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. A GPX File is available for download (see 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.

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Lake District

The Lake District National Park is seen by many as one of the scenic gems of the British Isles. The scenic beauty has attracted many artists and writers through the centuries and today the same scenery provides the perfect backdrop to a wide variety of walks. The National Park is located wholly within Cumbria with Windermere, Ambleside and Keswick the main tourist towns. For many this is the finest area in England for walking with a wide variety of scenery. Even on the busiest weekends it is possible to get away from the crowds by carefully selecting one of the less-visited fells. More Information

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