Calf Crag

Calf Crag Summit
Calf Crag Summit

Walks By Keyword / Analysis: Calf Crag, Cumbria, Lake District

A Few Facts About Calf Crag

Location -
Calf Crag is a fell in the Central Fells of the Lake District. It is located on the eastern side of the High Raise massif. Calf Crag is bounded by Wythburndale to the north and by its upper gathering grounds to the west. Far Easedale lies to the south while the head of Greenburn forms the eastern face both of these sides being craggy. The Wyth Burn flows north east into Thirlmere while Far Easedale Gill and Green Burn descend to the River Rothay and ultimately to Windermere. Calf Crag thus stands on the main north-south watershed of the Lakeland Fells.

Ascents -
Grasmere village is the most convenient starting point with approaches possible along either Far Easedale or Green Burn. The latter makes a direct assault up a grassy strip between Pike of Carrs and Rough Crag while the Far Easedale route gains the ridge 'behind' the summit. Beginning from the head of Thirlmere a way can also be made up Wythburndale although this will involve a certain amount of bog-hopping. Calf Crag also forms part of the 'Greenburn Horseshoe' which also takes in Steel Fell, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag

Summit -
The summit is a rocky knoll with a small crag directly to the south. There is a tidy cairn although the patch of rushes noted by Wainwright is no longer in evidence. A tarn lies between here and a subsidiary top to the west.
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Hill / Mountain Class(s)
Birkett, Central Fell, Dewey, Fellranger, Synge, Tump, Wainwright

Hill / Mountain Details