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Name:Little Calva
Hill number:2339
Height:642m / 2106ft
Parent (Ma):2328  Knott
RHB Section:34A: Lake District - Northern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Northern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington), Eden (Carlisle)
Watershed:Solway Firth
Class:Nuttall, Birkett, Synge, Buxton & Lewis
(N,B,Sy,BL)
Grid ref:NY 28231 31481
Summit feature:no feature 5m E of small cairn
Drop:15m
Col:627m  NY286316  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4N
Observations:SE of fence
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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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 an our TomPaul Beard04/08/2018
From Underscar Road Car Park, nr. Keswich, NY 28072 25343 Via Skiddaw House & Gt. Calva then returned back by Skiddaw House.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
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
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 Eley24/02/2018
2 day hike & wild camp. 22km with John. Day 1: Lonscale Fell, Lonscale Pike [Lonscale Fell East Top], Burnt Horse, Sale How, Great Calva. Wild camp on N edge between Great Calva & Litte Calva very cold -15 approx wind chill. Day 2: Little Calva, Bakestall, Broad End, Skiddaw Tops (Crampons), Skiddaw Little Man, Lesser Man, Jenkin Hill. 35-40mph winds. Parked at cp behind Latrigg (icy road on steep approach)Rotorslap24/02/2018
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 White Hause. Tough going across heather and moon grass. On to Burn Tod.Wycombe Wanderer02/09/2017
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 Great Calva.lenman18/03/2017
w/ G, full round - day 2Tom D12/03/2017
(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. Ascent 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
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
13th top of 19 today on my improvised first leg of the Bob Graham round done as a circular from the Craglands guesthouse in Keswick. Hills climbed were 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 and then onto Bakestall before descending to the Cumbria Way where I had my lumch on the stile and I ended up being Gatekeeper for a few mins. I continued on the Cumbria way and where it switches back, decided to use the fence-line as the route planned was through high heather. AS I climbed I noticed that a stream ran across the path so I climbed this and it was a good shortcut, following the fence to the corner from where it ascends to the summit. A nice spot!.Dazingdale06/06/2016
White Hause, Little and Great Calva, Sale How, Burnt Horse and Lonscale east top and summit from the X4 bus stop at High Side to Keswick.Eddie04/05/2016
Round Cockup,Little Calva,Burn Tod,Frozen Fell,Little Cockupand Orthwaite Bank for lovers of damp grass.jocks131/03/2016
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
CJ Oikychrisj196516/02/2016
With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave13/02/2016
from Fellside centre, with brolleysDenise 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
Latrigg car park-Lonscale Fell - Little Man - Skiddaw - Little Calva - Great Calva - back via Skiddaw Houseandy6320/10/2015
Back of Skiddaw CircuitAjm031013/10/2015
On my own. From Peter House farm. From near Whitewater Dash followed fence line up to Little Calva. Steep, rough ascent initially then better. Went on to Great Calva and Knott. Overcast with cloud just down to summits.mike.hoult07/07/2015
done following fence to get to cumbria way back to carcolinfielding21/05/2015
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. A cairn in the making marking the HP on this grassy summit.jonglew16/03/2015
across from knott to great calvabardolph09/08/2014
Back o' Skiddaw route.ju ju19/07/2014
Back o' Skiddaw route.mad max19/07/2014
Done as part of the Skiddaw to Threckold leg of the Bob Graham Round.Lykewake4225/06/2014
An easy but slightly soggy journey from Great Calva.Si's 2nd round22/11/2013
Monster walkmcbiydw201/11/2013
From Peter House Farm via Great CalvaAnduril15/10/2013
Done solo after Great Calva. No navigation issues other than on leaving the vague path I was following kept in line with a fence. I had no idea where the fence went so I took a direct line to where I wanted to be - only to find that the fence had skirted a rise and came down to the same place.Aimless Rambler31/08/2013
Ascended from Peterhouse Farm via Whitewater Dash, on day that started cloudy and hazy but later nice afternoon sun. Lots of Ravens around the Dash Valley. Long circuit over Bakestall, Little Calva, Great Calva, Burn Tod, Frozen Fell, Knott, Great Sca Fell, Little Sca Fell, Brae Fell, Lowthwaite Fell, Longlands Fell, Meal Fell, Great Cockup, Little Cockup, Orthwaite Bank. Shortly after England won the Ashes!mavero1025/08/2013
Peter House Farm > Horsemoor Hills > Orthwaite Bank > Little Cockup > Great Cockup > Trusmadoor > Meal Fell > Trusmadoor > White Hause > LITTLE CALVA either the cairn has been moved or I need stronger glasses 'cause the cairn looks the highest point to me > Great Calva > Hare Crag > Whitewater Dash > Peter House FarmTony Hartry II15/07/2013
Walk from Mosedale to Keswick via High Pike and Skiddawgavopeo04/06/2013
From Cockups, down to foot of Burn Todd and up excellent line up burn to col between Knott and Calva. Wet path to super Gt Calva top. Down to Little Calva bump then onto White Hause and track back to Orthwaite.nordicstar02/05/2013
First summit after a lunch break sheltering by Skiddaw House.JohnStoneham05/02/2013
Direct ascent of Great Calva from Mungrisdale. Walk continued over Little Calva and Burn Tod to Knott. From Knott via the Lingy Hut to High Pike and returning to Mungrisdale over Miton Hill, Round Knott and Carrock Fell.knarf17/01/2013
End of surfaced road leading to Carrock mine Followed Cumbria Way up to Wiley Gill Followed path by fence to summit of Great Calva Little Calva Knott Great Lingy Hill Hare Stones Down S. ridge of Hare Stones to Grainsgill Beck Carrock Mine Parking area at end of surfaced road. (PM)gerrybowes11/12/2012
With GB in sunny but cold conditions.bolton11/12/2012
Me Connor and bLUEjimi6606/10/2012