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Name:Gowbarrow Fell
Hill number:7833
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:Hump, Tump (400-499m)
(Hu,Tu,4)
Grid ref:NY 40731 21722
Summit feature:embedded rock
Drop:100.1m
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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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 225 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
Done soloAimless Rambler18/07/2015
walked from National Trust Aira Force car parkJacqdaw15/07/2015
Parked in the Aira Force NT car park off A592 at NY 40103 20025 - fee payable if not NT member. Took the path north on the eastern side of the Riddings Beck up to gate in wall at NY 400 216, then laid path up ENE nearly to trig point, diverting to climb the south summit first. Walk continued to north summit. With AT and JT on a cloudy windy day with a little sunshine.marktrengove11/07/2015
Parked in small lay by on A5091 opp Aira Force (NT car park very expensive I feel), over the bridge above the waterfall and up to Green Hill, Gowbarrow Park, Gowbarrow Fell, Gowbarrow Fell(W), Great Meldrum, back on footpath past Yew Crag and the bridge below the waterfall back to car park.Chipstertrain28/06/2015
Difficult to miss this alternative top as it stands prominent before the trig point emblazoned one!moorsman05/03/2015
With Neil, Emma and Bev on a round of four bags.simon and co13/02/2015
Cracking walk, parked at Watermillock church and did the 5 tops and came back along the low level path. Saw deer, red squirrel, frozen waterfall and not a lot of people. No pressures and bimbled along at my own leasurely pace taking in the views etc. very snowy and icy, could have done with my crampons for the road and paths! 5 Birketts and 1 Wainright.Mark T04/02/2015
From Aira Forcerb24/01/2015
With Lynfa from Dockray.Rob Pen y Garn23/10/2014
With the Wainwright summitbardolph10/09/2014
Quick visit from the Wainwright summit. Onto Green Hill.James McKnight26/07/2014
Climbed with DaveNutmar26/06/2014
first ascent, Showers and then heavy rain, warm, solo. dropped off at the hause climbed little mell fell, back to road & over the fence, Underwood, Little Meldrum, Great Meldrum, Gowbarrow Fell, minor ring contour and down to the path to the nt.'s aira force carpark to be collect.rum doodle 07/06/2014
With Liz and her family on way to caravan at Windermere.Arran2812/05/2014
Nicola, Wellsy, Jacqui, George & LucyDazza25/04/2014
Done in conduction with Gowbarrow Fell & Great Mell Fell, Little Mell Fell and Little Meldrum a very wet day involving a drive from the Mell Fells to GowbarrowShutterlag06/04/2014
School holiday with Han, Ian and Matthew hopkinsonJessicaelainesm01/04/2014
Via Aira Fallsre142111/03/2014
With Dave. Matterdale End - Great Mell Fell - Little Mell Fell - Gowbarrow Fell - Matterdale End.ClaireCalverley09/12/2013
Aira Force to Pooley Bridge.Jake99428/11/2013
Aira Force to Threlkeld.Smudge01/11/2013
With the family (4yrs & 9Yrs)from Aira Beck High force. Steep drop descending from right of summit.CaraAnneB04/08/2013
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel, Alfie & Damian.Dangerous Dave15/07/2013
All Three Gowbarrow tops. Very nice circular walk although plateau a bit squelchy.ijpowell03/05/2013
From Aira Force after visiting Trig point firstCrib Goch30/04/2013
Parked at Aira force then made my way up here via Bernard Pike. Lovely day for it, almost T shirt and shorts weather..hillhiker07/04/2013