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To be declared a fully-fledged Lake District expert, you need to spend at least a couple of days wandering around the oft-overlooked northern fells - Great Calva, Knott, Carrock Fell and their surrounding tops. Buses are sparse round here, so you will have to wander in and out from the south-eastern corner. There is good accommodation in Hesket Newmarket or Caldbeck to the north. It's also prime wild camping territory for those who prefer to sleep under canvas.
Loop or linear? Linear 2-day walk
Total distance: 36km (roughly 22 miles)
Total height gain: 2,008m (6,589ft)
Start: Bassenthwaite, OS Grid: NY231324
End: Threlkeld, OS Grid: NY325255
Unsuitable for: children, buggies, wheelchairs
24 September 2015 by George Fisher
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10 Peaks Challenge in the Lake District to be completed in 10 hours.
Podiatrist Andrew Stanley will be in the George Fisher store offering 1:1 help and advice for your feet.