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Name:Gowbarrow Fell (Wainwright summit)
Hill number:2610
Height:481.2m / 1579ft
Parent (Ma):2598  Little Mell Fell
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle)
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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GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Parked up at Aira Force. Had a walk up there, took a few photos then on up to Gowbarrow. Nice day, bit chilly though.GaryG19/10/2018
Climbed Great Mell Fell from road near Brownrigg Farm, returning via Routing Gill. On to Little Mell Fell via Brownrigg Farm and Green Barn and The Hause. Returning to road the same way and following road to Cove. Follow footpath beneath Priest Crag via Little Meldrum and Swinburn’s Park. Ascent of Airy Crag from Shooting Lodge. Return via Kirksty Brow to The Hause.raymooremanx14/10/2018
with jo, grace and samstuduncan23/09/2018
Misty and damp!!apshepherd03/09/2018
great walkhikester21/08/2018
Second ascentPeteF24/07/2018
With JGCW24/07/2018
3softsquare14/07/2018
From NT Quarry Car Park - Gowbarrow Fell - Little Mell Fell loopscreeleep08/07/2018
Enjoyed the ascent through the forest from LMF, descent pretty rocky. Loads of people there, scorching day.Tom D03/07/2018
with SR from Aira Force CP. 33.4C very hot.Frank29/06/2018
From Little Mell Fell end. 3 Miles.Seamus17/06/2018
Cragg rats n poochie palsEatkinson27/04/2018
2nd time round for this hill solocolinfielding22/04/2018
Me tommy wind snowPaul Beard18/03/2018
From Little Mell FellCyclistno118/02/2018
christopherpenningto17/02/2018
Clear, windy winter day with snow underfoot but winds and clear skies.From Dockray, short circular walk up to Gowbarrow Fell and Gowbarrow Fell (Wainwright Summit).Lazylizzie11/02/2018
Up past the waterfalls upto the top then down viewing Ullswaterbenc04/02/2018
Parked at Aira Force and walked up anti clockwise via the memorial seat with Lisa, Maisie, Henry, Tricia O'Neil & Phil Watson.Stu Percival30/12/2017
2/9 (Great Mell Fell/Gobarrow Fell (Wainwright Summit)/Gobarrow Fell/Gobarrow Park/Green Hill (Gobarrow Park)/Great Meldrum/Little Meldrum/Dunmallet(Dunmallard Hill)/HeughScar Hill)Fergalh25/11/2017
With Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave28/10/2017
https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1598456/Low-Todrigg-Gowbarrow-Little-MellPeterowden16/10/2017
+JBSimonK13/10/2017
eyenose07/10/2017
Epic climb with Alan, his family and friends as he bagged his last Wainwright. Sunny day after rainy early morning. Toasted with champagne on summit. Descended via Aira Force which was thundering down- a Great Day!Peak Rambler30/09/2017
TC, EC & Alfie. Circular route, up via Aira Force, High Force etc., down round Yew Crag. Mostly dry weather but light rain on the way down.TopCat195918/09/2017
From Aira Force via Green Hill with Jackieclimbingkershaw08/09/2017
With Lou, Kerry, Nick, Will, Jasmine, Katie and Naomi. From our holiday cottage Low Longthwaite Farm. To Gowbarrow via the track above the church. Dropped down to the water falls afterwards.Butty29/08/2017
via Yew Crag and the shooting lodge. Great views up and down UllswaterMountainTerrier25/08/2017
Aira Force - Green Hill - Gowbarrow Fell - Great Meldrum - Little Meldrum - Watermillock Fell - The Hause.Mark Jackson13/08/2017
Walked from Aira Force car park [NT] to climb the 4 local summits.sooztops17/07/2017
Parked in Aira Force car park and walked a clockwise circular walk over Gowbarrow Fell on route with especially good views of Ullswater from the Southern face. A bit muggy with good views.Fell_wanderer28/06/2017
Circular from National Trust car park past the falls to Gowbarrow and then back the easy way down. With DelvaNeilb22/06/2017
From Aria Force https://wp.me/p8k0KU-dlLaurenExplores17/06/2017
Bryher's frst time up Gowbarrow, from Dockray... Inc both topsnordicstar23/05/2017
with ClairEllie's Hills07/05/2017
After house viewing in Lockerbie, quick up and down from Dockray on a beautiful day.SS04/05/2017
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