Whitewater Dash and Great Calva

Introduction to Walk 2244

Photo from the walk - Whitewater Dash and Great Calva

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Ascent - 1700 feet / 515 metres

Grade - moderate

This Lake District walk to the summit of Great Calva in the northern fells offers some fine walking and excellent views in relative solitude. The route requires good navigational skills and crosses unpathed terrain but is nevertheless rewarding with Whitewater Dash waterfalls one of the many highlights.

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Walk Description

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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

Lake District NP

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Accommodation Nearby

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Keswick
0.2 miles / 0.3 km away
Lakeland Cottage Holidays
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0.2 miles / 0.3 km away
Emerald Bank Cottage
Uldale, near Ireby
2.9 miles / 4.7 km away
Ouse Bridge Hotel
Bassenthwaite
3.3 miles / 5.2 km away
Riggs Cottage
Bassenthwaite
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
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Hedgehog Hill
Keswick
5.7 miles / 9.1 km away
Sally's Lake District Cottages
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5.7 miles / 9.1 km away
Corner House High Lorton
High Lorton
6.9 miles / 11.0 km away
Midtown Cottages
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7.0 miles / 11.1 km away
Stoneygill & Stoneyacre
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7.0 miles / 11.1 km away

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