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Name:Bowfell North Top
Hill number:2370
Height:866m / 2841ft
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:St Bees Head to Ravenscar, Morecambe Bay
Class:Nuttall, Synge, Bridge
(N,Sy,Bg)
Grid ref:NY 24456 07001
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:15m
Col:851m  NY244069  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Observations:rock 4m N is of similar height to rock in cairn
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 550 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Dungeon Ghyll -> Pike of Blisco -> Cold Pike -> Cold Pike West Top -> Cold Pike Far West Top -> Great Knott -> Crinkle Crags South Top -> Crinkle Crags Long Top -> Shelter Crags -> Shelter Crags North Top -> Bow Fell -> Esk Pike -> Rossett Pike -> High Raise -> Thurnacar Knott -> Harrison Stickle -> Pike of Stickle -> Loft Crag -> Dungeon Ghyll.axoree14/09/2019
On a round of hills from Langdale, this the seventh and last. From Yeastyrigg Crags. Excellent return track along Earing Crag, although did pop up onto Bowfell for a revisit in passing.jonglew15/08/2019
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 next to no wind.johnkaysleftleg06/07/2019
With Ian. Second ascent also climbed in late 90s.PeteF03/07/2019
From Millbeck Farm where I stayed, along the road past ODG, up the Band to Bowfell, Bowfell N. Top, across to Pike de Bield and Yeastyrigg Crags before Esk Pike. Then NW, NE and SE to Tongue Head and continued to Rossett Pike, Buck Pike and Black Crags. Went across to Martcrag Moor before returning via the Cumbrian Way. 15 miles in over 7 hours.clivevilla23/04/2019
Seathwaite, Glaramara, SH721, Allen Crags, Rossett Pike, Bowfell, Great End, Lingmell Crag, Seathwaite Fell, Seathwaite.PGCE01/10/2018
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
Parked at Old Dungeon Ghyll, The Band, Great Slab, Bowfell, Bowfell North Top, Rossett Pike. Sunny, warm and excellent clear viewsFell_wanderer07/06/2018
7/9 today started out in borrowdale on 15 mile horseshoe. Glaramara, Looking Steads, Red Beck Top, High House, Allen Crags, Esk Pike, Bowfell North Top, Rossett Pike, Buck PikeThe-Z-Man05/12/2017
Head of the langdales A long day Pike of Blisco Cold Pike Crinkle crags Bow Fell Esk Pike Rossett PikeTobo196919/09/2017
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
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
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.jamessteel10031/05/2017
Walked from Seatoller over Esk Pike. With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie. Birkett's Second Round.Dangerous Dave22/04/2017
Langdale-The Band-White Stones-Three Tarns-Bowfell-Bowfell North Top-Three Tarns-The Band-Langdale. With Stu K.MorecambeMonkey05/04/2017
From public car park at Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, en route to Scafell Pike. Continuing from Bow Fell, very poor visibilty and snow made navigation very challenging, fortunately found some footprints and scrambled up from main route to summit.muzza205/03/2017
Solo. Via route from Bow Fell summit down into Ore Gap. No visibility.Statto22/02/2017
Left packs at Ore Gap and managed to nip up and down surprisingly quickly. Hostel to hostel walking - Tarn How, grasmere to YHA Borrowdale. With GFEFionalevey21/09/2016
One of the best views of the day looking at the Eastern side of Bowfell.simocity06/08/2016
Last of the Wainwrights with Simocity.Flipperfeet06/08/2016
Done solo as a there and back from the Three Tarns while Jackie sailer waited for me.Aimless Rambler27/06/2016
12th 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 5 Crinkles, the two Shelter crags and Bowfell for lunch. I explored the terrain leading to this top and there is a rocky tor of similar height earlier on. I enjoyed the descent in particular begore joining the main path.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 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
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 5.2tomd418/04/2016
cj bwchrisj196528/03/2016
With G. Old Hotel > The Band > Bowfell tops > Esk Pike > Esk Hause > The Tongue > Rossett Pike > Buck Pike > Black Crags > Hotel via Cumbria Way.RT197002/11/2015
Stomethwaite Stanger Gill Combe Door Top Combe Head Glaramara Alllen Crags Esk Hause Esk Pike Bow Fell North Top Bow Fell Ore Gap Angle Tarn Langstrath StonethwaiteAndy Hirst14/09/2015
Solo lower cloud windydentalchimp18/07/2015
Across the boulders and feint path to this, the second top of the day, and I must say fine walking weather I had too.Father Ted15/06/2015
Crinkle Crags and Bowfell from ODG in LangdaleCharlieRose10/06/2015
Climbed from Great Langdale after visiting main toprobert09/06/2015
by passed on previous trip up bowfell great views to langdalescolinfielding09/05/2015
Windy and snowy - my route map blew away :(Ruth17/02/2015
White Stones, Bowfell, Bowfell North top, Esk Pike, Tongue Head, Rosett Pike, Buck Pike, Black Crags. From Great LangdaleAlunRees3122/01/2015
White Stones, Bowfell, Bowfell North top, Esk Pike, Tongue Head, Rosett Pike, Buck Pike, Black Crags. From Great LangdaleAlunrees3322/01/2015
Cold Pike, Cold Pike West Top, Cold Pike Far West Top, Stonesy Pike, Cringle Crags South Top, Cringle Crags Long Top, Cringle Crags Third Crinkle, Cringle Crags Fourth Crinkle, Cringle Crags Fifth Crinkle, Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags North Top, Bowfell, Bowfell North Top. Phew!simon and co30/09/2014
Langdale Horseshoe with Ben Grovebyron230221/09/2014
Start at Old Dungeon Ghyll, Up Bowfell, Esk Pike, Scafell Pike, Scafell, Angle Tarn and down. A long day but very enjoyable and a nice scramble up/down Scafell.mattrcarter24/08/2014
Bagged during a days mooch over Bowfell, Crinkle Crags etc.adnspark20/07/2014
From Bowfell.peter4lc09/07/2014
low cloud, on the way to the main summitbardolph30/04/2014
Route from Great LangdaleCaddy200023/04/2014
Up The Band. Snow to knees on top!re142110/03/2014
CUHWC 25th Anniversary Trip. With Marcus, Tom L, Vicky, Chris, Kate H, Helen, Laurent, Ben W, Katie A and Constanze. Esk Pike and Bowfell - lots of snow on the tops and very windy. Fantastic day out.Mark Jackson22/02/2014
With Sue and BL.Frank21/09/2013
From New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel past Wall End Farm, up Redacre Gill Valley to Pike O' Blisko, over Crinkle Crags to Bowfell then down The Band. Bit of mist at top by time got to top of POB but sun soon burnt through.PhilHirst25/08/2013