|Route to Bakestall and Great Calva by Phil G4OBK, XYL Judy and friend Geoff on 24th March 2011|
|Parking area at Dash Farm track end|
We thought this walk would be easier than it actually was after starting out quite late in the day. The weather was dry and pleasant after leaving Keswick where we had left our bags, prior to parking my car near to the Peter House Farm parking area. I had tried to establish whether it was possible to drive along the gated tarmac road towards Skiddaw House, which is part of the Cumbria Way and didn't find out if this was permissable so we walked the full length of it, leaving the car at 1240pm. We reached grid reference 261319 one mile and 20 minutes later to discover several cars parked up where the tarmac came to an end at the track leads up to Dash Farm and Cow Wath. Oh well, such is life. We continued on the now unsurfaced track up towards Whitewater Dash waterfall and then turned up right before the fence to climb to Bakestall. The climb is on grass up Birkett Edge.
|A good view down the valley of Dash Beck from Whitewater Dash to Binsey LDW-190 (SOTA LD-041)|
|G4OBK/P on Bakestall|
|On Great Calva with Judy XYL working G4ILO/P Julian on the nearby summit of Brae Fell LDW-134|