The Howgill fells straddle both the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria and are separated by the River Lune in the west and the Dent fault in the east. Predominantly gritstone and slate these rounded and rolling fells are quite different to that of the characteristic limestone countryside of the Yorkshire Dales.
Many tend to bypass these fells and take to the mountains and peaks of Cumbria however there are some fabulous summits to conquer. The Calf is Howgills highest point and with Winder, Uldale Head and Langdale Fell all providing some excellent walks it's defiantly a place to go for more than just a day.
There are several fantastic waterfalls in the Howgills including Cautley Spout which is thought to be Englands highest above ground waterfall with a drop of about 180 metres! Only Gaping Gill on Ingleborough beats this but as it drops into a pothole below ground.
The famous walker and writer Alfred Wainwright described these fells as looking like a herd of sleeping elephants and wrote a guide to the fells - a perfect reference if you plan to visit.