tony Aspden conquered on September 13th, 2007 [with] Andy [weather] Sunny

Iain Taylor scaled on April 24th, 2011 [from/via/route] Nr Applethwaite (NY 28047 25403)

Paul Carmichael walked up on August 20th, 2012 [from/via/route] basenthwaite [with] solo [weather] sunny

Christine Shepherd climbed on July 23rd, 2008 [from/via/route] Walked from Mosedale using walk c200. [with] On my own [weather] Bright and sunny on the tops but quite humid when I set off.

Christine Knowles bagged on September 22nd, 2011 [from/via/route] After Skiddaw and Little Man - [with] Graham [weather] Nice by this time. Pretty windy still

Charlie Housley hiked on November 9th, 2010 [from/via/route] Up the valley path along Skiddaw House path. [with] Joanna. [weather] Changeable to say the least. Snow and blizzard on the tops then sun in the valley.

Matthew Thomas, Mr M A Blanchard, Jonathan Tobin, Louis Smith, David Watson, Linda Mckeogh, Trevor Longman, Louise Sandwith, John Walter, David Shaw, David Laws, John Grimes, Raymond Barnett, Patricia Dilley, Simon Duerden, Colin Egan, Tracey Cowell, Paul Booth, Jeanette Coward, Tracey Cordes, Trevor Williams, Paul Henderson, Alan Davidson, John Cuthbert, Stephen Millington, Neville Rapley, Jacqui Smith, Ray O'hara and Libby Burns have all walked, climbed & bagged Great Calva.

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

Skiddaw from Great Calva

Skiddaw from Great Calva

Photo: David Hayter (34)

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)

Great Calva from Lonscale Fell

Great Calva from Lonscale Fell

Photo: Colin Jenkins (11)

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)

*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)

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)

*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)

Blencathra  or Saddleback from Great Calva

Blencathra or Saddleback from Great Calva

Photo: David Hayter (36)

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)


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