Caw (34)After staying at the excellent Black Cock Inn we joined Matt from My Pennines for a walk up to Caw.  It was extremely windy today, as Britain’s worst storm for some years made its way to the south coast.  It was still felt up north, to a point where we could hardly stay on our feet at the trig point.

Caw is a cracking fell, quite a prominent – cone shaped hill,  listed as one of of Wainwright’s Outlying Fells.  I have very limited knowledge of the Lakes, but it must only scrape being an Outlying Fell because Coniston is only a mile or two away.

The walk starts at Seathwaite and then crosses a few farms, before ascending the fell from the west side.  It is steep in places but there are good tracks for the most part.  There’s an old mine to look out for, and at that point head straight up to the top.

Once at the trig point the views were outstanding, although we couldn’t hang around for too long.  On our way down we were still treated to some excellent scenery, notably Pikes and Green Pikes.

Grade Medium
Distance 6 miles
Time 5 hrs
Low Point About 100 metres
High Point 529 metres
Terrain Mostly good tracks on the fell
Bogs Up to our ankles fairly regularly
Dogs No dog with us, but other dogs about
Estimated Calories burned 2000 cal


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On this route

Seathwaite, Dobby Shaw, How Scale Haw, Goat Crag, Broadslack, Caw, Pikes, Green Pikes, Walna Sca Road, Hollin House Haw.