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Bow Fell (Bowfell)
902m (2960ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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The view from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell)

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

John Bryers climbed 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 bagged on June 22nd, 2019 [from/via/route] Old dungeon ghyll [with] Mike Woodhouse, Tony Harris, Martin Bayliss [weather] Sunny

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

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

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

Andrew Johnson scaled 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 walked up on September 10th, 2019 [from/via/route] Via Esk Pike and ore gap. [with] Ruby. [weather] Sunny and warm.

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

Wayne Linley summited 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 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 on August 25th, 2018 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyll [weather] Sunny

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

Dale Tyler climbed 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 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 hiked during 2011 [with] a lady from this site

Anthony Scott summited 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 conquered on June 26th, 2017 [from/via/route] Great Langdale [with] HF Holidays [weather] Warm and sunny

Dave Eyes scaled 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 walked up 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 climbed on August 2nd, 2004 [weather] Sunny and warm - fantastic

Charlie Housley bagged on June 3rd, 2016 [from/via/route] From Crinkle Crags along the stoney ridge route. [with] Solo. [weather] Glorious sun.

Richard Fulcher hiked on May 31st, 2007 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyll [with] Alone [weather] Heavy cloud, light wind, misty, no rain - Crinkle Crags & Bowfell

Michael Nolan summited on February 2nd, 2016 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyll [weather] I have NEVER been as cold as on Bow Fell ...I have skied in lapland at minus 35 but with the wind it was amazingly cold but was on my own and saw not a soul for 7 hours

Andrew Martin conquered on July 11th, 2015 [from/via/route] old dungeon ghyll [weather] murky

Elaine Grayson scaled on October 23rd, 2012 [with] Derbyshire Dales Ramblers [weather] Very misty

Philip Layton walked up on July 14th, 2006 [with] Karen, Karen & Steve

Bay Wan climbed on September 4th, 2015 [from/via/route] Park at the 1st pub car park field in Langdale Valley as its £5 for the whole day whereas the official car parks are £7/£8 for the day. [with] Cocoa Pops [weather] Mild and sunny - Go up through Bowfell, via Esk Pike and then down via The Cumbria Way. Doing this rote in reverse is a killer for the knees wgen descending Bowfell so best to get the steep stuff over with at the start

Christina Lander bagged on August 3rd, 2015 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyll - Stool End Farm - Great Knott - Crinkle Crags - Shelter Crags - Bow Fell - Esk Pike - Esk Hause - Scafell Pike - Esk Hause - Angle Tarn - Cumbria Way/Mickleden Beck - Old Dungeon Ghyll (20 miles) [with] Mick & Kath Hobday and Dick [weather] Sunny intervals, very windy but quite warm

David Noble hiked on July 24th, 2015 [from/via/route] ODG Rosset Pike, Esk Pike, Bow Fell, Crinkle Crags, Cold Pike and Pike O Blisco [with] Solo [weather] Dry/Sunny

Leon Harvey summited on July 18th, 2015 [from/via/route] Langsdale [with] Solo [weather] Strong wind and lower cloud - 9hr hike

Tracey Cowell conquered on July 9th, 2015 [from/via/route] Oxendale/red tarn/crinkle crags/bowfell/the band [with] Sister [weather] Sunny/windy

Claire Lloyd scaled during October, 1993 [from/via/route] Can't remember [with] Family

Susanna Jordan walked up on March 21st, 2015 [from/via/route] ODG [with] Claire S-F, Connie, Helen

Mike Jackson climbed on April 25th, 2015 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyll [with] Stevie McAdam [weather] Snow, wind, rain and sun - Best walk yet...

Clive Ward bagged on June 27th, 2010 [from/via/route] From Old Dungeon Ghyll, ascent via Great Slab. With Johnny & Ben about 2011. With Ben 1st November 2014 [with] Hazel [weather] Fair, cloudy but clear on tops. - Same day England lost to Germany in World Cup

Anil Pall hiked during June, 2012 [from/via/route] Esk Pike

Keith Eastman summited on July 22nd, 2014 [from/via/route] c371

Kevin Parnham conquered on July 11th, 2014 [from/via/route] rossett gill,esk hause and esk pike [with] Jo [weather] hot and sunny - Had the summit to ouselves and a couple of crows,fantastic views as always

Marcus Bradshaw scaled on June 21st, 2014 [from/via/route] cricke Crags bow fell Esk Pike [with] marcus [weather] Sunny - longest Day . burnt my ears.

Steve Frank walked up on May 3rd, 2014 [from/via/route] ODG

Claire Kirk climbed on September 20th, 2013 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyll [with] Alex Edwards [weather] Drizzly to start with but brightened up once we reached the summit

John Powell bagged during May, 2008 [from/via/route] The Band

Beth Webster hiked on May 6th, 2013 [with] Hannah Phillips

Ann Davis summited on August 8th, 2013 [from/via/route] crinkle crags [weather] sunny on top - ran from summit to bus stop!! caught the 516 at 5pm phew!

Raymond Barnett conquered on May 22nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Langdale [with] self [weather] good and sunny

Harry Meijer scaled on April 22nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel,Great Langdale [with] The Lake District Walker

Derek Parkin walked up on October 26th, 2012 [from/via/route] Great Langdale [with] Lynn (wife) [weather] fair to start snow flurries later

Brian Laverty climbed on May 30th, 2010 [from/via/route] great langdale [with] wendy [weather] good - lovely walk great views

David Lane bagged on November 29th, 1996 [from/via/route] Langdale, and Crinkle Crags. [with] Kelly [weather] A fabulous day with snow up top. It was like being in a Christmas Card Scene

Iain Taylor hiked on August 29th, 2010 [from/via/route] Langdale (NY 29589 06415)

Mr Davison summited during January, 2011 [from/via/route] from old dungeon ghyll to bow fell [with] jenny davison [weather] cold sunny

Chris Bramley conquered on August 18th, 2012 [from/via/route] Wry nose pass and crinkle crags [with] Janet [weather] Mist then sun - Really foggy on the crags, cleared to be a fantastic sunset

Frank Riches scaled on August 8th, 2012 [from/via/route] Langdales national trust car park [with] Kian Ellie & Carol [weather] Cloudy and wet at the summit clear in in valley

Christine Shepherd walked up on April 25th, 2009 [from/via/route] Used walk 371 from Langdale to bag Rossett Pike, Esk Pike and Bowfell which I had bagged before in July 1997 but couldn't remember the exact date. [with] On my own [weather] Windy and 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 and 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!

Christine Knowles climbed on April 22nd, 2009 [from/via/route] Mickledon, Rosset Ghyll, Esk Hause, Scafell Pike, Esk Pike [with] Graham [weather] Cloud down by Bowfell - no visibility - Got lost on top - scary - could tell from GPS we made it to top!

Darren Mortimer bagged on February 25th, 2012 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyll [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Over cast and windy

Colin Pomfret hiked on August 27th, 1979 [from/via/route] New Dungeon Ghyll [with] Gareth [weather] Clear warm sunny

Clare Houlihan, Michael Austin, Ron Smith, Angela Moroney, David Kelley, Leon Potts, Mr M A Blanchard, Peter Walsh, Julie Ross, Doug Jeffries, Trevor Longman, John Walter, Jo Dixon, Steven Waterhouse, Craig Lewis, David Shaw, Jonathan Tobin, Simon Clark, David Kelley, Carl Abbott, Edward Wells, Karen Mountain, Peter O'sullivan, David Butterfield, Scott Clarke, Daniel Cook, Neil Heywood, Patricia Dilley, Simon Duerden, Colin Egan, Jill Dean, Paul Booth, Ian Thomas, Louise Sandwith, Louis Smith, Immacolata Pescatore, Linda Mckeogh, Trevor Williams, Tracey Cordes, Martyn Howarth, John Kendall, Lee Mutch, Pauline Styles, Kevin Whelan, Helen Marrs, Les Bennett, Carol Juden, Patrick Buckland, Jeffrey Hall, Stephen Millington, Chris Bede, Rob Barklamb, Paul Macey, Jeanette Coward, Pete Howes, Jacqui Smith, Adam Shewry, John Tippins, Ray O'Hara, Steve Davenport, Libby Burns and Rebecca Hardy have all walked, climbed & bagged Bow Fell (Bowfell).

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Bow Fell (Bowfell) from above Cam Spout Crag

Bow Fell (Bowfell) from above Cam Spout Crag

Photo: David Hayter (382)

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)

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

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

Photo: Alan Wainwright (177)

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

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

Photo: Tim Hope (122)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Scafell Pike

Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Scafell Pike

Photo: David Cochrane (8)

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)

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)

*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)

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) from Shelter Crags summit cairn

Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Shelter Crags summit cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (176)


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