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Bow Fell (Bowfell)
902m (2960ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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8th highest in England,
24th in England & Wales

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10th highest in England,
27th in England & Wales

Walk Bow Fell (Bowfell) walking UK Mountains in The Southern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

The view from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Peter Swan

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OS Explorer Map OL6
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OS Landranger Maps 89 & 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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

Kevin Foster walked up on July 2nd, 2021 [from/via/route] The Old Dungeon Ghyll National Trust car park. [with] By myself. [weather] Some clouds. - No wonder Wainwright included Bowfell in a list of his six best fells (see his concluding notes in book seven The Western Fells)! I would recommend the climbers traverse and Great Slab ascent for views and a slight sense of exposure but still being totally safe. The 360 degree views from the rocky top are superb especially of the Scafell Massif!

Jeremy Torrance climbed on May 4th, 2018 [from/via/route] Langdale [with] Lex

Wayne Baxter bagged on April 26th, 2021 [from/via/route] From old Dungeon Ghyl car park follow Cumbria way path up to Rossett Pike, onto Esk Pike. Onto a clear path to Bow fell (follow the cairns) Down via the band to the car park [with] Sue [weather] Sunny

Sarah Culverhouse hiked on August 13th, 2020 [from/via/route] ODG [with] Mary Puppins [weather] glorious sunshine

John Bryers summited on August 13th, 2020 [from/via/route] Walked up Oxendale through the farm. Continued WSW beside the wall and then bear SW (left) at a fork on a level path to reach the footbridge over Oxendale Beck. Cross the bridge and bear SW up a clear path that eventually bears S beside Browney Gill to reach a junction of paths on the col. Turning left up to peak of Pike O' Blisco. Returning to col and up to Great Crag, skirting around on right to Crinkle Crag (South top) and along ridge to Crinkle Crags (North Top). Continued along ridge along the crinkle crags 4 and 5 and up to top of Bow Fell. [with] With Mya my faithful 13 year old Patterdale Terrier. [weather] Very warm day, sweated up to Col, breeze did help and clouded in a touch. - Set off at 7.37am after parking in NT car park at New dungeon Ghyll (£8.00 parking).

Stephen Eddy conquered on June 22nd, 2019 [from/via/route] Old dungeon ghyll [with] Mike Woodhouse, Tony Harris, Martin Bayliss [weather] Sunny

Andy Buxton scaled during August, 1968 [from/via/route] From NDG - circuit of Langdale (Pavey Ark via Jack's Rake) [with] Dad [weather] Clear

Gill Bates walked up on September 15th, 2015 [from/via/route] from Langdale Valley

Richard Banks climbed on June 23rd, 2019 [from/via/route] Langdale

Andrew Johnson bagged on February 5th, 2020 [from/via/route] Seathwaite [with] Ted [weather] Cleared to blue skies at some points, Snow on top with some hail

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Rock formations on Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Rock formations on Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (135)

Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott , Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top) from Scafell Pike

Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott , Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top) from Scafell Pike

Photo: Rob Barklamb (14)

Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags, (North Top), The Band , Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) from Stool End, Great Langdale

Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags, (North Top), The Band , Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) from Stool End, Great Langdale

Photo: Derek Royston (2)

North from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell)

North from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tony Estcourt (1)

Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags, (North Top), The Band , Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top), Esk Pike, Rossett Pike and The Langdale Pikes including Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) (left) Loft Crag and Harrison Stickle from Stool End, Great Langdale

Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags, (North Top), The Band , Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top), Esk Pike, Rossett Pike and The Langdale Pikes including Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) (left) Loft Crag and Harrison Stickle from Stool End, Great Langdale

Photo: Derek Royston (4)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) summit

Bow Fell (Bowfell) summit

Photo: Tony Higgs (12)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) from the Three Tarns col between Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) from the Three Tarns col between Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Dean Richardson (10)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Shelter Crags from Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Shelter Crags from Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott)

Photo: Tim Hope (115)

Hard Knott summit cairn - with Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Crinkle Crags gracing the skyline

Hard Knott summit cairn - with Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Crinkle Crags gracing the skyline

Photo: Colin Jenkins (29)

Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell (Bowfell) and The Band from Redacre Gill

Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell (Bowfell) and The Band from Redacre Gill

Photo: Tim Hope (100)


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