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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)
(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 328 users)ByDate of Ascent
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
2softsquare14/07/2018
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
+JBSimonK13/10/2017
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
SRFrank07/03/2016
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
NB & JTVin21/07/2015
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.Man of Kernow111/07/2015
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
KeithByTheC16/11/2013
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
P at The Hause-Watermillock Fell-Little Meldrum-Great Meldrum-Gowbarrow Fell x2-Green Hill-contoured back to style and then followed fence back to car.chrisbien04/03/2013
Watermillock Fell, Little Meldrum, Great Meldrum, Gowbarrow Fell, Gowbarrow Fell, Green Hill.ronaldo33313/12/2012
Layby NY 42360 23552 > Little Mell Fell > Watermillock Fell > Little Meldrum > Great Meldrum > Gowbarrow Fell (Wainwright) > GOWBARROW FELL (HuMP) heathery top > Gowbarrow Fell - Green Hill > NY 42360 23552Tony Hartry II05/12/2012
Climbed from the Aira Force car park while bagging some unclimbed Birkettsrobert29/10/2012
Second top of circuit.Dugswell212/10/2012
Green Hill (Gowbarrow Park) – Gowbarrow Fell – Great Meldrum – Little Meldrum – Watermillock Fell.benarbia again21/08/2012
With Jo, linear walk from Watermillock: road to Watermillock Church, path onto Gowbarrow Fell (2 tops), Gowbarrow Park, Green Hill, descending by the Memorial Seat to Aira Force cp. Weather; sunny with high intermittent cloud, warm, very good visibility.amblerbob12/07/2012
With Joy. From Parkbrow Foot car park. Over Green Hill to Gowbarrow Fell and followed the wall down.daveapotter07/07/2012
from Dockray, easy climb alongside wall and a wander around to visit the hump and trig tops. not much of a view today with low clouds.stig_nest01/07/2012
Walk via Aria Force alongside Ullswaterastokes18/06/2012
Realised this anomaly when completing the Wainwright.Nick Caunt30/12/2011
Survey with Graham Jackson, Janet and Jim Bloomer Galltywenallt14/10/2011
Topped on the same date as the Wainwright top.dc9621/08/2011
The Hause, Little Mell Fell, The Hause, Watermillock Fell, The Hause, Little Meldrum, Great Melldrum, Gowbarrow Fell, The Hause.Andy Hirst24/06/2011
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave23/02/2011
W Jenx from Aira Force - knoll near trig looks higher... I said it was and now its new HUMP. Easy tick therefore and no wasted effort!nordicstar29/01/2011
Traversed over this top on way down to Green Hill. Probably didn't visit this top on my visit to the trig on a very wet day in 1983.chriswatson20/10/2010
Direct ascent and return from car park at Aira Force inc Wainwright summit as well.knarf28/08/2010
Gowbarrow Fell - Gowbarrow Fell(w) - Great Meldrumronaldo33306/06/2010
Parked at start of footpath by the campsite to the NE. Lovely path. When finally leave the forest and go through the wall DONT go direct (like I did) follow the path that goes around the hill - it goes all the way to the top - bit patchy in a few places.destaylor14/04/2010
Took in this HuMP when doing the Wainwright close by on a wet and ever so slightly miserable March day. ***Revisited 14 Jun 2017 whilst doing the other Gowbarrow tops I didn't previously do.jonglew25/03/2010
With andy Beck and derek C.Lou19/06/2009
With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail & Danu. Clare carried Coel.Dangerous Dave03/05/2009
With Veronica, Hannah, Chris, Ian and Louise. From Glencoyne Parkmavero1023/10/2007
With Eire, Evan & Barnie.Dangerous Dave31/05/2007
Aira Force CP > Green Hill > Gowbarrow Fell > Great Meldrum > Little Meldrum > Watermillock Fell > Little Mell Fell > Swinburn's Park > Aira Force CPTony Hartry07/05/2007
RHW08/10/2006
With Jo, linear walk from Aira Force: Green Hill, Gowbarrow Fell (2 tops), Great Meldrum, Little Meldrum, Watermillock Fell then via The Hause and Bald Howe to Matterdale End. Weather; sunny with high intermittent cloud, warm, very good visibility.amblerbob21/08/2006
Solo.Dangerous Dave01/04/2006
According to my recorded track on MemoryMap. However, my brain memory is not so effective as to why I went there as well as the trig. But, phew as it was only last year that I tidied up a load of Birketts all around there.Martin R20/10/2003
Fri evening ascent -up from Southport for long w/e marshalling on 3 Peaks next dayChris Pearson12/07/2002
From Aira Force Car Park. Gowbarrow Fell, Little Mell Fell, Great Mell FellGeoff Briggs07/11/1998
Summit crossed during an orienteering event and re-ascended after the event.JohnW15/06/1997
One of the many 'summits' of this hill. First visit for many years.Aye Jimmy16/03/1997
With: hb sb tp mt kp; This was SB's first proper hill, walked up from Aira Force CP via Green Hill with Trevor Margaret and Katie. He made it up but got a carry back down. Not bad when you are only just over 2!Ian Baines04/10/1992
With: ib sb tp mt kp; Helen Baines04/10/1992
From Park Brow Foot via Yew Crag- a very beautiful walk through woodland and craggy bracken covered fellside. Good path, then fainter trods to the summit. Views over Ullswater are better lower down. Just 2h walking then off to meet Pete at Penrith station.pwheeler06/09/1991
Date est. Did it in an orienteering eventIanHHill06/06/1989
KMDNTcrazy23/08/1988
En route to Wainwright top. Have climbed it 11 times to date so happy to tick this hump top off!mick15/01/1988
Brow Foot car park, Gowbarrow Highest outcrop, Gowbarrow Wainwright, Little Mell and Great Mell Fells round.Eddie29/03/1984
from G Park to t'other.arranc17/04/1979
Climbed dozens of times over the years from all directionsiredale01/06/1970
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Jhimmy07/04/2019
Marra121/03/2019
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Adam Smith27/08/2018
PeteF24/07/2018
Neil Midgley15/07/2018
DocHoliday17/06/2018
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Stan The Man02/06/2018
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David-Guenot30/03/2018
russell6126/02/2018
tenerifebilly26/02/2018
hughbagger03/12/2017
belly29/10/2017
Ben Rinnes30/09/2017
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Kendall12/09/2017
robmurray01/09/2017
lakesrhino18/07/2017
Matt16/06/2017
jenx23/05/2017
bwm30/04/2017
philz00812/03/2017
JohnB16/02/2017
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Guy Heelis12/02/2016
AlanD07/12/2015
nickywood101/11/2015
Richard Gunn06/09/2015
jenx02/08/2015
kickstand-grange01/08/2015
Edwin Gradwell23/07/2015
George Gradwell23/07/2015
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Tricky08/02/2015
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PeteN14/01/2015
davechick13/01/2015
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JohnStoneham09/10/2014
MattPollard02/08/2014
Kevgbl20/07/2014
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Clive G10/05/2014
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