Cautley Spout, a series of falls tumbling down shattered rocky crags, is England's highest waterfall. The way up looks impossibly steep, but a stepped path winds its way to the top of the ravine and then leads unerringly to The Calf, the highest point in the Howgill Fells.
LOCATION: 4 miles north east of Sedburgh
START: A683 layby by Cross Keys Hotel
Grid ref: SD698969 Postcode: LA105NE
DISTANCE: 6 miles
GRADE: Strenuous (Easy 1 mile walk to the foot of the falls)
TIME: 4 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Howgill Fells Landranger 98
NOTE: Not recommended in mist.
REFRESHMENTS: Cross Keys
EN ROUTE: Rawthey, Red Gill Beck, Bowderdale, Hare Shaw, Swere Gill, Cautley Holme Beck
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News