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Bowscale Fell
702m (2304ft)

The Northern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

The summit of Bowscale Fell is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.


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English Mountain
103rd highest in England,
170th in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 87)

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English Nuttall
130th highest in England,
215th in England & Wales

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English Trig Point (Pillar)

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The Lake District National Park


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

OL5 The English Lakes - North Eastern area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Bowscale Fell Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Bowscale Fell

Iain Jones walked up on September 4th, 2022 [from/via/route] Trail Run from Mungrisdale

Claire Kirk climbed on August 13th, 2022 [from/via/route] Mungrisdale [with] Alone [weather] Hot, clear day

Mr Davison bagged on June 25th, 2022 [from/via/route] blencathra & mungrisdale [with] ian furey, Ian F, Matrin, Mike, Simon [weather] windy, rain, sun

Geoff Hand hiked on June 21st, 2022 [from/via/route] Walk c245 Blencathra or saddleback from Mungrisdale. So Mumgrisdale, Souther Fell, Blencathra, Atkinson Pike, Mungrisdale Common, Bannerdale Craggs, Bowscale Fell, back over Tarn Crags Top & Raven Crags. [with] With Tess, and Richard Macilwaine a fell running friend. [weather] Beautiful day, broken cloud, cool at times, 10mph wind. - Spotted a Red Squirrel on at the start, lots of swallows on Blencathra! plenty skylarks & then we saw a hare just as we were returning into Mungrisdale. Busy on Blencathra.

Kate Peacock summited on April 23rd, 2022 [from/via/route] Dropped off near the pub at Mungrisedale to ascend Souther Fell, nice path up. Walked down the front of Blencathra [with] Me & Sheila [weather] No rain. Winds were crazy after Blencathra but we expected that. - We didn't descend as advised off Bowscale Fell as it would have been quite steep & the winds were a distraction. Slightly wrong twice coming down the front of Blencathra instead but we got there

Tony Halliday conquered on March 18th, 2022 [from/via/route] Circular walk starting at the white horse pub bunkhouse where we stayed taking in Blencathra catgill fell top mungrisdale common & bowscale fell [with] My boarder terrier jimmy boo and George also my wife sal [weather] The weather was cool dry sunny & clear but with a cool wind - Nice circular roughly 12 miles tough start a lot of ups & steep climbs & a gruelling downs tough on legs possibly 4 mile too long great views Blencathra is a great mountain with excellent views on a clear day

Richard Marchant scaled on March 5th, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked at the hamlet of Mungrisdale & then proceeded West along the River Glenderamackin & followed the track south of the The Tongue & up Bannerdale on to the ridge. From here I went North on to Bowscale then South on to Bannerdale Craggs. West on ro Mungrisdale Common & back again & down the valley Southwest following the River Glenderamackin again & veering off up on to Souther Fell & back to the car [with] On my own [weather] Glorious sunny day with blue skies hardly any wind & a frost first thing.

Nick Dobson walked up on August 9th, 2017 [from/via/route] Mungrisdale, onto Souther Fell then Bannerdale Craggs finishing with Lonscale Fell [with] Margaret & Ralph [weather] Dry & breezy with cloud cover - A nice easy walk with no difficulty, apart from Storm Desmond damage still affecting two beck crossings

Richard Fulcher climbed on September 21st, 2021 [from/via/route] Parked in Mungrisdale near red phone box (honesty box). Walked down the valley by the side of the Glenderamackin river past 'The Tongue' & then branched off up to Bannerdale Crags. Followed the path around the crags, stopping to eat whilst admiring the view & then up to Bowscale Fell. From there we took a steep path down to Bowscale Tarn & followed the easy track back to Bowscale & the road back to Mungrisdale. [with] Jen [weather] Fine weather. - Jen found the ascent to Bannerdale Crags challenging but easier than it first appeared.

Pete George bagged on September 18th, 2021 [from/via/route] Mungrisdale [with] Roco [weather] Drizzly & wet

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Bowscale Fell

Bowscale Fell from Bannerdale Crags

Bowscale Fell from Bannerdale Crags

Photo: Alan Wainwright (140)

Bowscale Fell from High Pike (Caldbeck)

Bowscale Fell from High Pike (Caldbeck)

Photo: Dave Richards (3)

Bowscale Fell, Carrock Fell and Souther Fell from the old coach road nr Barbary Rigg

Bowscale Fell, Carrock Fell and Souther Fell from the old coach road nr Barbary Rigg

Photo: Gerry Ball (23)

Bannerdale Crags from Bowscale Fell

Bannerdale Crags from Bowscale Fell

Photo: Mike Knipe (209)

Bowscale Fell (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback with Sharp Edge clearly visible (centre right) in the snow from Sale How (Skiddaw)

Bowscale Fell (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback with Sharp Edge clearly visible (centre right) in the snow from Sale How (Skiddaw)

Photo: Mike Walker (302)

Bowscale Fell (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback with Sharp Edge clearly visible (centre) with a dusting of snow from Skiddaw (Little Man)

Bowscale Fell (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback with Sharp Edge clearly visible (centre) with a dusting of snow from Skiddaw (Little Man)

Photo: Mike Walker (299)

Bowscale Fell across the summit rim of Bannerdale Crags

Bowscale Fell across the summit rim of Bannerdale Crags

Photo: Andy Malcolm (248)

Blencathra (or Saddleback) (centre left distance) behind Atkinson Pike (centre right) with Sharp Edge prominent (mid left) from an unfamiliar viewpoint on Bowscale Fell

Blencathra (or Saddleback) (centre left distance) behind Atkinson Pike (centre right) with Sharp Edge prominent (mid left) from an unfamiliar viewpoint on Bowscale Fell

Photo: Rob Barklamb (55)

Mungrisdale from Bowscale Fell

Mungrisdale from Bowscale Fell

Photo: Alan Wainwright (142)

Bowscale Fell from Carrock Fell

Bowscale Fell from Carrock Fell

Photo: Chris Haselden (51)

The rocky summit of Sale How (Skiddaw) in the snow with Bowscale Fell (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback with Sharp Edge clearly visible (right) on the horizon

The rocky summit of Sale How (Skiddaw) in the snow with Bowscale Fell (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback with Sharp Edge clearly visible (right) on the horizon

Photo: Mike Walker (301)

Bowscale Fell summit

Bowscale Fell summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (469)

Bowscale Fell summit cairn

Bowscale Fell summit cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (141)


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