A Sedbergh Howgills Classic

A classic traverse of the Howgill fells which takes us on a high level route from Sedbergh to the howgills highest point, the Calf, via an airy ridge which gives us wonderful views across this delightfully scenic and quiet area of Cumbria.

Looking towards the Calf

Walk Details

  • Meet: Sedbergh, Jos Lane Car park at 08:45 for a 09:00 start
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Length: 14km/8.5miles
  • Height Gain: 810m/2657ft
  • Walk Time: 6 hours

Price: £30pp

2021 Dates – TBC

View from the Calf


A wonderful horseshoe taking in the main summits of the Howgill fells. It can be done in either direction, which may be decided by the prevailing wind direction and weather conditions.

For an anti-clockwise walk, we leave Sedbergh and ascend north east up the flank of Crook. We then climb gently rising slopes to gain the summit of Arant Haw. We then drop slightly to a col before a short but steep climb to the summit of Calders. During this time we have a lovely feeling of isolation as the quiet nature of this area gives a wonderful sense of space. Now its a short stroll to the summit of the Calf. We now return to Sedbergh via a lovely ridge and paths on the western side of the fells, with great views across to the lake district.

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