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Name:Bowfell
Hill number:2365
Height:902m / 2959ft
Parent (Ma):2359  Scafell Pike
Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Esk (Ravenglass), Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright,
Birkett, Submarilyn, Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Trail 100
(Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,sMa,Sy,Fel,BL,Bg,T100)
Grid ref:NY 24477 06451
Summit feature:rib of rock 5m NE of cairn
Drop:146m
Col:756m  NY233081  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1256 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Dungeon Gill - Oxendale - Crinkle Crags - Bowfell - Angle Tarn - Mickleden - Dungeon Ghyl (19K, 1400m Ascent, 6.5hrs) Weather was generally good. Clouds on top of Crinkle Crags and a bit blowy. Bowfell clear. Some cracking views down the valley back to the Dungeon Ghyl. Some minor scrambling around Crinkle Crags. Overall a cracking route (walked with Rach).scholesy05/08/2017
From the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. A huge 12 mile hike in a blustery July day with a fair bit of mist. Great Knott, Crinkle Crags South Top, Crinkle Crags Long Top, Crinkle Crags Gunson Knott, Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags north top, Bowfell, Rossett Pike.Lazylizzie09/07/2017
Came across from Esk Pike via Ore gap. Sadly the cloud settled on top as I reached the summit and then cleared just as I got down from the very top. So I still got the views but would've been nicer to have had the 360 at the top.Nymeria09/07/2017
Started from Stickle Ghyll CP along the Cumbria Way to Rossett Pike, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Bow Fell and back down The Band to the CP.Delta6817/06/2017
12.4 mile walk 7 fells in very changeable weather. We walked from car park at end of Langdale, climbed The Band up onto Bowfell, had brief glimpses of the view when cloud cleared, along lovely path to Esk Pike in full sun, down to Esk Hause and back up and along to Ill Crag (Weather closing in again), climbed Broad Crag in full cloud, back along to Great End in sun, back down to Esk Hause and up to Allen Crags (full thick cloud), then followed path down as cloud completely cleared, passed lovely Angle Tarn in full sun and bagged Rossett Pike, then back down to Langdale.DanTrig17/06/2017
Cumbrian Traverse - Broughton Mills to KeswickIWC16/06/2017
Walked from Dungeon Gill Via Red Tarn and Crinkle Crags,low cloud on the tops meant no views.alanm915/06/2017
Fourth top of six reached whilst walking the 12.5 mile Head of Langdale route from the book Walking the Wainwrights by Stuart Marshall. Park and start from the Old Dungeon Ghyll hotel.WAYNE ROWLETT03/06/2017
Old Dungeon Ghyll - The Band - Bowfell - Bowfell N top - Esk Pike - Esk Hause - Allen Crags - Angle Tarn - Rossett Pike - Stake Pass - Mickleden - Old Dungeon Ghyll. Walking solo. Warm and sunny to begin with (started 2.30pm). Little wind. Increasing cloud and spot of drizzle after 7pm. Helped several lost walkers around Esk Pike, including one with no map! Total time 5 hours. (Bowfell ... have climbed this many times, including in winter conditions. One of my favourite Lakeland mountains. Rugged summit. Great views of whole district)jamessteel10031/05/2017
Bow Fell/Crinkle Crags circuit, from New Dungeon GhyllTina31/05/2017
Glaramara - Allen Crags - Esk Pike - Bowfell. Amazing views.twg2731/05/2017
(Walkers with) Dave Topliss, Torun Mcmoran, Jan Urey, Sue Wagstaff. (Parking/Start point) Old Dungeon Ghyll - Stool End Farm - Oxendale - Brown Howe - Red Tarn - Crinkle Crags - Three Tarns - Bowfell - Great Slab - Climbers Traverse - Buscoe Syke - Hell Gill - Whorney Side Fall - Oxendale - Stool End Farm - Old Dungeon Ghyll.redbob09/05/2017
from the Crinkles headed down towards three tarns the straight up to bowfell. took a little detour to see Great Slab which was amazing. great little summit with even better views. ran out of water so some kind lady gave me a bottle. made brilliant time to get back down for a well earned pint on a boiling hot day in the busy Dungeon Gyll pub. WHAT A WEEKENDScotty 2 Hotty07/05/2017
Walked in from Seatoller over Esk Pike. With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie. A long walk back down Langstrathdale for a pint!Dangerous Dave22/04/2017
wainwright number 22darren-64622/04/2017
number 22 R2 of my wainwrights a night on the hill taking in a number of syngesdarren-21422/04/2017
Walk from ODG with Mark and Will up The Band to the Three Tarns and to the summit of Bowfell, crossing to Esk Pike then retracing our steps to descend from Ore Gap to Angle Tarn and the short climb to Rossett Pike before finally descending down Rossett Gill and the Cumbrian Way for a well earned pintPhilip A10/04/2017
In swirling cloud and rain during the expedition phase of the ML training. Came up Esk Valley to Three Tarns and felt easy despite large pack!!John Eley18/03/2017
From public car park at Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, en route to Scafell Pike. Continuing from White Stones, poor visibilty and snow up to 2ft deep in places made ascent challenging.muzza205/03/2017
Solo. Good walk from Crinkle Crags. Full cloud and windy on rocky summit. Cairns very welcome. No visibility.Statto22/02/2017
FromOld Dungeon Ghyll via Hells Ghyll , Bow Fell and Pike of Stickle.Denise 28/12/2016
PupLittledave19/11/2016
Left packs at Ore Gap and nipped up and down much faster than expected. Fun rock climb to the summit. Hostel to hostel walking - Tarn How, grasmere to YHA Borrowdale. With GFEFionalevey21/09/2016
Fantastic weather. Sunshine all day. Hardly any breeze. Walked up from Stool End, up bow fell and round to crinkle crags.MarkGD19/09/2016
Bowfell Circlespare.tyres07/09/2016
I reached the summit of Bowfell on Saturday 3rd September 2016 as part of the Lake District 8 Peaks Challenge (a 30km charity trek to raise money to support the British Heart Foundation).Gray Wolf03/09/2016
Brown Howe, Great Knott, Crinkle Crags, Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags North Top, Bowfell, Yeastyrigg Crags, Pike de Bield, Esk Pike, Tongue Headkeithouk14/08/2016
Well that's it. Last one, its taken 9 years but its something I've loved doing. Joined by my mate Ian who completed them with me. We've had some great days walking and I hope I will be lucky enough to get round them all again.simocity06/08/2016
Last of the Wainwrights with Simocity. #214!!!!Flipperfeet06/08/2016
with Dad and Tom via Climbers' TraverseM0YDH29/07/2016
Dispiriting day. Misty and humid, zero visibility.elepet2818/07/2016
Solo route of 6 peaksRoy_H16/07/2016
with Davek973aren13/07/2016
Lovely day on the fells with Scott - Crinkle Crags then Bow Fell from Old Dungeon Ghyll (7 hours flat).lizziej8712/07/2016
Run climb adventure with Pup, Spro & PepaLittledave27/06/2016
During the 10 Peaks Race - http://trail.x31.fr/cr-10-peaks-the-long-en-mode-confrerie/Yanndroid25/06/2016
From Great Langdale via The Band.Wheelsy18/06/2016
Eskdale skyline with L -bypassed summit as a long way to go -main objectives were my last two distant Simpson 2000ers. warm and sunnyChris Pearson14/06/2016
climbed from wasdale headbillames10/06/2016
11th top of 19 today on the 4th leg of my improvised Bob Graham's round from the New Dungeon Ghyll hotel in Langdale, climbing Kettle crag, Pike of Blisco, Great Knott, all 5Crinkle crags and both Shelter Crags ascending on the footpath before making my own way on granite blocks. I had my lunch at the top at 14.00 and left at 14.30. Busiest top so far. Realised that there is a lack of water on this route!! Pleased with progress so far. Definitely has the feel of an iconic mountain. the Smooth Granite slabs looked spectacular.Dazingdale09/06/2016
From Stickle Barn (NY 29403 06339) - Stake Pass - Martcrag Moor - Black Crags - Buck Pike - Rossett Pike - Tongue Head - Ore Gap - Bowfell North Top - Bowfell - White Stones The Band.david23020129/05/2016
great views from the summitAristotle Chip27/05/2016
Great Knott, all 5 Crinkle Crags, both Shelter Crags, Bowfell and Bowfell North Top, Esk Pike, Rossett Pike Left the car on the one patch of road in Langdale where there were no police signs and walked up Oxendale to Great Knott and then to the Crinkle Crags and Shelter Crags. It was windy today but Shelter Crags lived up to their name and there were places in the lee of the wind to have lunch. Down and up to Bow Fell and then down and up to Esk Pike. Saw a couple of Spitfires flying around. Down to Esk Hause and then took the main path back down to Langdale taking in Rossett Pike on the way.tsharp04/05/2016
From ODG, climbed White Stones from The Band on way to Bow Fell, BF North Top, Esk Pike and Rossett Pike, before descending via Rossett Gill back to ODG - with Dave, Jago, Adrian, Tim, Steve G, Paul, Johnson & Shaun.stevem7623/04/2016
BGR Pup Jason & CarolLittledave23/04/2016
Old Dungeon Ghyll - Pike of Blisco - Cold Pike - Crinkle Crags - Bowfell - Esk Pike - Rossett Pike - Old Dungeon Ghylldanthwaites22/04/2016
brown howe, cold pike, cold pike west top, cold pike far west top, great knott, little stand, stonesty pike, first crinkle,second crinkle, third crinkle, fourth crinkle, fifth crinkle,shelter crags, shelter crags north top, bowfell, bowfell north top, esk pike, tongue head, rossett pike, buck pike, black crags,C/W from wall end.robertphillips22/04/2016
Nuttall Walk 5.2 (up The Band). Excellent views.tomd418/04/2016
Langdale round with Paul Riddell. Crinkle Crags, Bowfell, Esk Pike, Allen Crags, Rossett Pike, Pike of Stickle, Loft Crag, Harrison Stickle, Thunacar Knott, Pavey Ark, High Raise & Sergeant Man. 17 mile 6,464ft of ascent.StuP31/03/2016
CBH & SabsLittledave12/02/2016