4th June 2012

High Pike and Carrock Fell from Caldbeck


Walk Overview
Time 08.50 to 15.00
Duration 6 hr 10 min
Distance 12.1 mile
Ascent 2600 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Caldbeck - Upton - Nether Row - High Pike - Miton Hill - Round Knott - Carrock Fell - Rospow Hills - Carrock Beck - Howthwaite - Stony Bank - Birket - Nether Row - Upton - Caldbeck
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, Caldbeck village

Although these is a car park in Caldbeck, there is also an abundance of roadside parking, so for the sake of simplicity I've just described this entry as roadside parking.


Route Map

This wasn't the walk I'd intended to do today at all. We were going to do this walk yesterday, but the weather was 'crap' so we didn't get out anywhere. Today, I was going to make an early start and do another of the passes walks. That was until I got out of bed feeling more tired than I was when I got in it last night. I went downstairs, looked out of the window, had a drink of water and then went back to bed. When we did eventually get up, it seemed a good idea to do yesterdays walk today.

I wonder why they never put distances against all the places on some of these old road signs.

Just outside Caldbeck we passed Wath Farm.

Caldbeck countryside.


This is the last farm we passed before heading onto the open fellside. I forget its name.

In light of it being the Queens Diamond Jubilee, Jennifer was being very patriotic today by carrying a union jack in her bag.

Looking back to Caldbeck. We must have walked a couple of miles already but it doesn't feel as far as this picture makes it look.

A view back down the fellside to the Solway Firth and in the distance, the Scottish Hills.

High Pike summit.

Unfortunately, if you want to read this the easy way you'll have to rotate your monitor.

That's the way to Lingy Hut.

Looking back towards High Pike.

Carrock Fell summit.

From Carrock Fell we doubled back a short way before turning off to the right and heading down to Carrock Beck. Not long after turning off, I took this picture looking across to High Pike.


Carrock Beck.

More countryside.

Our route back took us around the northern side of West Fell where we passed the old mine workings. Jennifer stuck to he path up there while I cut across to have a look about. I always find it strange why it takes so long for anything to start growing again in these places.

I took this picture not long before rejoining the path we used for the ascent of High Pike earlier in the walk.


Judging by the tarmac road surface, I suspect this lane was once open to traffic. As has happened in countless other places as well, increasingly bigger vehicles and more of them rendered this road unfit for purpose.

Back in Caldbeck, , , actually this part is called Upton but it's still part of the village as a while.


As we passed by the school the village was having its Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Just as we arrived it was announced that activities would begin again in half an hours time. Never mind, the ice cream seller was still open for business so Jennifer joined the long line of customers.

Heading down to the main part of the village.

This isn't something you see everyday in Caldbeck.

Priest's Mill.

I'm not sure if it's got a name but this is the bridge behind the church.

and to tell you something you could easily work out for yourself, this is the church.

Inside the church.


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Lake District Walks