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Name:Gowbarrow Fell (Wainwright summit)
Hill number:2610
Height:481.2m / 1579ft
Parent (Ma):2598  Little Mell Fell
Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Class:Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger
(W,B,Sy,Fel)
Grid ref:NY 40762 21821
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:9m
Col:472m  NY406217  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S
Observations:trig point is Wainwright/Birkett but rocks 3m S and 8m S are higher (16 cm below FB); N knoll of S top (Hill 7833) 105m S at NY 40730 21722 is 1cm higher than rocks
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Gowbarrow Fell (final).doc
Second Survey of Gowbarrow Fell (Final).doc
Comments:Highest point and Hump is Hill 7833
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 760 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
from Aira Forcedavidsharpe2315/04/2017
Start: Aira Falls car park, followed route up river to the north, turn north east up steep ascent of gowbarrow fell, reach summit, continue around northern and eastern edge of fell and back to car park.Lewspi08/04/2017
Walked up from Yew Crag, over other summits. Sunny but cold breeze. On my own. Continue to Great Meldrum.alwaysinshorts23/03/2017
Lovely walk from Aria looping around A bit boggy after last nights rainTobo196918/03/2017
From Aira ForceWifey201618/03/2017
with all surrounding BirkettsJohnB17/02/2017
Gowbarrow Fell, Great Mell Fell, Little Mell Fell. With dad and Pepper, first time at our new campsite The Quiet Site. Fell in bog.ukmasejnr04/02/2017
Gowbarrow Fell, Great Mell Fell, Little Mell Fell. With Thomas and Pepper, first time at our new campsite The Quiet Site. Fell in bog.ukmase04/02/2017
10km clockwise loop from Aira Force to Gowbarrow Fell and Yew Crag on a beautiful sunny January day with jamange and Jaz.Simply B21/01/2017
Walk in the sunshine via Aira Force with CalRickWilson21/01/2017
With Jenx from Upper Aira CP. Top falls bridge, then gate to fell. Green Hill, Gowbarrow Park, Gowbarrow Top, Gowbarrow Old Summit/Trig. Down to Dockray and The Royal pub for lunch before return to car. Glorious winters day, cold, clear, sunny.nordicstar05/01/2017
Cold Sunny and as for new year very busydentalchimp01/01/2017
With Mum. From Aira Force following terrace path 'round the back' then on to summit. Down via Gowbarrow Park & Green Hill. A good poor-weather circuit with great views.Mark Jackson24/12/2016
Parked around the corner from Aira force natural trust. Saw the amazing Aira force waterfalls before following the river and onto the the summit of Gowbarrow fell.. Decent the opposite way towards Ullswater with fantastic views.Scotty 2 Hotty22/12/2016
with kelly, the dog, dave and libby still a little snow aboutdarren-synges 27/11/2016
as part of Ullswater way with dellfellrunner23/10/2016
From Aira Force, following new NT paths to the summit, before descending past Yew Cragrfoster16/10/2016
Double top! At the same time (naturally) as visiting the highest point.summitsup02/10/2016
Great views with the 'Hump' close by. Number 3 fro the day with GB.bolton13/09/2016
Included in a circular walk from Watermillock Church (432229). Started with Little Meldrum & finished on Green Hill, bagging a total of 1W,3B,1Hu & 1Sy. (PM)gerrybowes13/09/2016
Sologarth8703/09/2016
The day Charlie completed the wainwrights at catstycam. I climbed with maxLaurainthelakes23/07/2016
On a rest day, quick out around the Gowbarrow tops, start/finish Dockraynordicstar24/06/2016
Last of three summits reached today. Use the Mell Fell medley route from Stuart Marshall's book Walking the Wainwrights. Park the car in a lane at the foot of Great Mell fell north of Brown rigg farm.WAYNE ROWLETT12/06/2016
With Janet, Jake, Christine & Bryan. Starting point - National Trust Car Park, Aira Force.GordyH05/06/2016
Via Aira Force and Yew Crag.janey.m30/05/2016
with Lynn Parkinderek_74428/05/2016
With Hazel - up and down from DockraySpudGunn25/05/2016
started near glenriddingbillames15/05/2016
3rd and final one of the day, a nice summit 😀Sabbatical13/05/2016
Ascending from the road by Ullswater. Sram Ling over the crag then walk over the various summits and via the water falls on the way back .Haygalzer13/05/2016
Gowbarrow Fell with Lakedistrict.gov.uk Rangers Trish and Jackiejolisjlf01/05/2016
Circular route from Aira Force Car Park. Snow and gales!Velofly30/04/2016
Circular route from Aira Force. Lovely views over UllswaterHumpty Tumpty25/04/2016
With Oz. Afternoon walk from Quiet Site, over Gowbarrow Fell and down almost to Aira Force. Return via path below Gowbarrow and Priest's Crag. Weather: Overcast, showery. Very wet under foot.robwalker126513/04/2016
Bagged this along with proper summit, even though this summit does seem higher.DanTrig07/04/2016
Up from Aira Force car park via Green Hillbevandy11424/03/2016
Aira Force (Waterfall)- Gowbarrow - Airy Crag (Wainwright) summit & Trig - Cove - Green EIIR 1953 Bench for a break - Little Mell summit & Trig - Lowthwaite - Ulcat Row - Aira Force (from top to bottom).briandavies21/03/2016
Wren Crag, two High Rigg tops, Naddle Fell and Low Rigg from car park at Legburthwaite on the B5322 over all the tops then back on the level fp on the eastern side. Great walk.clivevilla13/03/2016
SRFrank07/03/2016
With Little Mell Felllgwalksg31/01/2016
Walk with Stef, Graham and Ron from the roadside below Great Mell Fell, returning to cross the boggy fields and up Little Mell Mell and a descent to walk along the long ridge in knee deep snow up Gowbarrow.Philip A21/01/2016
A snowy day on my birthday weekend trip. Parked in the NT 'Upper Cascade' carpark just south of Dockray. Crossed Aira Beck by the footbridge, followed the footpath north for a short distance, then followed the wall eastward up the fell. The summit trig point is a few dozen metres south of the wall.Skip21/01/2016
nicecdodd131/12/2015
From NT CP Aira Force. With Stephen.ADT29/12/2015
great meldrum, gowbarrow fell, and green hill from ulcat row.robertphillips06/12/2015
With the U3A, via Aira Force, wet at first, then dried up.ian499319/11/2015
High winds and occasional hailAjm031013/11/2015
From Aira Force carpark.Chopperbrown29/10/2015
From minor road E. of Matterdale End NY 423 235Westdenewalker23/10/2015