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

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 Rossett Pike at 651m (2137ft). Rossett Pike is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (144th highest in England, 248th highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 115) and an English Nuttall (193rd highest in England, 330th highest in England & Wales).

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 . . .

Junction with Stake Pass and The Cumbria Way at the bottom of Rossett Beck in Mickleden

Junction with Stake Pass and The Cumbria Way at the bottom of Rossett Beck in Mickleden

Photo: Alan Wainwright (192)

Stool End Farm, Langdale with Pike of Stickle rising majestically

Stool End Farm, Langdale with Pike of Stickle rising majestically

Photo: Philip Butler (2)

Great Langdale

Great Langdale

Photo: Mike Jennings (14)

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)

The Band (centre) with Crinkle Crags (left) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (right) beyond from Great Langdale

The Band (centre) with Crinkle Crags (left) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (right) beyond from Great Langdale

Photo: Mike Jennings (21)

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

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

Photo: Tim Hope (120)

Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags, (North Top), The Band , Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top), Esk Pike, Rossett Pike and The Langdale Pikes including Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) (left) Loft Crag and Harrison Stickle from Stool End, Great Langdale

Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags, (North Top), The Band , Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top), Esk Pike, Rossett Pike and The Langdale Pikes including Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) (left) Loft Crag and Harrison Stickle from Stool End, Great Langdale

Photo: Derek Royston (4)

Rossett Pike summit ridge with The Langdale Pikes in the distance and Great Langdale far below

Rossett Pike summit ridge with The Langdale Pikes in the distance and Great Langdale far below

Photo: Alan Wainwright (191)

Approaching the (somewhat moody) Langdale Pikes along the Cumbria Wayin Great Langdale below Oakhowe Crag.

Approaching the (somewhat moody) Langdale Pikes along the Cumbria Wayin Great Langdale below Oakhowe Crag.

Photo: Graham Sykes (1)

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)


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