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Bow Fell (Bowfell)
902m (2960ft)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) in The Southern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England
The view from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photograph by Peter Swan

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Bow Fell (Bowfell) is on interactive maps:

  • OS Explorer (Orange Covers) sheet: OL6
  • OS Landranger (Pink Covers) sheet: 89 and 90
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    Bow Fell (Bowfell) is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

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    You can walk to the top of Bow Fell (Bowfell) by using any of these 6 easy to follow route maps:

    Walk c414 Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

    Route Summary: - Great Langdale, The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Oxendale, Oxendale Beck, Red Tarn (Langdale), Great Knott, Crinkle, Crags (South Top), Bad Step, Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags (North Top), Three Tarns, Climbers' Traverse (optional), Flat Crag, Cambridge Crag, Bowfell Buttress, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Three Tarns, Earing Crag, White Stones, The Band, Stool End Farm, Mickleden Beck, Mickleden, The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale.

    Length: 14km (8¾ miles) | Ascent: 1,032m (3,387ft) | Allow at least: 7hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

    Route Summary: - Great Langdale, Old Dungeon Ghyll, The Cumbria Way, Mickleden Beck, Mickleden, Rossett Beck, Rossett Pike, Rossett Pike, Angle Tarn (Langdale), Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Ore Gap, Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top), Bow Fell (Bowfell), Bowfell Buttress, Cambridge Crag, Flat Crag, Climbers' Traverse (optional), Three Tarns, Earing Crag, White Stones, The Band, Oxendale, Stool End Farm, The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale.

    Length: 14.5km (9 miles) | Ascent: 1,054m (3,459ft) | Allow at least: 6¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c129 Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

    Route Summary: - Great Langdale, The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Stool End Farm, Oxendale, Oxendale Beck, Browney Gill, Red Tarn (Langdale), Great Knott, Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags (North Top), Three Tarns, Climbers' Traverse (optional), Flat Crag, Cambridge Crag, Bowfell Buttress, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top), Ore Gap, Angle Tarn (Langdale), Rossett Pike, Rossett Beck, Mickleden, Mickleden Beck, The Cumbria Way, The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale.

    Length: 16.5km (10¼ miles) | Ascent: 1,098m (3,604ft) | Allow at least: 7¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c425 The Oxendale Fells from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

    Route Summary: - Great Langdale, The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Wall End Farm, Redacre Gill, Wrynose Fell, Pike of Blisco (Pike O' Blisco), Red Tarn (Langdale), Great Knott, Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags (North Top), Three Tarns, Climbers' Traverse (optional), Flat Crag, Cambridge Crag, Bowfell Buttress, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top), Ore Gap, Angle Tarn (Langdale), Rossett Pike, Rossett Beck, Mickleden, Mickleden Beck, The Cumbria Way, The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale.

    Length: 18km (11¼ miles) | Ascent: 1,426m (4,680ft) | Allow at least: 8¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

    Route Summary: - Great Langdale, The Old Dungeon Ghyll, The Cumbria Way, Mickleden Beck, Mickleden, Rossett Beck, Rossett Pike, Angle Tarn (Langdale), Esk Hause, Great End, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Scafell Pike, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Ore Gap, Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top), Bow Fell (Bowfell), Bowfell Buttress, Cambridge Crag, Flat Crag, Climbers' Traverse (optional), Three Tarns, The Band, Oxendale, Stool End Farm, The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale.

    Length: 20km (12½ miles) | Ascent: 1,428m (4,684ft) | Allow at least: 9¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

    Route Summary: - Eskdale, Wha House Farm, Hare Crag, Quagrigg Moss, Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Great End, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Ore Gap, Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top), Bow Fell (Bowfell), Bowfell Buttress, Cambridge Crag, Flat Crag, Climbers' Traverse (optional), Three Tarns, Great Moss, Brotherikeld, Eskdale.

    Length: 22.5km (14 miles) | Ascent: 1,832m (6,009ft) | Allow at least: 9hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Very Hard



    If you LOG ON and then RELOAD this page it will display when you climbed, bagged and conquered Bow Fell (Bowfell), what the weather was like, who you went with and any other comments you might like to add to remind you of that fantastic day. For more details see Your Personal Mountain, Top, Peak and Hill Bagging Record.



    Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Bow Fell (Bowfell)Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Bow Fell (Bowfell)

    David Watson walked up Bow Fell (Bowfell) on August 25th, 2018 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyll [weather] Sunny

    Richard Marshall climbed Bow Fell (Bowfell) on April 9th, 2018 [from/via/route] C371 [with] Chris and Bo [weather] Fine

    Dale Tyler bagged Bow Fell (Bowfell) on October 15th, 2017 [from/via/route] Up The Band from Dungeon Ghyll [weather] Cloudy and wet with sideways driving mist! - Summitted with Chris after the others turned back

    Iain Jones hiked Bow Fell (Bowfell) on April 15th, 2012 [from/via/route] The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Great Langdale [with] BMF Birmingham - 20 July 2013 - The Langdale Horseshoe; 30 August 2014 - walked from The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Great Langdale; 02 January 2016 - walked from Great Langdale; 26 August 2017 - The Wainwright 60 - Day 6 (Scafell)

    Andy Jakob summited Bow Fell (Bowfell) during 2011 [with] a lady from this site

    Anthony Scott conquered Bow Fell (Bowfell) on July 14th, 2017 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyl Hotel [with] me [weather] Grey cloud, some rain, windy, sunny spells. Changeable! - walk 179

    Simon Boddy scaled Bow Fell (Bowfell) on June 26th, 2017 [from/via/route] Great Langdale [with] HF Holidays [weather] Warm and sunny

    Dave Eyes walked up Bow Fell (Bowfell) on April 24th, 2017 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Gill car park [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Windy, Hail, Sunny - long day - back at car by 8.35pm almost 7000ft of ascent according to the gps

    Chris Tomlinson climbed Bow Fell (Bowfell) on September 2nd, 2016 [from/via/route] Dungeon Ghyll [with] Lee Boldison [weather] Rainy and Cloudy at first, brightened later. Took over 9hrs.

    Mark Davidson bagged Bow Fell (Bowfell) on August 2nd, 2004 [weather] Sunny and warm - fantastic

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    More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Bow Fell (Bowfell)

    Esk Pike (left) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

    1. Esk Pike (left) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)
    Photo: Alan Wainwright (172)

    Esk Pike (left) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott)

    2. Esk Pike (left) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott)
    Photo: Alan Wainwright (173)

    Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Shelter Crags summit cairn

    3. Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Shelter Crags summit cairn
    Photo: Alan Wainwright (176)

    Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Shelter Crags (North Top) summit cairn

    4. Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Shelter Crags (North Top) summit cairn
    Photo: Alan Wainwright (177)

    Harter Fell (Eskdale) (back), Hard Knott and The Lingcove Valley from Bow Fell (Bowfell) summit cairn

    5. Harter Fell (Eskdale) (back), Hard Knott and The Lingcove Valley from Bow Fell (Bowfell) summit cairn
    Photo: Alan Wainwright (179)

    The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike and Ill Crag - from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell)

    6. The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike and Ill Crag - from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell)
    Photo: Alan Wainwright (180)

    Bowfell Buttress (left), Great Langdale and The Langdale Pikes (with Harrison Stickle prominent) from the col between Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top)

    7. Bowfell Buttress (left), Great Langdale and The Langdale Pikes (with Harrison Stickle prominent) from the col between Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top)
    Photo: Alan Wainwright (181)

    The Scafell Massif - Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag & Great End - with Bow Fell (Bowfell) in the right foreground from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top)

    8. The Scafell Massif - Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag & Great End - with Bow Fell (Bowfell) in the right foreground from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top)
    Photo: Alan Wainwright (182)

    Esk Pike from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top)

    9. Esk Pike from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top)
    Photo: Alan Wainwright (183)

    Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) and Esk Pike from the shelter on Esk Hause

    10. Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) and Esk Pike from the shelter on Esk Hause
    Photo: Alan Wainwright (188)


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