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  -   Rossett Beck  -   Rossett Pike  -   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

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 in England, 27th in England & Wales).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Esk Pike, 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 in England, 38th in England & Wales).

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

Along the way you will also bag Rossett Pike, 651m (2137ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (144th Eng, 248th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 115) and an English Nuttall (193rd Eng, 330th Eng & Wal).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


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 . . .

On the Three Tarns col

On the Three Tarns col

Photo: Tim Hope (117)

Stool End Farm, Langdale with Pike of Stickle rising majestically

Stool End Farm, Langdale with Pike of Stickle rising majestically

Photo: Philip Butler (2)

Rock Detail on Esk Pike

Rock Detail on Esk Pike

Photo: David Hayter (44)

Mickelden Beck flowing through Great Langdale with the lowers slopes of the Landale pikes (left) and Side Pike (right)

Mickelden Beck flowing through Great Langdale with the lowers slopes of the Landale pikes (left) and Side Pike (right)

Photo: John Holt (4)

Great Langdale under a deep snow

Great Langdale under a deep snow

Photo: Simon Barnett (67)

Yosemite National Park from the ascent of Yosemite Falls

Yosemite National Park from the ascent of Yosemite Falls

Photo: Simon Barnett (68)

*Bow Fell (Bowfell), Rosett Pike and The Langdale Pikes from Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco)

*Bow Fell (Bowfell), Rosett Pike and The Langdale Pikes from Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco)

Photo: Wayne Hill (27)

A grand view overlooking the valley of upper Wasdale from Esk Hause with Pillar, Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Green Gable taking centre stage

A grand view overlooking the valley of upper Wasdale from Esk Hause with Pillar, Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Green Gable taking centre stage

Photo: Andy Malcolm (228)

The Langdale Pikes from Great Langdale

The Langdale Pikes from Great Langdale

Photo: Wayne Hill (30)

The famous waterspout on The Climbers' Traverse below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

The famous waterspout on The Climbers' Traverse below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (126)


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