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Name:Great Calva
Hill number:2331
Height:690m / 2264ft
Parent (Ma):2328  Knott
Section:34A: Lake District - Northern Fells
Area:Lake District - Northern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Class:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright,
Birkett, Submarilyn, Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis,
Grid ref:NY 29089 31187
Summit feature:cairn
Col:548m  NY287323  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4N
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 720 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Orthwaite with Little Calva.lenman18/03/2017
w/ G, full round - day 2. Difficult ascent in driven rain.Tom D12/03/2017
Solo Boggy and foggydentalchimp08/01/2017
(Walkers with) Torun Mcmoran (Parking/Start point) Gale Road car park - Lonscale Fell - Jenkin Hill - Skiddaw Lesser Man - Skiddaw Little Man - Skiddaw South Top - Skiddaw Middle Top - Skiddaw - Skiddaw North Top - Broad End - Bakestall - Little Calva - Great Calva - Skiddaw House - Gale Road.redbob05/11/2016
From Peter House Farm - several parking spaces by the road. Ascended Little Calva from loop in track at NY 27330 31290 then via the fence - steep and eroded but not too bad. Continued to Great Calva with easy descent following clear paths S then SW to rejoin main track by Dead Beck.webmaster15/10/2016
go4awalk c200 - solo walk from Mosedale - Carrock Fell - High Pike - Knott - GREAT CALVA - Wainwright 89Nutty10/10/2016
Soaking wet day, Back O Skiddaw! From Bassenthwaite - Orthwaite Bank, Little Cockup, Great Cockup, Meal Fell, Little Sca Fell, Brae Fell, Longlands Fell, Lowthaite Fell, Little Sca Fell (again), Great Sca Fell, Knott, Burn Tod, Little Calva and Great Calva. Overnight at the warm and inviting Skiddaw Bunkhouse.nosdrahcir20/08/2016
Carrock Fell, Milton Hill, High Pike, Hare Stones, Coomb Height, Knott, Little Calva, Great Calvakeithouk17/07/2016
Circular walk in clear weather from near Dash Beck, Bakestall, Great Calva, Knott, Great Sca Fell, Meal Fell and Great Cockup with Derek Irwin.JHerbert17/07/2016
great dayhikester07/07/2016
4th and last top, my 213rd Wainwright, I feel very tired but happy, now a long walk back to the carKered06/06/2016
14th top of 19 today on my own version of the Bob Graham's round, starting and finishing at the Craglands guesthouse in Keswick. I climbed Latrigg, Lonscale Fell, Lonscale Pike, Jenkins hill, Skiddaw Lesser Man, Skiddaw Little man, Skiddaw South top, Skiddaw middle top, SKIDDAW, Skiddaw North top, Broad end, Bakestall and Little Calva. I took the slightly more arduous route of cutting across the heather to the fenceline about 300m from the the cairned summit. Great views. Stayed to eat a banana before t heading off on a bearing through the long heather to the River Caldew using a sheepfold as a navigational aid.Dazingdale06/06/2016
Last Wainwright of four summited today, follow the route Back o Blencathra taken from the book Walking the Wainwrights by Stuart Marshall. Car parking can be had at the Mosedale bridge in the village of the same name north of Mungrisdale.WAYNE ROWLETT05/06/2016
Recce with Joss N.screeleep03/06/2016
Gorgeous hot sunny Sunday. 24 degrees. Kenna's knees hurt after Saturday's Robinson trek. Unfortunately Al had to get an early bus (replacing train) so will have to come back and do Bakestall another day.AlanDStewart08/05/2016
BGR Pup Jason Spro & AndyLittledave23/04/2016
A short round of fells Back O' Skiddaw. Walked with Dave in patchy sunshine on a cold day. Parked on the road at NY 249323, followed Cumbria Way past Dash falls then up the fellside to Great Calva. Then to Knott, Great Sca Fell, Meal, Great Cockup and Orthwaite Bank to the road.Skip17/04/2016
Mosedale - Great Calva - Knot - High Pike - Carrock Fell - Mosedaledanthwaites20/03/2016
with Lynn Parkinderek_74419/03/2016
carrock fell, round knott, milton hill,high pike, hare stones, great lingy hill, little lingy hill, brae fell, little sca fell, great sca fell, knott, frozen fell, burn tod, little calva, great calva, ACW from mosedale road end at 328 326robertphillips14/03/2016
Cassbeck Bridge -> Orthwaite Bank -> Little Cockup -> Great Cockup -> Meal Fell -> Little Sca Fell -> Great Sca Fell -> Knott -> Great Calva -> Little Calva -> Cassbeck Bridgebriandiggle07/03/2016
With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave13/02/2016
Summited as part of successful Winter Bob Graham Round with fellow Cumberland Fell Runners. Time 23:37Mac 7809/01/2016
with Brolleys, from FellsideDenise 31/12/2015
With Brollies. Wet and windy, deteriorating to horizontal hail/sleet on tops. Whitewater Dash - Great Calva - Little Calva - Knott - Gt Sca Fell - Meal Fell - Gt Cockup.zoob31/12/2015
With Baz, Dave & MikeToffeeBlue21/11/2015
Latrigg car park-Lonscale Fell - Little Man - Skiddaw - Little Calva - Great Calva - back via Skiddaw Houseandy6320/10/2015
Back of Skiddaw CircuitAjm031013/10/2015
From Gale Road adrianturner10/10/2015
From Gale Road Lakesgirl10/10/2015
Bagged as part of a BGR leg 1 rec. with Jon Davies, Paul Riddel & Kevin O'neil.StuP02/10/2015
Brilliant 13 mile day taking in Brae Fell, Great Sca Fell, Knott, Great Calva, Meal Fell, Longlands and BinseyShutterlag28/09/2015
Northern Round: Longlands - Trusamadoor - Gt Cockup - Trusamadoor - Meal Fell - Knott - Gt Calva - Gt Sca Fell - Lowthwaite Fell - Longlands Fell - LonglandsIainPeeks01/08/2015
Longlands - Great Cockup - Meal Fell - Knott - Great Calva - Great Sca Fall - Brae Fell - Longlands Fell - LonglandsThe Playful Pig01/08/2015
Walk no.7 - Carrock Fell, High Pike, Knott, Great Calva. Wainwrights #23 through #26.Kev_E18/07/2015
Bob Graham Leg 1 supportRonald11/07/2015
From Peter House Farm. Just near Whitewater Dash followed fence line up to Little Calva then on to Great Calva and Knott. On my own.mike.hoult07/07/2015
Walk in from Blencathra car-park via Skiddaw Housebatrigg23/06/2015
followed fence back down to cumbria way 17 miles and 15 hillscolinfielding21/05/2015
YDT BGR Leg1Littledave16/05/2015
BGR Leg 1 Reccescreeleep09/05/2015
From Great Calvarb24/04/2015
Peter house farm- Dash falls-great Calva & same return. Cold, sunny with snow showers.Daisy Dee24/03/2015
Peter house farm- Dash falls-great Calva & same return. Cold, sunny with snow showers.Geewhiz24/03/2015
Circuit clagged in up Great Calva, Knott, Meal Fell and Great Cockup. Intriguing to find quadruple summit on Meal Fell. Wonder which one is the top?vegibagger20/03/2015
On a round of 10 hills from minor road, parking near Melbecks: Cockup, Bakestall, Little & Great Calva, Knott, Great Sca Fell, Meal Fell, Great & Little Cockup, finally Orthwaite Bank. Cairn at an angle in fence line, with old metal fence posts thrown in, marks summit.jonglew16/03/2015
Stuart Marshall's ' Back o' Blencathra. A rather dull day but visibility pretty good. Mosedale Village roadside adj Mosedale End Farm - Stone Ends - Rake Trod - Carrock Fell - Miton Hill - High Pike - Lingy Hut - Knott - Great Calva - Wiley Gill - Cumbrian Way - Mosedale.David Galbraith14/09/2014
Parked just before the bridge at Swineside, space for maybe3 or 4 cars. Walked with Kim to Great Calva then on to Knott. Quite misty on the top but paths fairly clear in most places.flapjack14/09/2014