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Name:The Calf
Hill number:2732
Height:676m / 2218ft
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Northern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Lune
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem, Trail 100
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg,Cm,T100)
Grid ref:SD 66745 97046
Summit feature:small cairn 20m SE of trig point
Drop:383m
Col:293m  NY732006  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 98
(1:25k) OL19S
Observations:trig point is at SD 66734 97055
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 793 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Via Cautley BeckCyclistno126/05/2020
Clockwise circuit of four, from the North up the Dales Way and. After two, via a third visit to The Calf. This one thirdvegibagger20/03/2020
Second visit. Made an impression of the trig flush bracket.vegibagger17/03/2020
Started from Cross Keys Temperance Inn roadside parking, up via Cautley Spout, loss the path, scrambled up the moors up to the trig point and down via the proper route. Gorgeous walk. With Hannah and dogs.DJWan12/01/2020
MC O DC IS DS. After Yarlside.Martin6631/12/2019
From Cross Keys on a perfect winter's day with Martin66, Shaky, Smithy & Otis. Followed path to col with The Calf & then up on to Yarlside's S top to the summit. Dropped back to the col following path that becomes a track to summit of the Calf. Then round Bram Rigg Top, Calders, Great Dummacks, trending N along top of cliffs & across the top of Cautley Spout. Back down the steep path & out.NotReallyABagger31/12/2019
From Cross Keys Temperance Inn > Calders >Arant Haw > The Calf > Bush Howe > Fell Head. Solo.axoree10/11/2019
From the Cross Keys Inn via Cautley Spout and then on to Calders and Great DummacksMountainTerrier29/10/2019
Bowderdale > Hooksey > Randygill Top > Bowdwedale > The Calf > Hazelgill Knott > West Fell > Bowderdale. Just Me and H, Bright and breezy day, fairly cold on the higher tops.johnkaysleftleg23/10/2019
Up from sedbburgh. Revisit of trigpointcjo08/09/2019
With Val. From Sedbergh. Up over Calders. On to Busk Howe then returned to the Calf and Calders and went to summit of Arant Haw on the descent. A great walk with outstanding views. Good weathermike.hoult08/09/2019
a full day out in the Howgillsjmistry8617/08/2019
SLMM. Also previously on runs.haydnw07/07/2019
SLMM 2019Eggletina06/07/2019
With Chris G from the Cross Keysmagirob16/05/2019
walked up from cross keys ph via Cautley Spoutiannotts19/04/2019
From the Cross Keys, via Yarlside then on the Calders and a direct line back to start.NormanW22/02/2019
From Low Haygarth, with Yarlside. Inversion above about 375m. Soft snow, not deep. Sunny on tops. Very still. Rounsfell24/01/2019
From Sedbergh, through snow line, low cloud but opening up to show lakes hills in snow and cloud inversions, - onwards to Cautley.Argentum6620/01/2019
From Cross Keys, up left hand path/stone steps at the side of Cautley Spout. Icy, cold wind, good views but sonw clouds on their wayiangalbraith18/01/2019
Up from Beck House on a murky day. Fourth top on a round of 8 to complete the Howgill subset. From Bush Howe and on to Bram Rigg Top.jonglew06/01/2019
Round of The Calf and Yarlside from footbridge at Cross Keys. Ascended path around north of Cautley Spout, steep sections are well constructed and waterfalls are impressive. Paths continue most of the way to Yarlside col.Topographer5710/12/2018
First time in The Howgills- up from Sedbergh over subsidiary tops then down steeply via the spectacular Cautley Spout and a long walk out back to the town.Mark Sims01/10/2018
With MS, from lay-by at Cross Keys, to Cautley Spout, Calders over to the Calf, and back down to car.robertgn14/09/2018
With RobN. From Lowhaygarth. masmith14/09/2018
In between Calders and Fell Top.Peter_W_Mitchell 25/08/2018
Dave, Debs & Tali https://www.strava.com/activities/1767387481/overviewMountain Goat12/08/2018
Fell running across the howgillsemily05/08/2018
parked in sedbergh, road to lockbank farm then good tracks/paths down to cross keys, picked up bike and cycle back to sedbergh. winder, arant haw, calders, bram rigg top, the calf, bush howe, fell head, yardside,robertphillips04/08/2018
Calders, The Calf. Too hot for walkingFell_wanderer26/06/2018
Been meaning to get up here for a long time and the place didn't disappoint. weather was perfect.simocity23/06/2018
From Bowderdale with Paul. Views this time.Skerryvore06/05/2018
In fog with Paul. From Sedbergh.Skerryvore05/05/2018
Ascended from Cautley and passing the falls, then onto The Calf, then Bram Rigg Top, Calders and Great Dummacks back to CautleyWayne Mac14/04/2018
From Sedbergh by Settlebeck Gill to Arant Haw then on over Calders to The Calf. Returned by Bowderdale Head and Cautley then down valley to Sedbergh.SS02/12/2017
Up to the Calf from layby North of Cross Keys. Then onto Bram Rigg Top and Calders. Return to the east of the Calf and along ridge(Dales High Way) to Hazelgill Knott. Descended off track down into Borrowdale to return to Cross Keys.mart079725/11/2017
From parking area north of cattle grid on minor road to west. Track up to Linghaw then well used path along ridge to Fell Head,Bush Howe and The Calf.mart079719/11/2017
Cross Keys > Cautley Spout > Force Gill Beck > The Calf > Bram Rigg Beck > Calders > Red Gill Beck > Cautley Spout > Cross Keys. Set off pre sunrise, cloudy at first but sun broke through quite quickly. Solo walk.johnkaysleftleg05/11/2017
With K. Via Cautley Spout from the Cross Keys. Camped overnight before reaching the summit above Sheepfold in Red Gill. From here to Yarlside.Ashley09/10/2017
WBMC Howgills meet. From Sedbergh, wit JD, DH, PS and Will ?John Lee08/10/2017
From Cross keys along Cautley Holme Beck, then v steep steps up side of Cautley Spout Waterfalls-pathe then follows Red Gill Beck & Force gill Beck to the coll-easy path up to The Calf, back to Bram Rigg Top, Calders, Arant Haw then down Dales Highway to Sedbergh. Mixed cloud with some warm Sunny spells- light breeze, good viewsapricorum08/10/2017
Climbed with Clowes and the Spooner brothers.RichieRambler30/09/2017
SoloUisdean2516/09/2017
Nuttall walk. Some difficulty with stream crossings due to recent rain. Paddling requiredRuth09/09/2017
From Cross Keys with Delva via Cautley Spout path to meet heavy rain and thick cloud on top so thick we walked past trig point without seeing itNeilb24/08/2017
Walked up from the Cross Keys pub via Cautley SpoutDelta6815/07/2017
From Crosskeys via footbridge and track up Cautley Spout. Follow path only stream to coll and short rise to summit. Onto Yarlside afterwardsN.Morters20/06/2017
Climbed on the way to Fell Head from Sedberghdianepick17/06/2017
Third of the day and into the cloud, the wind constant with gusts blowing you off your feet. Despite this, paths easy to follow and occasional glimpses west rewarding.JOHNS11/06/2017
5 of 6 Winder - Arant Haw - Calders - Bram Rigg Top - The Calf - Hazelgill KnottStormcrow26/05/2017