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Name:Great Calva
Hill number:2331
Height:690m / 2264ft
Parent (Ma):2328  Knott
RHB Section:34A: Lake District - Northern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Northern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle)
Class:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright,
Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Submarilyn, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge
(Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel,sMa,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:NY 29089 31187
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:142m
Col:548m  NY287323  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4N
Survey:obvious summit
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A little round, Cockup, Bakestall, Great Calva, Little Calva and White Hause. Cold and windy on top, hot and sunny when not. Bit of a bog trot but a cracking little route.Mark T10/05/2018
Walk from Peter House farm along the track before ascending Dead Crags to the top of Bakestall. Descended to Whitewater Dash and ascended the fence line and crossed the fell to the top of Great Calva. Headed South West to rejoin the track and back to the carPhilip A08/05/2018
Long walk from Skiddaw House back to Blencathra Field Centre, windy on tops, sunny later, 31.1km, 10.1 hours: Great Calva - Little Calva - Knott - Coomb Height - Miller Moss - Great Lingy Hill - Hare Stones - High Pike - Milton Hill - Round Knott - Carrock Fell - Souther Fell - Souther Fell STstevem7626/04/2018
Parked at Peter House Farm, Cumbria Way, Dash Falls, Little Calva, Great Calva, Knott, Great Sca Fell, Little Sca Fell, Brae Fell, Meal Fell, Great Cockup, Little Cockup, Orthwaite Bank. First half of walk was sunny and warm with excellent views, before it became a bit misty over the higher summits. 20 Wainwrights to go.Fell_wanderer19/04/2018
Walked up the valley from Mosedale, then straight up the fence onto Great Calva, around, down and up onto Knott, then down past the old mine workings back to the car park.Chipstertrain25/03/2018
21km trek from cp at top of Gale Gill up to Lonscale Fell, Lonscale Peak, Burnt Horse, Sale How, Great Calva (camped), Little Calva, Bakestall, Skiddaw (crampons), Little Man and Jenkin Hill. A great winter trek with Mart, minus 20C in the evening made for a cold camp!!John Eley23/02/2018
Parked at Mungrisdale ran up the road past Stone End farm, Carrock Fell, High Pike, Knott, Great Calva, Skiddaw House, Cloven Stone, Mungrisdale, Blencathra, Atkinson Pike, Bowscale Fell, Bannerdale Crags, Souther Fell back to the Mill Inn for a well deserved beer.Stu Percival04/02/2018
1St one of the day, from Skiddaw HouseCyclistno102/11/2017
eyenose22/10/2017
Round Knott - Carrock Fell - Miton Hill - Drygill Head - High Pike - Hare Stones - Great Lingy Hill - Miller Moss - Little Lingy Hill - Knott - Little Calva - Great Calva. Very windy with some rain and occasional views.wozzat15/10/2017
Round of Round Knott, Carrock Fell, Milton Hill, Drygill Head, High Pike, Hare Stones,Great Lingy Hill, Miller Moss, Little Lingy Hill, Knott, Little Calva and Great Calva. All done in very high winds (40 -50 mph) and heavy rain.garyhoney15/10/2017
From Mosedale Carrock Fell High Pike Knott Great CalvaWifey201611/09/2017
Back of blencathera Carrock fell, high Pike, Knott and great calvaTobo196911/09/2017
On my own, part of round from Gale Road end car park. Lonscale Fell both tops, Burnt Horse, Skiddaw House, Great Calva, Hare Crag, Sale How & Jenkin Hill. Showery day but very enjoyable round (17.4km, 1206m ascent).alwaysinshorts09/09/2017
Final peak on mamoth walk back to Keswick from Bewaldeth (via Binsey, Longlands Fell, Great Scafell, flank of KNott)Inez28/08/2017
followed the boggy wet fence up to the pointy summit of this fell. Cracking little summit with a cairn with metal posts sticking out of it. sat in the much needed wind shelter and had chicken wraps looking through the now clear valley towards what I would later find out and complete carrock fell.Scotty 2 Hotty05/08/2017
Combined with Bakestall on a walk from Cumbria Wayjpitches30/07/2017
From Skiddaw Housebenarbia again09/07/2017
Keswick, along Cumbrian Way to Great Lingy Fell, then back over Knott and Great Calva.tomd416/04/2017
With Davek973aren02/04/2017
Great 11 mile walk from parking area near Peter House farm, along country lane for a few miles and up onto Longlands Fell, Lowthwaite Fell, Great Sca Fell, Knott and Great Calva, back down by lovely Whitewater Dash to car, perfectly clear and sunny, not a cloud in the sky, had views far into the Southern Uplands towards Criffel, Cairnsmore of Fleet, Merrick, Corserine, Cairnsmore of Carsphairn, Queensberry, Hart Fell, White Coomb, Ettrick Pen and maybe even The Cheviot! Still a lot of deep snow on Knott and the higher fells around, a great walk for a Sunday in the Lake District avoiding the crowds, only saw about 15 people all day, drove to and bagged Binsey afterwards.DanTrig26/03/2017
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