Bram Rigg Beck and The Calf

Walk 6 - A strenuous circular fell walk from Sedbergh taking in the valley of Bram Rigg Beck to ascend the Calf [676m] and returning via Calders and Arrant Haw - 10 Miles [5 hours]. By car or train/bus via Dent {Saturday only]. .Back to Dentdale



If arriving by bus alight in the centre of Sedbergh near the church. Otherwise park in one of the public carparks. Pass the Dalesman pub towards Kendal and immediately turn right along the weaving its way up the hill passing the community hall. There follows just over 2 miles of road walking towards Howgill with pleasant views. Eventually turn right up a farm road to pass through Birkhaw farmyard. The farm track climbs up the hill eventually reaching the fellside. Passing through a gate bear left and then right climbing uphill and to the left-hand side of the shoulder of hill in front.

In time the path descends slightly to cross Swarth Greaves and Bram Rigg Becks and then climbs very steeply up a shoulder of hill, The views are spectacular. The path veers to the left of the top of the hill arriving at a slight depression in in the hill front. Turn left to make the final ascent to the Calf.

Leaving The Calf descend slightly on the well used track and the upwards to reach the nearby summit of Calders. The path then descends steeply before rising to pass Arant Haw. If time permits, a slight deviation can be made to the summit. Otherwise continue down hill veering left into Settlebeck Gill. The path keeps to the right of the beck all the way down. At the bottom pass through a wicket gate and follow the path to Sedbergh with the mott and bailey castle remains to the left. Arriving at a farm yard join the metalled farm access road to return to Sedbergh.

Proceed along the main street and back to the bus stop just outside the Dalesman Pub / Post office. Take care not to miss the bus as it could be a week until the next one! If time permits visit the Howgill Tea Room or the Dalesman pub for refreshment.

The 564A service has now been assured into the foreseeable future. This is an excellent means of reaching Dent Village or Sedbergh whether to walk or visit the pubs, cafes and heritage centre. The bus times at the time of writing are depart Dent Sta 1020, and on the return Sedbergh 1500, 1650 or depart Dent village 1515, 1705. Please consult the timetable. Due to the bus times the complete walk is only recommended using the later bus.

This page was last updated on 26-Dec-2013

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