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Caw Fell



Grid Reference: NY 13198 11001
Height: 690 metres/2264 feet

"Caw Fell, like many of us who lack a good shpe and attractive features, objects to having it's picture taken and is not at all co-operative as a subject for illustration."
A Wainwright

The huge mass of Caw Fell rises steeply from Ennerdale over Boat How and Iron Crag to the summit ridge, topped by the 'Ennerdale Fence', before dropping, gently, over grassy moorland down towards the Wasdale Valley.

One of the most remote summits in the Lake District and round trip over Caw Fell is generally at least a 12 mile trip.

The Ennerdale Fence is actually a large wall along the summit ridge, marking the watershed for the Ennerdale Reservoir below.

  1. Looking along the ridge from Crag Fell

    Above Ennerdale to Caw Fell: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A steep climb at times but no exposure, some of the most remote fells in the Lake District

    Distance: 22km / 14 miles
    Ascent: 990m / 3300ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Looking up at Yewbarrow from Nether Beck

    Yewbarrow & Haycock: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk over rough ground to some of the remotest summits in the Lake District

    Distance: 17km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1300m / 4300ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. The Ennerdale Valley

    The Ennerdale Horseshoe: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    One of the longest day walks in the Lake District, but a wonderful rewarding day in beautiful mountains

    Distance: 21km / 13 miles
    Ascent: 1890m / 6200ft
    Duration: 12 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  4. The Ennerdale Valley from Green Gable

    A Weekend at Black Sail: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Two days of hard walking over rough ground with a night at the most remote Youth Hotel in England

    Distance: 37km / 23 miles
    Ascent: 2600m / 8500ft
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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