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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, Clem
(W,B,Sy,Fel,Cm)
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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The Hause > Little Mell Fell > Great Mell Fell > Gowbarrow > Great Meldrum > Little Meldrum > Watermillock Fell > The Hausejohnkaysleftleg12/10/2019
with Kevin, Ralph and GusAbiD12/10/2019
Mini-round of the 4 Gowbarrow summits from the main Aira Force car parks. This is a very popular summit - there were quite a few tourists here already despite the relatively early hour. Decent views, although not a patch on the ones from the Green Hill summit at the southern end of the plateau. Returned to Aira Force at a run via the new path heading west-ish from the summit, trying to dodge the exhausted tourists heading upwards. Must be a dull slog climbing this path - we were glad we'd instead come up the stunning Bernard Pike path at the SW corner of the plateau. I slipped and fell bum first in a large muddy puddle at one point, and spent the rest of the day being ridiculed for having dysentery!wheresthepath30/09/2019
wet walk with Stuart and Bob, set off from Aira Forcerossdrummond27/09/2019
Completed as part of Ullswater WayMarion20/09/2019
Parked at GR405 226. Followed a good track to wall at GR399 216 where a good path climbs steeply to the summit. With LP.wombourne16/09/2019
Liam’s Insta meet....ullswater way. No Ed Sheeran for me!!!Sockpan17/08/2019
Bagged quickly whilst marshalling a Macmillan Mighty Hike.Wheelsy13/07/2019
Great ViewsTigger424216/06/2019
with Nick, Tom, Rachel, Dave, Harry and WillJacqdaw29/05/2019
Great weather again; strolled up through Aira Forcejeffpl21/05/2019
From Dockray with Peter, round taking in the fallsInez06/05/2019
During GL3D, with Catherine Hrichardsun05/05/2019
In revolting weather with Dad and my family. One 2m fm contact only for WOTAM0YDH26/04/2019
Parked at the middle national trust car park and headed into Airaforce. Crossed over and walked out to High Force and headed straight out into the field behind until you come to the wall. Take a right through the gate and follow wall up the back of Gowbarrow then follow the path to summit. Desend down the front and back to Airaforce. with RichieZoe Little07/04/2019
With K and RMAshley25/02/2019
No Lindsaytraceya8124/02/2019
Gowbarrow Fell & Aira Forcesms.3716/02/2019
From Aira Force car park following paths up over Green Hill, then descending on paths slightly further to the N. Walked back by the river and water falls. Well worth the visit.LizH05/02/2019
With Debs, Ali & Talisker. Circuit of Green Hill, Gowbarrow Park, Gowbarrow Fell (2 tops), Gt Meldrum, Little Meldrum, Hag Hill (Although due to a 7 foot deer fence just look at the top from 20 ft away) & Birk Crag.Mountain Goat03/02/2019
Very Wetcleasbyr26/01/2019
Out SW and return from the road col south of Little Mell Fell.vegibagger21/01/2019
Second round of Wainwrights. Parked at NT Aira Force. Walked up beside the beck past the falls then east up the wall to Gowbarrow trig. To return, headed south across the crags and second top. Walked with Lindsey; dry and cloudy-bright.Skip220/01/2019
Second visit to Gowbarrow. Parked at NT Aira Force. Followed the beck then east up the wall to the summit trig then south to the second top. Walked with Lindsey; dry and cloudy-bright.Skip20/01/2019
Done as part of the Ullswater Way route. Muddy going up from Aira Force but nice path down from summit.Magellan7619/01/2019
Lovely sunsetejjohnstone01/01/2019
Post parkrun Climbed from Aira Force with Hattie, Iain and SophieJonathanConey29/12/2018
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 Jenx and Bryher from Dockray on the good path. Continued north and circled around the hill on the newish Ullswater Way trail before cutting up from Aira Force to Dockraynordicstar07/10/2018
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
Climbed as part of a circular route from Ullswater park camp site, took in Aira Force en route. Beautifully hot day out.dianepick30/06/2018
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