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Great Cockup
526m (1726ft)

The Northern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Great Cockup as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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Wainwright
(No. 158)

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English Dewey
123rd highest in England,
284th in England & Wales

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

The view from the summit of Great Cockup

Photo: David Hayter

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

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


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

See Great Cockup and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Maps:

NB: Whether you print off a copy on to paper or download it to your phone, these PDF Peak Baggers Maps will prove incredibly useful when your are up there on the tops and you cannot get a phone signal!


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You can walk to the top of Great Cockup by using any of these 3 easy to follow route maps:





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

Stephen Batson walked up on May 28th, 2022 [with] Clare [weather] Sunny

Kate Peacock climbed 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.

Richard Marchant bagged on May 8th, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked at Green Head & walked up a track SW to Charleton Wath & then changed direction across the fell ascending Brae Fell. From here carried on up on to Great Sca Fell then proceeded on an up & back trip to Knott. Once back at Great Sca Fell I dropped down & up on to Meal Fell & onwards to Great Cockup. I then proceeded back on the same path I came but took a path south around Meal Fell & circled around to Lowthwaite Fell & on to Longland Fell & 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.

Pete George hiked on December 25th, 2021 [from/via/route] Over Water [with] Roco [weather] Very, very windy

Erin Ryan summited on September 29th, 2021 [from/via/route] Orthwaite Farm, circled back via Little Cockup. Suprising blue skies today [weather] Surprising blue skies over this one, but dark clouds over all the other visible fells. One very brief shower & rainbow - Paths from Little Cockup direct to road not on OS Maps. Head SW from Little Cockup at about 390m. Takes you to main trail heading down the middle of the fell.

Tim Winn conquered on September 9th, 2021 [with] Myself [weather] Overcast

Sarah Moore scaled on May 29th, 2021 [with] Zoe and The Bobbly's [weather] Hot!!

Richard Beardsley walked up on May 5th, 2021 [from/via/route] Route C163 Great Sca Fell from Over Water [with] Myself. Because of Covid restrictions this is the first fell walks since August 2020. [weather] Lovely sunny day, snow & breezy at heights. - Dropped off at Over Water Car Park & commenced walk at 0930hrs. Stuck rigidly to the route apart from not doing Lowthwaite Fell. Arrived back at the car park at 1400 hrs. Walked a further 3 miles to the Castle Inn on the A591 for lift to home.

Claire Kirk climbed on April 10th, 2021 [from/via/route] Overwater [with] Phil [weather] Cold but clear, snow showers

Christine Shepherd bagged on September 13th, 2009 [from/via/route] Walked from Overwater using walk c163 Repeated this walk on another glorious day 11.04.2021 [with] On my own [weather] Lovely walking weather

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

Meal Fell and Great Cockup from Great Sca Fell

Meal Fell and Great Cockup from Great Sca Fell

Photo: David Hayter (166)

Trusmadoor between Great Cockup and Meal Fell

Trusmadoor between Great Cockup and Meal Fell

Photo: Terry Howard (105)

Descending to Trusmadoor between Great Cockup and Meal Fell

Descending to Trusmadoor between Great Cockup and Meal Fell

Photo: Terry Howard (104)

Over Water from the large cairn on the approach to Great Cockup

Over Water from the large cairn on the approach to Great Cockup

Photo: Terry Howard (100)

Great Cockup summit cairn

Great Cockup summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (514)

Grouse Butt on Orthwaite Bank on the route up Great Cockup

Grouse Butt on Orthwaite Bank on the route up Great Cockup

Photo: Terry Howard (99)

The small cairn on the summit of Great Cockup

The small cairn on the summit of Great Cockup

Photo: Terry Howard (102)

Birkett Edge, Bakestall and Skiddaw (in cloud) from the large cairn on the approach to Great Cockup

Birkett Edge, Bakestall and Skiddaw (in cloud) from the large cairn on the approach to Great Cockup

Photo: Terry Howard (101)

The small cairn on the summit of Great Cockup

The small cairn on the summit of Great Cockup

Photo: Terry Howard (103)


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