Howgills: Cautley, Calf and Calders

25th March 2006

Cautley Spout, The Calf, Calders and Arant Haw.  Acknowledgement to Wainwright once again!

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Map of the route, showing where the photographs were taken.

 

Reproduced from Ordnance Survey map data by permission of Ordnance Survey, Crown copyright.

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Layby next to the Cross Keys Hotel  -  09:30.

An unpromising start, cold wet and cloudy - forecast is for cloud to lift in the afternoon.  The only consolation is that the forecast for everywhere else is worse!

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Cautley Beck - 10:00


Ah, so there is a waterfall here after all.

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Cautley Beck  -  10:15.

 

 

I thought it was bigger than that?

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Side valley leading to Bowderdale  -  10:20

Too Much Beer, Not Enough Mountains.

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Side valley  -  10:30

So, there is more waterfall. 

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Swere Gill  -  11:20-11:30

I know it's cold and we're dripping and the wind is cutting through, but try to look as though you're enjoying yourselves?. 

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Top of The Calf  -  11:50

Well the GPS says that the trig point is here somewhere? ....  

The need for powered wipers for spectacles is proved once again

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Path Below Calders  -  12:15-12:45

We sat on the top and munched our Kendal Mint Cake. Or do I exaggerate? Lunch, sheltering (?) in the lee of Calders, still in the wet cloud and dripping.

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Path on Arant Haw  -  13:10

Twenty minutes later and the cloud is blowing away!

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FoV 360.   Arant Haw  -  13:25

On top of Arant Haw, and now everything is in view.  We decide to retrace our steps to Calders rather than bug out to the Rawthey Valley, because we can see now!

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FoV 112.    Arant Haw  -  13:40

Clouds all gone now, Calders and Great Dummacks in full view.  Temperature has gone up several degrees as well. 

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Arant Haw  -  13:45

Calders and Great Dummacks, with the sun shining on Hobdale.

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FoV 90.    Calders  -  14:15

Looking back at Arant Haw now that the cloud has gone.

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FoV 180.    Great Dummacks  -  14:40

Cautley Holme Beck valley with Cautley Crag, Bowderdale, Kensgriff, Yarlside, Wandale Hill with Ravestonedale Common behind and Wild Boar Fell and Swarth Fell in the distance

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Cautley Crag  -  15:00

Standing on top of Cautley Crag at the Southern end.  Cautley Spout is just visible below the pass into Bowderdale.

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Descending Great Dummacks, by Pickering Gill  -  15:30

The Rawthey Valley and Low Haygarth Farm

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Cautley Beck footbridge  -  15:40

The Cautley Holme Beck valley with the full view of Cautley Spout and the gully that was denied us by the fog early in the day.

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Map, showing where the photographs were taken.

Reproduced from Ordnance Survey map data by permission of Ordnance Survey, Crown copyright.

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Statistics

  Distance Height gain Naismith Actual
Cross Keys        
Bowderdale Head 1.5 mi 900 ft 0h50 1h15
The Calf 1.2 mi 850 ft 0h40 0h50
Calders 1.0 mi 150 ft 0h25 0h25
Arant Haw 1.0 mi 200 ft 0h25 0h40
Great Dummacks 2.0 mi 500 ft 0h50 1h15
Cross Keys 2.0 mi 50 ft 0h41 0h50

Camera  -  Canon EOS 350D  Canon 18-55 f3.5-5.6/Tamron 28-200 f3.8-5.6

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Photographs copyright Alan Dicey

Last modified 2nd April 2006