Bowderdale and the Calf

Introduction to Walk 1616

Photo from the walk - Bowderdale and the Calf

Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales

Region - Howgills

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km

Ascent - 2050 feet / 621 metres

Grade - moderate

The Howgill Fells offer excellent walking with few other people sharing the landscape. This walk follows Bowderdale deep into the area before climbing steadily to the highest point in this group of fells. The return route offers grandstand views as you follow a lofty ridge back to the start.

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Walk Description

Map showing start

Suggested Maps

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Explorer Map graphic - OS Explorer - Sheet OL19 BUY MAP

Landranger Map graphic - OS Landranger - Sheet 97 BUY MAP

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Other walks nearby

Walk 1342
1.1 miles / 1.8 km away
Randygill Top from Weasdale, Howgills
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 1839
3.7 miles / 5.9 km away
Blease Fell & Hare Shaw from Tebay
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.7 miles / 9.3 km
Walk 1389
4.3 miles / 6.9 km away
Fell End Clouds near Kirkby Stephen
Grade - easy
Length - 3.0 miles / 4.9 km
Walk 3006
5.0 miles / 8.0 km away
Cautley Spout & The Calf, from Cross Keys, Sedbergh
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1393
5.0 miles / 8.0 km away
Yarlside from Cross Keys
Grade - moderate
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 1387
5.0 miles / 8.0 km away
Cautley Spout from Cross Keys
Grade - easy
Length - 2.0 miles / 3.3 km
Walk 3007
6.2 miles / 9.9 km away
Fell Head & The Calf, from Howgill, near Sedbergh
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1382
6.2 miles / 9.9 km away
Mallerstang circular from Nateby
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1388
6.6 miles / 10.6 km away
Hartley circular from Kirkby Stephen
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 1447
6.6 miles / 10.6 km away
Nine Standards Rigg from Kirkby Stephen
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Area Information

Yorkshire Dales NP

The Yorkshire Dales National Park covers an extensive area, which contains a wide variety of scenic interest. Each Dale is usually named after its river although there are a few examples ... - More information

Howgills

Situated east of the Lake District, the Howgills lie mostly within the boundaries of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Howgills are one of the forgotten walking areas in England ... - More information

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