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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), Catchment Boundaries, Leven (Ulverston)
Watershed:Morecambe Bay
Class:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright,
Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Submarilyn, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Clem, Trail 100
(Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel,sMa,BL,Bg,Cm,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 1455 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
ODG hotel > Mickleden > Stake Gill > Black Crags > Buck Pike > Rossett Pike > Angle Tarn > Esk Hause > Esk Pike > Ore Gap > Bowfell North Top > Bowfell > Three Tarns > Crinkle Crags > Crinkle Crags South Top > Oxendale > ODG Hotel. Just me and H. Cloudy morning with a cooling breeze but turned into unbroken sunshine and nexjohnkaysleftleg06/07/2019
With Ian. Fourth ascent (also climbed in late 90s).PeteF03/07/2019
From Rossett Pike via Ore Gap. Final one. Then down the BandCyclistno122/06/2019
With JGCW18/06/2019
Parked ye olde dungeon ghylll ascended soon after the farmstodd05/05/2019
From Esk Pike and then to three tarns and down the band with Sam.Lykewake4204/05/2019
Pike O Blisco to Bowfell via Cold Pike & Crinkle Crags down The Climbers Traverse.sms.3704/05/2019
on toddwhiteuss13/04/2019
Around Langdale HeadChopperbrown21/03/2019
902mThe Grouse24/12/2018
Crinkle Crags and Bowfell from Langdalemaaaaaaaatty30/10/2018
Bowfell via the band and climbers traverse with SimonHollowLegs18/10/2018
SWFCgeoffryan16/10/2018
With family from Langdale via The Band. Continued over to Esk Pike.benalder28415/10/2018
JNR recce, weather still stunningrichardrosser10/10/2018
with Ed. Langdale Horseshoedavidahearn05/10/2018
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