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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).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Ordnance Survey Explorer OL4Sheet Map1:25kBUY MAP
Anquet OS Explorer OL4Digital Map1:25kBUY MAP
A-Z Lake District Northern FellsAtlas1:25kBUY ATLAS

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

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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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Short Walks in Lakeland Book 3: West Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 3: West LakelandThis guidebook contains 50 short half to full-day walks in the western Lake District. Walking areas include Duddon Valley and the Coast, Eskdale, Wasdale, Ennerdale, Lorton Vale, Buttermere and the north-west lakes. Part of a three-volume series focusing on low-level walks (with the occasional peak) between 4 and 8 miles, graded for difficulty.
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