Saturday, 1 July 2000

Calf Crag

Calf Crag from Brownrigg Moss
Height: 537m (1,762ft)
Prominence: 50m (164ft)
Region: Central Fells
Classifications: Dewey, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Irregular cairn
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
Helm Crag, Gibson Knott & Calf Crag - 31/12/2015
Easedale - 08/09/2013
The summit cairn overlooked by High Raise
What Wainwright said:

"The flanks of the fell descend steeply and roughly in shelves of broken crag to the Greenburn valley, north, and Far Easedale, south. The county boundary traverses the broad top, coinciding with the limit of the Thirlmere catchment area".

A lesser known peak thanks to its proximity to the famous Helm Crag, Calf Crag represents the change in character of the eastern ridge of High Raise from smooth, grassy slopes to steeper, craggy rockfaces.

The summit presents a fine view of Helvellyn and the lake of Grasmere though views to the west are obscured by the higher fells of High Raise and Ullscarf.

Return to list