Cautley Spout and The Calf

Cautley Spout and The Calf guided walk

Cautley Spout and The Calf, Yorkshire Dales.

Sunday 30 September 2018

A different part of the country to our usual Peak District walks.  This walk is in the Yorkshire Dales National Park


A guided walk as part of a small group to explore the beautiful hills to the north of the town of Sedbergh.


We initially follow the River Rawthey upstream to Cautley,  then take a path steeply up into the hills to see the dramatic Cautley Spout, highest waterfall in England.  Continuing upwards, and following the course of Red Gill Beck and then Force Gill Beck, we eventually reach the grassy summit of The Calf which at 676m above sea level is the highest point in this range of hills and on a clear day, is a great viewpoint.   The return to Sedburgh is a high level route crossing over the tops of Bram Rigg Top, Calders, and the grassy ridge of Rowantree Grains.


The walk is about 10 miles/16km with approx 700 metres of ascent.  The terrain is rough in places and a bit boggy, so can be hard going underfoot.  A head for heights is required for the ascent.     


The price is £38 per person for this walk.  Please book and pay below.  



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Meeting Place and Time

We meet in the town of Sedbergh in the Joss Lane car park, just off the main street (a one way street).  It's the car park next to the public toilets.  The nearest post code is LA10 5AS but a sat nav might not take you to the exact location with that.  The car park is a Pay & Display and costs £4.50 per day.  The ticket machine only takes coins.   

Meet at 9:00am to be ready to set off at 9:15am.  


Further Information

Essential Information
General information sheet providing advice regarding what to wear and what to bring with you on your guided walk.
General Information - Full Day Walks.pdf
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If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the town of Sedbergh is ideal, or if you are doing all three of of our walks over the Easter Weekend, the villages of Kirkby Stephen or Ravenstonedale may be more convenient..