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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, Clem
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
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 892 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Janet.GordyH16/06/2019
Start of Day 1 on the Lakes Divide Hike with G and Fish. Low cloud, moderate visibility, fresh, light wind, drizzly. Took a wrong turn and bagged Great Calva by accident!MrHallorann14/06/2019
Lonsdale, Little Man, Carl Side, Longside, Skiddaw and Great Calva. Solo. Raining.axoree08/06/2019
Walk from Blencathra Centre - 9.5 miles - with Zach and Benrichoakes25/05/2019
Same as Skiddawsiholden20/05/2019
Bob Graham leg 1 recce (hiked with Dad)tsar.nathan11/05/2019
parked near round house, across the cumbrian way then up the steep, met someone doing the Nuttalls, at the top with Eddie the dog! Then did Knott - with Kris, clear day, bit cold but sunnyJames Burrows05/05/2019
With John, Vicky and Malin in truly foul conditions. Took the Cumbria Way from the north, then slogged up the hill. Can't imagine this one gets many repeat visits.Richard26/04/2019
With CPgarth8704/04/2019
With K and RM in round with KnottAshley24/02/2019
From Mosedale, with Hiking Manchester: 1. Carrock Fell 2. Round Knott,3. Miton Hill, 4. Drygill Head 5. Hare Stones 6. High Pike 7. Great Lingy Hill 8. Miller Moss / Little Lingy Hill , 9. Knott 10. Little Calva, 11. Great Calva. Along Cumbria way back to Mosedale. Snow on the tops, lots of ice, poor visibilty.Lazylizzie19/01/2019
Fell run from Peter House Farm Great Cockup - Meal Fell - Brae Fell - Great Sca Fell - Knott - Great Calva - Bakestall with James and RosieJonathanConey31/12/2018
Enforced plan change because of road closure to Haweswater, so didn't start walking until 1.30pm. Very good visibility. Parked by farmyard partway up hill. Caught a glimpse of the Hunt- on foot-on the skyline.Peak Rambler24/09/2018
Wainwright bagging.. a 26 mile hike clearing up wainrights back and front of Skiddawjmistry8631/08/2018
With JGCW28/08/2018
From Peter House Farm and Little Calva Back down the Dashdavidsharpe2325/08/2018
Part of a summer walk in 2018, walking from hostel to hostel starting at Keswick yha, and ending at Helvellyn yha. Mostly good weather- muggy heat and spectacular views, however often cloud on top!Joel45105/08/2018
me and our TomPaul Beard04/08/2018
Great Calva, Skiddaw via Hare Crag, Carl Side, Longside Edge, Ullock Pike. With Trout.robba_wag12/07/2018
From Underscar Road Car Park, nr. Keswich, NY 28072 25343 Via Skiddaw House,then onto Little Calva. returned same route.Westdenewalker03/07/2018
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
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