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Name:Gowbarrow Fell
Hill number:7833
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:Hump, Tump (400-499m)
Grid ref:NY 40731 21722
Summit feature:embedded rock
Col:381.1m  NY 42362 23524  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S
Observations:knoll 25m S at NY 40732 21699 is 8cm lower; hill 2610 (rock 3m SE of trig point) is 1cm lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Second Survey of Gowbarrow Fell (Final).doc
Comments:Wainwright/Birkett is hill 2610
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Parked at Dochray. Nice evening walk.PGCE13/06/2020
Xmas 2019 Walk from NT Aira Force CP. Visiting both the Wainwright and HUMP summits. Climbed up via the waterfalls and returned via the terrace path - lovely and quiet when reaching the open fell side. Great views down Ullswater as the sun was setting.Jephcote8325/12/2019
The Hause > Little Mell Fell > Great Mell Fell > Gowbarrow > Great Meldrum > Little Meldrum > Watermillock Fell > The Hausejohnkaysleftleg12/10/2019
Mini-round of the 4 Gowbarrow summits from the main Aira Force car parks. Bit of an odd one - this, the highest point on the hill, is only a short distance from the very popular and clearly separated Wainwright and trig summit 100m away - standing onthis one you deal feel all the daytrippers by the trig staring across at you and wondering what you're doing at the wrong summit. Little do they know...!wheresthepath30/09/2019
Dalemain, ullswater, gowbarrow, glenridding, howtown, lowther castleLancylass13/07/2019
Great viewsTigger424216/06/2019
With K and RM from Dockray. Parking unproblematic, route well signpostedAshley25/02/2019
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
Out SW and return from the road col south of Little Mell Fell.vegibagger21/01/2019
Bagged with the Wainwright summit. Parked at NT Aira Force, walked with Lindsey; dry and cloudy-bright.Skip20/01/2019
Lovely sunsetejjohnstone01/01/2019
From Great Meldrum via Wainwright summit. On to Gowbarrow Park.Wycombe Wanderer16/12/2018
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
From NT Quarry Car Park - Gowbarrow Fell - Little Mell Fell loopscreeleep08/07/2018
great day avoided higher fells due to low cloud solo walkcolinfielding22/04/2018
Cold and wet.Moorponder15/04/2018
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
3/9 (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
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
Bryher's first time up Gowbarrow, from Dockraynordicstar23/05/2017
After house viewing in Lockerbie, quick up and down from Dockray on a beautiful day.SS04/05/2017
From Gowbarrow Park, on way to Gowbarrow Fell Trig point. Sunny. On my own.alwaysinshorts23/03/2017
Lovely walk from Aria looping around A bit boggy after last nights rainTobo196918/03/2017
From Aira ForceWifey201618/03/2017
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
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
2 in 1 summitsdentalchimp01/01/2017
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. This time actually went to the new summit.Mark Jackson24/12/2016
From NT CP @ NY396210 (expensive & socially excluding). Naively did not expect so many people - estimated 40 visits to the TP in half an hour, but just 4 of us enjoyed a lunch break at the highest point.summitsup02/10/2016
A short hop from the Wainwright. Number 4 for 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. A neglected summit compared to its near neighbour. (PM)gerrybowes13/09/2016
On a rest day, quick out around the Gowbarrow tops, start/finish Dockraynordicstar24/06/2016
Walked up from Ulcat Row, pretty much pathless and had to climb drystone wall to get across to summit, bagged Wainwrights summit as well as proper summit, went back down and over wall the same way, bagged Gt Mell Fell, Lt Mell Fell and did a 9 mile walk on Souther Fell, Bannerdale Crags and Bowscale Fell earlier that day. Sunny.DanTrig07/04/2016
On the way to the Wainwright summit.bevandy11424/03/2016
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
From minor road under Little Mell Fell, a round of Watermillock, Little Meldrum, Great Meldrum, Gowbarrow (Hu) and Green Hill.rhalstead30/12/2015
great meldrum, gowbarrow fell, and green hill from ulcat row.robertphillips06/12/2015
Highly enjoyable circular walk from Aira Force on grand autumnal day,initially by memorial seat path-Wainwright Gowbarrow Fell(revisit)-Gowbarrow Fell-Gowbarrow Park-Green Hill(revisit).With Oscar.catman26/10/2015
With Catman.oscarrosie26/10/2015
from Aira Force car park, with Meldrum's, Watermillock Fell & Little Mell. really enjoyable walk.joseph mitchell09/10/2015
Climbed as part of Mell Fell Medley with Andrew Dunkley. Started just north of Brownrigg Farm, went up and down Great Mell Fell, over to little Mell Fell and round to Gowbarrow fell. Used Andrew Leeney's route.jackfowler14/08/2015
Jaunt out from Dockray with Rick Jen and old friend not seen for 20 odd years Simon Wright, over main tops and down to Aira Force through high and wet bracken then back up to Dockray for lunch. Nice views, loads of tourists as usual. Aira in good force!Mark T02/08/2015
With Jen, Si and Mark T from Dockray. Oft repeated, good weather considering forecast. Over the near tops and back for lunch at the Royal.nordicstar02/08/2015
Linear walk from NT car park above Aira Force. Green Hill > Gowbarrow Park > Gowbarrow Fell S Top > Gowbarrow Fell > Hagg Hill [Hagg Wood] > Birk Crag then down to minor road. (Second visits to Green Hill & Gowbarrow Fell.)David Gradwell23/07/2015