Saturday, 1 July 2000

Caw Fell

Caw Fell seen from Ennerdale
Height: 697m (2,287ft)
Prominence: 22m (72ft)
Region: Western Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn close to wall
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
A Tour of Ennerdale - 19/04/2015
The summit of Caw Fell
What Wainwright said:

"Caw Fell is a rolling upland of modest height, predominantly grass-covered, and of mainly easy gradients. But this is a fell that should not be underestimated. It is remote from shelter or habitation. A fair march is needed even to get a foothold on the fell".

Caw Fell is distant from any point of access by Lakeland standards, standing between Haycock and Lank Rigg.

The unnamed col connecting Caw Fell to Haycock is flat-topped and carries the Ennerdale Fence, in this section a substantial dry stone wall.

The top stands to the north of the wall, marked by a cairn. Caw Fell is remote from higher fells and gives an all-round panorama of the Western Fells and the Scafells. It is necessary to cross the wall to take in the full view.