Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Superb ridge walking with good views of Scafell Pike


Route outline for walk c371:

Great Langdale  -  Old Dungeon Ghyll  -  The Cumbria Way  -  Mickleden Beck  -  Mickleden (Langdale)  -  Rossett Beck  -  Rossett Pike  -  Angle Tarn (Langdale)  -  Esk Hause  -  Esk Pike  -  Ore Gap  -  Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top)  -  Bow Fell (Bowfell)  -  Bowfell Buttress  -  Cambridge Crag  -  Flat Crag  -  Climbers' Traverse (optional)  -  Three Tarns  -  Earing Crag  -  White Stones  -  The Band  -  Oxendale  -  Stool End Farm  -  The Old Dungeon Ghyll  -  Great Langdale




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
English
Mountains
Wainwright
3
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
4
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Bow Fell (Bowfell) at 902m (2960ft). Bow Fell (Bowfell) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (8th highest in England, 24th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 6). Bow Fell (Bowfell) is also known as an English Nuttall (10th highest in England, 27th highest in England & Wales).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Esk Pike at 885m (2904ft). Esk Pike is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (13th highest in England, 33rd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 11). Esk Pike is also known as an English Nuttall (16th highest in England, 38th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) at 866m (2841ft). Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) is also known as an English Nuttall (20th highest in England, 45th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Cumbria Way, a 112km (70 miles) linear footpath connecting Ulverston in Cumbria, England with Carlisle in Cumbria, England. The Cumbria Way is waymarked by named posts. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Cumbria Way.

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

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

OS Landranger Map 89 or 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

In no particular order . . .

Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Harter Fell (Eskdale) (back), Hard Knott and The Lingcove Valley from Bow Fell (Bowfell) summit cairn

Harter Fell (Eskdale) (back), Hard Knott and The Lingcove Valley from Bow Fell (Bowfell) summit cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (179)

Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - The Langdale Pikes - Pike of Stickle (left) and Loft Crag (centre right) from The Band

The Langdale Pikes - Pike of Stickle (left) and Loft Crag (centre right) from The Band

Photo: Simon Barnett (46)

Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike and Ill Crag - from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike and Ill Crag - from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (180)

Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - *Great Gable (left) and Skiddaw (far distance) from Esk Hause

*Great Gable (left) and Skiddaw (far distance) from Esk Hause

Photo: Wayne Hill (17)

Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - 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)

Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Mist on Esk Pike

Mist on Esk Pike

Photo: David Hayter (41)

Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Mickleden and Great Langdale from Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Mickleden and Great Langdale from Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tony Higgs (11)

Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Bowfell Buttress from The Climbers' Traverse below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

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

Photo: Tim Hope (120)

Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Heading for The Band from the Three Tarns col between Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Heading for The Band from the Three Tarns col between Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Dean Richardson (11)

Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Esk Pike from Ore Gap

Esk Pike from Ore Gap

Photo: Alan Wainwright (185)

Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - The Langdale Pikes including Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) (left) Loft Crag and Harrison Stickle from Stool End, Great Langdale

The Langdale Pikes including Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) (left) Loft Crag and Harrison Stickle from Stool End, Great Langdale

Photo: Derek Royston (3)

Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Bowfell Buttress (left), Great Langdale and The Langdale Pikes (with Harrison Stickle prominent) from the col between Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top)

Bowfell Buttress (left), Great Langdale and The Langdale Pikes (with Harrison Stickle prominent) from the col between Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (181)

Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - The Langdale Pikes

The Langdale Pikes

Photo: Wayne Hill (67)

Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Bow Fell (Bowfell)'s Great Slab

Bow Fell (Bowfell)'s Great Slab

Photo: Tim Hope (131)

Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Stickle Ghyll, Great Langdale

Stickle Ghyll, Great Langdale

Photo: Edward Felstead (7)

Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Bow Fell (Bowfell) summit

Bow Fell (Bowfell) summit

Photo: Tony Higgs (12)

Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - 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)

Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) from Mickleden

Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) from Mickleden

Photo: Mike Walker (295)

Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Scafell Pike (far left), Ill Crag and the shoulder of Great End (far right) from Esk Hause

Scafell Pike (far left), Ill Crag and the shoulder of Great End (far right) from Esk Hause

Photo: Alan Wainwright (187)

Walk c371 Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Great Langdale

Great Langdale

Photo: Mike Jennings (14)


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