The Howgill Fells, The Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria, England
The Calf is on Ordnance Survey Maps:
|OS Explorer Map OL19|
|1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)
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Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged The Calf
Mark Davidson walked up on November 24th, 2002 [from/via/route] Walk c307 Arant Haw, Calders and The Calf from Sedbergh [with] MK [weather] Pretty good for November
Margaret Richards climbed on October 25th, 2018 [from/via/route] c307 The Calf from Sedbergh [with] Don [weather] Very misty
Kevin Foster bagged on September 19th, 2017 [from/via/route] Calders [with] Diana and Henry [weather] Cloudy (Sunny in the breaks), no rain. - The walking was now very easy following the ridge path from Calders to The Calf with it's trig point prominent ahead. At the first of two slight cols I diverted off the path to take in the grassy summit of Bram Rigg Top (no cairn). It was declassified as a Nuttall because it lacked the necessary prominence but you never know it may get reinstated.....in which case I've already bagged it!. Rejoining Diana on the main path we climbed from the second col to the trig point on The Calf, passing some fell ponies on our right (or were they just big sheep?). As my wife said should have gone to Spec Savers! The 360 degree panorama from The Calf was amazing especially westwards towards the Lakeland skyline. I also noticed some hang gliders in the vicinity of Fell Head which I'm planning to do quite soon. Tempting as it was to head down the ridge in that direction we then headed back towards Bowderdale Head on a clear path first NNE then descending ENE. There is now a distinct path down to the head of Bowderdale near the sheepfold I'm pleased to say (this section was always a "free for all" and difficult to locate in misty conditions). Anyway, by the time we'd descended from the Bowderdale Head col to the valley floor we had "jelly legs" as my wife describes it but it was definitely worth it!
Tony Rogerson hiked 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
Christine Shepherd summited on April 20th, 2013 [from/via/route] Walked from The Cross Keys using walk c336 [with] On my own [weather] Sunny but very windy on the summit - Climbed this again with walk c347 on 24.7.14
David Congreave conquered on February 28th, 2015 [from/via/route] Cautley Spout [with] Jonah [weather] Misty - Missed the Swere Gill path that goes along Cautley Crag. Easy to miss in low visibility
Darren Wilson scaled on April 24th, 2010 [from/via/route] Howgills, Caughtley Spout, The Calf
Wyn Griffiths walked up on May 31st, 2014 [from/via/route] c347 from Cross Keys Randygill Top & Yarlside [with] me [weather] Dry, overcast & misty - Training for Welsh 3000
Jason Johnston climbed on May 4th, 2014 [from/via/route] Cross Keys [with] Becs & Janman [weather] Terrible - low cloud - 6m visibility
Darren Mortimer bagged on November 30th, 2013 [from/via/route] The Crosskeys [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Cold and sunny
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