Bassenthwaite to Calbeck – 13 April 2019

Back to the Lakes District for these walks, it was September 2015 when we were last there and we last walked these particular routes in July 2015. The image for this post shows what a great day it was. Three of the walks start from Chapel Bridge which is quite close to Bassenthwaite but it is to difficult to get the coach into the village. The 11-mile route goes over Little Cockup and Great Cockup before heading northwards down Yard Steel and out via Dale Beck. The 12-mile route goes up past Whitewater Dash and over Knott and High Pike before heading north towards Caldbeck. The 10-mile route which starts from Chapel Bridge takes the easy route and heads around the Northern Fells using the Cumbria Way.

There is a fourth route of around 8 miles that starts at Parkend, the birthplace of John Peel the Huntsman, and heads along the edge of the Northern Fells before going through Hesket Newmarket on the way back to Caldbeck.

John Peel would have known all the hills in the Northern Fells but did he know that Great Cockup is the 127th highest Dewey in England or that Knott is the 93rd highest mountain in England and is also a Nuttall.

If you would like to walk over a Dewey or a Nuttall or fancy an easier walk in this part of the Lakes District you can contact us via our Contact Page on this website and you can download the walk descriptions here and the GPS routes here.

Caldbeck Weather

Walk No. 8Bassenthwaite to Calbeck13 April 2019
Area: Lake DistrictMap: OL 5

8 miles Easy
Start: Parkend (GR NY301388)
Fellside – Potts Gill – Hudscales – Brackenriggs – Howbeck Bridge – Hesket Newmarket – Hesket Bridge – Footbridge over Cald Beck – Cumbria Way – Caldbeck

10 miles Easy
Start: Chapel Bridge
Bassenthwaite – Kestral Lodge – Cumbria Way – Orthwaite – Longlands – Green Head – Branthwaite – Fellside – Potts Gill – Crook Bank – Wath – Townhead – Caldbeck

11 miles Moderate / Hard
Start: Chapel Bridge
Bassenthwaite – Kestral Lodge – Horsemoor Hills – Little Cockup – Great Cockup – Trusmadoor – Frozenfell Gill – Great Scar Fell – Yard Steel – Dale Beck – Fell Side – Potts Gill – Crook Bank – Wath – Townhead – Caldbeck

12 miles Strenuous
Start: Chapel Bridge
Bassenthwaite – Cumbrian Way – Whitewater Dash – Little Calva – Knott – Little Lingy Hill – Great Lingy Hill – High Pike – Cumbrian Way – Potts Gill – Crook Bank – Wath – Townhead – Caldbeck

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