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Caldbeck is a village in Cumbria, England, historically within Cumberland, it is situated within the Lake District National Park. The village had 714 inhabitants according to the census of 2001.

Caldbeck is closely associated with neighbouring village Hesket Newmarket, which is 1.5 mi (2 km) to the east. The nearest town is Wigton, 7.8 mi (13 km) north west of the village, Carlisle is 13.8 mi (22 km) to the north, Cockermouth is 17 mi (27 km) to the south and Penrith is 15.7 mi (25 km) to the east.
The parish church is dedicated to St. Kentigern.

Caldbeck’s closest fell is High Pike.

Mungrisdale to Caldbeck

A good days walking over the fells ending at the delightful Oddfellows Arms pub in Caldbeck. We (John, George, Roger & I) took a variation on the suggested route two by climbing up Bannerdale Crags before getting back on track at Bowscale Fell.

The Caldew River crossing was interesting but we managed without having to wade. My walking poles made the crossing 13 times as they were thrown back to help others cross (Guys, thanks for the pint in recognition of that). One of the highlights was new born lambs that had been dropped in a field. The farmer was collecting them to put with the other ewes in the lambing area.

The Jennings Ale was most welcome in the Oddfellows Arms where there was a party atmosphere, so much so that I had to leave my car in Newton Aycliffe and beg a lift from Sheila to get home!

Oddfellows Arms — with Gail Fitton, Lorraine Richardson and Moira Bayne.
New born lambs being collected by the farmer to be put where he could keep an eye on them.
Flood damage & landslides in Glendermackin
Down the Glendermackin Valley to Mungrisdale
Roger looks up the Glendermackin Valley towards Skiddaw
Frog spawn up on the fells.
Climbing the Bannerdale Craggs With John & George on the ridge ahead. Bannerdale on the right.
Bannerdale Craggs- John can just be seen on the top.
Blencathra – Sharp Edge on the left
George on Bowscale Fell
The awkward River Caldew crossing. I made the crossing once but my poles made it thirteen times as they were thrown back over to help others cross.
Roger and John by the River Caldew
Barry on High Pike
The Oddfellows Arms at Caldbeck
Thanks for the pint chaps in return for using my poles to cross the river!
Oddfellows in the Oddfellows Arms — with Jes Smith, David Bayne and Kev Cargill.
Oddfellows Arms — with Jennifer, Adele, Geoff & Tim.
Jenny and Lenny on the Coach
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