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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,
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)



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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)

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

Phillip Bulley hiked on September 10th, 2019 [from/via/route] Via Esk Pike and ore gap. [with] Ruby. [weather] Sunny and warm.

Elaine Evans summited 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 conquered 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 scaled on May 17th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Old Dungeon Ghyll car park [with] With Sue [weather] Sunny, warm and dry

Wayne Linley walked up on October 9th, 2015 [from/via/route] Borrowdale yha [with] My airborne mates [weather] Cloudy , showers - Awesome 6 hour tab to campsite

Caroline Winter climbed 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 bagged on August 25th, 2018 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyll [weather] Sunny

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

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

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

Photo: Wayne Hill (3)

View from The Climbers' Traverse below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

View from The Climbers' Traverse below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (125)

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

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

Photo: Tim Hope (120)

Rock formations on The Climbers' Traverse below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Rock formations on The Climbers' Traverse below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (123)

Rock formations on Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Rock formations on Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (135)

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)

Rossett Crag, Black Crags, Mart Crag, Pike of Stickle, The Langdale Pikes, Mickleden and Great Langdale from The Climbers' Traverse below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Rossett Crag, Black Crags, Mart Crag, Pike of Stickle, The Langdale Pikes, Mickleden and Great Langdale from The Climbers' Traverse below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (121)

Bow Fell (Bowfell)'s Great Slab

Bow Fell (Bowfell)'s Great Slab

Photo: Tim Hope (131)

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)

On Bow Fell (Bowfell)

On Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Lee Camfield (1)


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