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 . . .

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)

Approaching The Great Slab below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Approaching The Great Slab below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (127)

Esk Pike from Ore Gap

Esk Pike from Ore Gap

Photo: Alan Wainwright (185)

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)

The Great Slab below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

The Great Slab below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (128)

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)

Dungeon Ghyll Force

Dungeon Ghyll Force

Photo: Mike Green (1)

Sunshine on the Great Slab below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Sunshine on the Great Slab below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (130)

Pike of Stickle from the Band

Pike of Stickle from the Band

Photo: David Hayter (42)

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

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

Photo: Tim Hope (120)


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