Cautley Spout and The Calf

Cautley Spout and The Calf guided walk

Cautley Spout and The Calf, Yorkshire Dales National Park, with Cath Lee

Sunday 20 June 2021


A guided walk as part of a small group to explore the beautiful Howgill Fells and to visit England's tallest waterfall.


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 mountain called 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 Sedbergh is a high level route crossing over the tops of Bram Rigg Top, Calders, and the broad grassy ridge of Rowantree Grains.


The walk is about 11 miles/18km with approx 1,000 metres of ascent.  The terrain is steep, and rough in places and in other places can be 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.  You are booking with Cath Lee who will guide the walk on the day.  


Cautley Spout and The Calf, with Cath Lee.


  • Places available

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 £5:00 per day.  


Meet at 9:15am to be ready to set off at 9:30am.  

Further Information

General Information
Advice regarding what to wear and what to bring with you.
General Information - Hill and Moorland
Adobe Acrobat Document 207.9 KB


If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the town of Sedbergh is ideal.  If you plan to arrive by public transport, please contact me to explore the options.