Saturday, 1 July 2000

The Calf

The Calf from Bram Rigg Top
Height: 676m (2,218ft)
Prominence: 383m (1,256ft)
Region: Howgill Fells
Classifications: Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
Summit feature: White trig pillar
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
The Howgill Fells - 31/05/2013
The prominent pillar marks the summit of both The Calf and the Howgill Fells
The highest of the Howgill fells, The calf lies along a long ridge of hills that reach over 2,000ft. The Calf, along with Bram Rigg Top and Great Dummacks, forms the central hub of the Howgills though it lacks definition from the surrounding fells.

The summit comprises of a grassy plateau wit a white painted trig point at the highest point. It is also home to a rare feature in the Howgills, a small tarn.

Being sandwiched between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, The Calf does have some very good views, especially towards the Lake District, the mountainous profile stretching out across the horizon.

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