Faulds Brow and The Howk from Caldbeck

Faulds Brow lies just to the North of Caldbeck and is a pleasant short walk out from the village. It has to be admitted that it isn't going to win many awards as it's a rather humble bump of grass and old quarry workings. In its favour though are the excellent views back over the village to High Pike and the Northern Fells. This modest fells features in Wainwright's Outlying Fells book, and our route largely follows his. However thanks to a permissive path we can now visit The Howk - a narrow limestone gorge with tumultuous waterfall. The path continues to the ruins of the bobbin mill which was last used in the 1920's. Its claim to fame was that its 42ft diameter and 3ft wide waterwheel was for a while the largest in the UK. It's not far from the mill back into Caldbeck.

Park at the car park signposted at the bottom of the Carlisle road just over the bridge from the village centre.