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Name:Bowfell
Hill number:2365
Height:902.9m / 2962ft
Parent (Ma):2359  Scafell Pike
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Esk (Ravenglass), Leven (Ulverston)
Watershed:Morecambe Bay
Class:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright,
Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Submarilyn, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Trail 100
(Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel,sMa,BL,Bg,T100)
Grid ref:NY 24476 06451
Summit feature:rib of rock 5m NE of cairn
Drop:148.2m
Col:754.6m  NY 2335 0803  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1380 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With family from Langdale via The Band. Continued over to Esk Pike.benalder28415/10/2018
Wet start to day but cleared in afternoon. Long slow day. Parked at ODG, went up via Hell Gill waterfall which was in full flow. Good visibility. Down by Ore Gap to Angle Tarn and back to pub for dinner!Nick05/10/2018
Seathwaite, Glaramara, SH721, Allen Crags, Rossett Pike, Bowfell, Great End, Lingmell Crag, Seathwaite Fell, Seathwaite.PGCE01/10/2018
With Sue, Penny, Dogs, Duncan and Steve. From Raw Head, Oxendale, Hell Gill to Bowfell. Return via The Band and ODG.Frank29/09/2018
From Rosett Gill and Esk Hause.Lykewake4205/09/2018
Smash fest with LUUOC from Duddon Valley Crinkle Crags - Bowfell - Esk Pike - Scafell Pike - Scafell - Slight SideJonathanConey27/07/2018
Ascent of Bow Fell via Stool End, The Band, Climbers Travers and the Great Slab. On to Esk Pike via Ore Gap. Ascent of Bow Fell and on to Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Great Knott, Cold Pike and Pike of Blisco. Descent via Wrynose Fell and Redacre Gill.raymooremanx22/07/2018
Ascended from crinkle crags. Low cloud no views but started clearing. With the walking groupZoe Little14/07/2018
Stickle Ghyll Car Park, Langdale - Pike O Blisco - Cold Pike - Crinkle Crags - BOW FELL - Esk Pike - Rossett Pike - Stickle Ghyll Car Park, Langdaleeviljeff914/07/2018
10PLittledave23/06/2018
10PLittledave22/06/2018
Parked at Old Dungeon Ghyll, The Band, Great Slab, Bowfell, Bowfell North Top, Rossett Pike. Sunny, warm and excellent clear viewsFell_wanderer07/06/2018
Up the Banddavidsharpe2303/06/2018
Recce for second half of Lakes 10 peaks.Mountainhikes20/05/2018
After Cold pike and Crinkle Crags. Lovely day.re142119/05/2018
With Mum; Dungeon Ghyll - Rossett Pike - Esk Hause - Esk Pike - Pike de Bield - Bowfell - the Band - Dungeon Ghyll. Wonderful weather!Mark Jackson05/04/2018
2nd visit with IanDazza27/12/2017
White Stones, Bowfell, Esk Pike, Great Endkeithouk03/12/2017
Ten Peaks recce. Parked at Legburthwaithe ran to Swirls car park, Helvellyn, Wythburn, The Bog, High Raise, Martcrag Moor, Rosset Pike, Bowfell via Hanging Knotts Crag, Esk Pike, Great End, Sca Fell Pike dropped down the Corridor Route to Styhead Tarn, Stockley Gill Bridge to the YHA at Borrowdale.Stu Percival19/11/2017
Dave and TaliskerMountain Goat20/10/2017
Alex Heenan Barry McGarahan So wet that after 20 years without them I would go out any but some waterproof trousers. Also enjoyed watching the fell runners streaming towards us on our way to the summit in vest and shorts. However we did get to use their car park field.ian-e08/10/2017
Langdale Horseshoe Fell RaceLittledave07/10/2017
Head of the langdales A long day Pike of Blisco Cold Pike Crinkle crags Bow Fell Esk Pike Rossett PikeTobo196919/09/2017
From Old Dungeon Ghyll Pike of Blisco Cold Pike Crinkle Crags Bow Fell Esk Pike Rossett Pike Descending for what felt like days !Wifey201618/09/2017
Nic & NedNicola & Stuart29/08/2017
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.NorthernWayfarer09/07/2017
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
Walked from Old Dungeon Ghyll up the band. Back down Ore Gap and Rossett Ghyll. Very misty on top. Main purpose of walking this was to date it. Climbed up before at least 3 times but cannot rember datesTwoOneFour15/06/2017
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
Walking with David, Lina and Natjontynorris29/05/2017
(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
Parked at Old Dungeon Ghyll National Trust car park, Rossett Pike, Bowfell, Shelter Crags North Top, Shelter Crags, Crinkle Crags Long Top, Crinkle Crags South Top, Great Knott.Fell_wanderer21/10/2016