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Howgills Walks
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

Find Howgills walks from the list below which features the best walking routes in the area. Most are circular walks and are listed from the shortest and easiest to the longest more challenging routes.

The Howgills walks listed below cater for walkers of all abilities from easy low-level walks to the high fells. All walks are free to download and print and all routes have GPX files. Most of the Howgill Fells lie within the Yorkshire Dales National Park but some of the northern fells lie outside the boundaries. The walks reach all the major summits including the Calf which is the highest point in the area. One of the highlights of these fells is Cautley Spout, which after heavy rain is a spectacular waterfall. The Howgill fells can be confusing in poor visibility so care should be taken when cloud obscures the summits.

1387Cautley Spout from Cross Keyseasy2.00
1393★☩Yarlside from Cross Keysmoderate4.00
3006★☩Cautley Spout & The Calf from Cross Keysmoderate5.50
1839★☩Blease Fell & Hare Shaw from Tebayeasy/mod5.70
1342★☩Randygill Top from Weasdalemoderate6.00
3385★☩Carlingill Beck, Black Force & Whin's Endmod/hard6.50
3008★☩Winder & Arant Haw from Sedberghmoderate7.00
3007★☩Fell Head & The Calf from Howgillmoderate7.50
2253Uldale Falls & Wandale from Rawthey Bridgemoderate8.50
2458Winder, The Calf & Fell Head from Howgillmoderate9.80
1616★☩Bowderdale and the Calfmoderate10.00
2438★☩Cautley Spout & the Calf from Sedberghmoderate10.00
1196★☩The Calf from Sedberghmod/hard10.50

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Howgills Guide

Situated east of the Lake District, the Howgills lie mostly within the boundaries of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Howgills are one of the forgotten walking areas in England. The "hippo like" outlines of the fells are distinctive, most often seen by those tearing up the M6 motorway between Kendal and Penrith. Despite the lack of crags it is great walking country and you can wander for hours in the knowledge you are unlikely to meet more than a handful of other people. Poor parking (except in Sedbergh and a few other areas) helps to keep the number of people wandering the Howgills to a minimum.
Howgills Walking Guide

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