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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
122nd 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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Walk c163 Great Sca Fell from Over Water

Quiet lonely fells with good views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:2,624ft (800m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c127 Great Sca Fell and Knott from Over Water

High Fell views with little company

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 10.5ml (17km)
Ascent:2,903ft (885m)
Time:6.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c461 Great Sca Fell and Knott from Over Water

High Fell views with little company

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 12.25ml (19.5km)
Ascent:3,062ft (933m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)

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

Jon Floyd walked up Great Cockup on August 4th, 2023 [from/via/route] Over water to Great Cockup, Meal Fell, Great Sca Fell, Little Sca Fell, Brae Fell, Lowthwaite Fell & Longlands Fell back to Over Water [with] Solo [weather] Good, dry & clear - Added Binsey at the end

Chris Mcmanus climbed Great Cockup on August 1st, 2023 [from/via/route] Circular route [with] Joanne & Julie [weather] Sunny & misty

Paul Macey bagged Great Cockup on July 16th, 2023 [from/via/route] Using walk c163 [weather] Cloudy some sunshine towards end 15 degrees very strong winds @ high level occasional shower

Rob Prikanowski hiked Great Cockup on June 5th, 2023 [from/via/route] c163 [weather] Sunny & warm.

Diane Edgar summited Great Cockup on January 19th, 2022 [from/via/route] Ascent from udale [with] Gil [weather] fine day very windy on top - cocked up & went up cock up first.

Martin Hartshorne conquered Great Cockup on October 14th, 2022 [with] finley [weather] Breezy, sunny spells & a shower to end

Christine Shepherd scaled Great Cockup 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 - Climbed again on 13/10/22 On a lovely Autumn day.

Simon Myerscough walked up Great Cockup on September 18th, 2022 [from/via/route] C163 from Orthwaite [with] no-one else [weather] Low cloud, but dry - misty over 2000ft

Ian Ashton climbed Great Cockup on September 11th, 2022 [with] Solo

Angeline Grieveson bagged Great Cockup on September 9th, 2022 [with] Dotty

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

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)

Trusmadoor between Great Cockup and Meal Fell

Trusmadoor between Great Cockup and Meal Fell

Photo: Terry Howard (105)

Great Cockup summit cairn

Great Cockup summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (877)

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 (103)

Descending to Trusmadoor between Great Cockup and Meal Fell

Descending to Trusmadoor between Great Cockup and Meal Fell

Photo: Terry Howard (104)

Great Cockup summit cairn

Great Cockup summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (514)

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 (102)

Meal Fell and Great Cockup from Great Sca Fell

Meal Fell and Great Cockup from Great Sca Fell

Photo: David Hayter (166)


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