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Explore The Howgills with your own personal guide

  • Location Cumbria
  • Price from £150.00
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Mindful escape
  • Microadventure
  • Digital detox


A guided mountain walk, suitable for individuals, couples or small groups of up to five people with your own personal guide for the day. You'll be walking over the range of hills known as The Howgills and will visit the famous Cautley Spout Waterfall.


After meeting in the car park and having a chat about the day to come, we initially follow the River Rawthey upstream to Cautley, then take a path steeply up into the hills to see the dramatic Cautley Spout, highest waterfall in England. Continuing upwards, and following the course of Red Gill Beck and then Force Gill Beck, we eventually reach the grassy summit of the mountain called The Calf which at 676m above sea level is the highest point in this range of hills and on a clear day, is a great viewpoint. The return to Sedbergh is a high level route crossing over the tops of Bram Rigg Top, Calders, and the broad grassy ridge of Rowantree Grains.
The walk is about 11 miles/18km with approx 1,000 metres of ascent. The terrain is steep, and rough in places and in other places can be a bit boggy, so can be hard going underfoot. A head for heights is required for the ascent. Gook hiking boots and suitable outdoor clothing are essential.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Charity fundraising
  • Families

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Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing Please wear clothing appropriate to the time of year and weather, plus at least one spare fleece, jumper, down, or synthetic down jacket that you don't plan to wear should be carried in a waterproof bag in your rucksack.
  • Waterproofs It's essential that you bring a good quality waterproof jacket and trousers (made of Gortex, eVent fabric, or similar), except in exceptionally warm and dry summer conditions.
  • Food Please bring a packed lunch and snacks for our morning and afternoon breaks.
  • Drink Bring at least a litre of water or other drinks per person. You may need more it it's a warm day. In cold weather a flask containing a hot drink is a good idea.
  • Other Hiking boots that are waterproof and that have good grip on the soles. Warm hat. Gloves. Small personal first aid kit. Hand Sanitiser. Face covering (in case needed), You might also like to consider bringing: Sun screen; gaiters (if likely to be wet); small light weight sit-mat; walking poles; sunglasses; sun hat; camera; small binoculars.


Flexible Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the activity is scheduled to start.




Peak Walking

Peak Walking

Peak Walking is the experience provider for Explore The Howgills with your own personal guide