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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





Bow Fell (Bowfell) is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL6
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


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



Bow Fell (Bowfell) is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

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Your Personal Mountain & Hill Bagging Record Your Personal Mountain & Hill Bagging Record

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)

Phillip Bulley walked up Bow Fell (Bowfell) on September 10th, 2019 [from/via/route] Via Esk Pike and ore gap. [with] Ruby. [weather] Sunny and warm.

Elaine Evans climbed Bow Fell (Bowfell) on August 29th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Old Dungeon Gill ascended to Bow Fell via The Band and Three Tarns, retraced our steps to Three Tarns then on to Shelter Crags and Crinkle Crags, descended to Red Tarn and back to car park. [with] Sue [weather] Fine, dry and good for walking to start with, strong wind and poor visibility on reaching summit made conditions very difficult. - Didn't see the amazing views we'd heard about. Had the wind got so bad on the way up we would have abandoned our plans and descended but it really caught us out. Lots of people changing their plans due to weather conditions.

Richard Marchant bagged Bow Fell (Bowfell) on October 28th, 1993 [from/via/route] This was a walk carried out just by me from New Dungeon Ghyll and took me up Stickle Ghyll to Stickle Tarn up the back on to Langdale Pikes taking in both Pikes and on to Martcrag moor round to Rossett Pike and to Angle Tarn up to Ore Gap-Esk Pike-Bow Fell-Crinkle Crags-Great Knott- Pike of Blisco then back down to New Dungeon Ghyll. [with] On my own. [weather] Wet dull dreary day.

Craig Steeland hiked Bow Fell (Bowfell) on May 17th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Old Dungeon Ghyll car park [with] With Sue [weather] Sunny, warm and dry

Wayne Linley summited Bow Fell (Bowfell) on October 9th, 2015 [from/via/route] Borrowdale yha [with] My airborne mates [weather] Cloudy , showers - Awesome 6 hour tab to campsite

Caroline Winter conquered Bow Fell (Bowfell) on April 8th, 2019 [from/via/route] Millbeck farm, Micklebeck valley, Rossett Gill, Rossett Pike, Angle tarn, Esk Pike, Bow Fell, Shelter crags, The Band, Millbeck Farm [with] Becky [weather] Great views and sunny, 7 degrees on tops, light breeze on tops, great visibility - Easy to bag from Esk Pike and great views today of surrounding fells...Crinkles, Pike O stickle and Scafell Pike (snow still visible).

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

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

Dale Tyler climbed 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 bagged 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)

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

Upper Eskdale and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from above Lingcove Bridge

Upper Eskdale and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from above Lingcove Bridge

Photo: David Hayter (384)

Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Gunson Knott & Crinkle Crags (South Top)  and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Great Langdale

Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Gunson Knott & Crinkle Crags (South Top) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Great Langdale

Photo: Wayne Hill (1)

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

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

Photo: Tim Hope (134)

Early evening in Langdale with The Band leading to Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from near Stool End Farm

Early evening in Langdale with The Band leading to Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from near Stool End Farm

Photo: Philip Butler (3)

Rock formations on Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Rock formations on Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (135)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Red Tarn (Langdale)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Red Tarn (Langdale)

Photo: Stephen Rochell (4)

Three Tarns (or two tarns and a puddle) with Shelter Crags, Gunson Knott and Crinkle Crags beyond from Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Three Tarns (or two tarns and a puddle) with Shelter Crags, Gunson Knott and Crinkle Crags beyond from Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (136)

Cambridge Crag and Bowfell Buttress from The Climbers' Traverse below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Cambridge Crag and Bowfell Buttress from The Climbers' Traverse below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (119)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Shelter Crags summit cairn

Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Shelter Crags summit cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (176)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Crinkle Crags (Long Top) from Hard Knott

Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Crinkle Crags (Long Top) from Hard Knott

Photo: Colin Jenkins (32)


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