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Bow Fell (Bowfell)
902m (2960ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Bow Fell (Bowfell) as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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8th highest in England,
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10th highest in England,
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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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The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL6 The English Lakes - South Western area


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89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


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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)

John Tippins walked up Bow Fell (Bowfell) on October 25th, 2022 [from/via/route] From the Old Dungeon Ghyll [with] Alone [weather] Dry most of the day, even a bit of sunshine. Some light rain around lunchtime, warm by mid-afteroon. Winds much lighter than recently, but also colder, maybe the fact that I was higher. - At least the second time I've walked this peak but I have no record of the previous date(s).

Chris Sheard climbed Bow Fell (Bowfell) on September 28th, 2022 [from/via/route] Up from Stool end via the band [with] George [weather] middling coolish winds lessened with no rain, brightening through the day - Fairly relentless up the band with worn out path up from three tarns. Offed by passing over crinkle crags. Great day but quite tiring due to covid & flue jabs day before i think

Martyn Atherton bagged Bow Fell (Bowfell) on March 12th, 2022 [from/via/route] c371 Rosset Pike, Esk Pike & Bowfell From Langdale [with] Self [weather] Wet at first then dry & misty

Tim Winn hiked Bow Fell (Bowfell) on August 15th, 2022 [with] Barry [weather] Hot with clouds. One quick shower.

Christine Shepherd summited Bow Fell (Bowfell) on April 25th, 2009 [from/via/route] Used walk 371 from Langdale to bag Rossett Pike, Esk Pike & Bowfell which I had bagged before in July 1997 but couldn't remember the exact date. Climbed again on 6.10.2021 using the same walk but in reverse & going up via The Climber's Traverse; superb! Climbed for the 4th time on 2.7.22 after climbing Cold Pike & Crinkle Crags with H4TH in Cold cloudy conditions. The sky cleared as we made our descent. [with] On my own [weather] Windy & fine to start with. The storms which had been forecast for the afternoon kicked in while I was coming down the band. - I had studied the mountain forecast & made an early start so I could be off the tops before the storms. Some people heading for Scafell were putting their wet weather gear back in the car as they 'couldn't see any clouds'. They chose to ignore my warnings about the forecast. I guess they got wet!

Shirley Philips has conquered Bow Fell (Bowfell) [from/via/route] Great Langdale

Ian Ashton scaled Bow Fell (Bowfell) on November 13th, 2021 [with] Solo

Geoff Hand walked up Bow Fell (Bowfell) on March 23rd, 2022 [from/via/route] Walk c371 Rossett Pike, Esk Pike & Bowfell [with] Alone with Tess [weather] Glorious sunny & warm day (ridiculous for this time of year!) - Lovely walk up Mickleden, rossett gill, Esk Hause & back down the Band.

Carl Tillotson climbed Bow Fell (Bowfell) on March 19th, 2022 [from/via/route] using route C371 in revser [with] June [weather] Sunny, quite windy at top. Nice views, a little hazy to the west.

Claire Kirk bagged Bow Fell (Bowfell) on March 5th, 2022 [from/via/route] Stickle Barn National Trust car park [with] Alone [weather] Clear day, blue skies, very high wind chill at times. Snow & Ice on top

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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)

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

Photo: Alan Wainwright (172)

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)

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)

The Band (centre) with Crinkle Crags (left) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (right) beyond from Great Langdale

The Band (centre) with Crinkle Crags (left) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (right) beyond from Great Langdale

Photo: Mike Jennings (21)

*Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco), Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Gunson Knott, Bow Fell (Bowfell), The Scafell Massif, Great Gable and Pike of Stickle (in the foreground) from Harrison Stickle

*Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco), Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Gunson Knott, Bow Fell (Bowfell), The Scafell Massif, Great Gable and Pike of Stickle (in the foreground) from Harrison Stickle

Photo: Wayne Hill (69)

The Great Slab below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

The Great Slab below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (128)

Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco)

Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco)

Photo: Tim Hope (106)

Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco)

Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco)

Photo: Tim Hope (102)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Shelter Crags from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Shelter Crags from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Photo: Tim Hope (114)

Sunshine on the Great Slab below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Sunshine on the Great Slab below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (130)

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)

Mickleden and Great Langdale from Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Mickleden and Great Langdale from Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tony Higgs (11)

Approaching The Great Slab below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Approaching The Great Slab below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (127)

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)

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)

On Bow Fell (Bowfell)

On Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Lee Camfield (2)

Rock formations on Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Rock formations on Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (135)

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

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

Photo: Alan Wainwright (173)

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

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

Photo: Alan Wainwright (177)

Scafell Pike (right) and Sca Fell (left) with Mickledore (centre) from Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Scafell Pike (right) and Sca Fell (left) with Mickledore (centre) from Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Peter Swan (10)

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)


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