Little and Great Sca Fells, Meal Fell, and Great Cockup

This is an easy walk in the rolling landscape of Back O' Skiddaw. The paths and tracks followed are mostly grass and moss with only a very little rough stone. Interest is in the expansive views north to the Solway Firth, and deep gills cleaving the relatively gentle fells to the rest of the compass points.

The walk starts just below Longlands and follows an old road now used by the Cumbria Way before soon branching off to follow Charleton Gill. Passing the curious feature of Saddleback(1) the path is easily followed all the way to firstly Little Sca Fell, and then Great Sca Fell. Turning right to descend over Meal Fell to the interesting ravine of Trusmadoor. A short out-and-back to Great Cockup completes the fells visited. Trusmadoor is worth using for the descent if only for the novelty factor of looking out for an ambush from above!

Informal parking is available at the start of the walk just below Longlands where there is space for just 4 cars.