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:Westmorland and Furness
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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Lovely circular walk from Aira Force car park including both summits. With D.webmaster25/04/2024
Birkett CLF MEL 2.Sedge16/02/2024
Parked at the NT Aira Force car park (NT free) and followed the circular walk anti-clockwise to Gowbarrow Fell trig and nearby hp. Aira Force waterfalls very impressive with recent heavy rain. Blustery with occasional hail/rain showers. Some views S across Ullswater. With Gillian, Harriet and Mike.richard6929/12/2023
Round of Three Wainwrights, Great Mell Fell, Little Mell Fell, Gowbarrow Fell, descent to Dockray and then Walk back to car via Matterdale. Nice circuit on a lovely crisp day.Longwojo24/11/2023
A repeat visit to Gowbarrow to tick off all the tops we missed 13 years ago with a pleasant walk-in from Watermillock Church. A better top than the trig point.milimana26/10/2023
From Gowbarrow Park, a dozen or more people in ones & twos at the trig; none of them even glanced in this direction.agentmancuso07/09/2023
With the parentals in the carrier. Beautiful sunny day. Fast asleep on the summit.alder19/07/2023
Green Hill - Gowbarrow Park, Gowbarrow Park, Gowbarrow Fell & Gowbarrow Fell (Wainwright) from Aira Force parking area.JasonStark05/07/2023
Gowbarrow Fell from High Cascades car park, visiting both the Wainwright summit at the trig and the Hump summit. Splendid view of the head of Ullswater and surrounding fells from the summit. 4km with 300m ascent taking 1h 10m.silveracorn_alan17/05/2023
From Aira Force. 12.5 km, 640 m asc. Up by Bernard Pike to to the summits Green Hill, Gowbarrow Park and Gowbarrow Fell (Hu and trig point). Continuing NE over Great and Little Meldrum and Watermillock Fell to The Hause. Back SW by the Swinburn's Park path. https://www.flickr.com/photos/samandjo/albums/72177720306851613SalmonJoe18/03/2023
Visited by accident to see if view better, don't bother. Company: SCiandesbottes19/02/2023
Wainwright Walk 37: Spider (Great Mell Fell, Little Mell Fell & Gowbarrow Fell)DavidHiner28/01/2023
11 miles 2800ft walk, from Quarry carpark to Gowbarrow Fell, Little Mell Fell, Great Mell Fell and Great Meldrum.stephenbuda08/10/2022
The Boo and I took the arduous route from the Wainwright summit. You won't need a picnic to sustain you on your journey between the two summitsAlphaville19923/09/2022
Lay-by south of bridge in Dockray. Good path over Gowbarrow, Gt Meldrum Little Mell and Great Mell. Back along lanes and paths.Flatfield25/08/2022
Quick up and down from Dockray also visiting Wainwright summit.NormanW12/07/2022
The Mell fells in very hot and still conditions.atreides788710/07/2022
Little Mell - Great Mell - Gowbarrow looptwg2720/04/2022
Great Mell Fell, Little Mell Fell, Gowbarrow Fell, Gowbarrow Fell, Gowbarrow Park, Green Hillkeithouk10/04/2022
Rainy! With R and B.jenx17/03/2022
Rock outcrop south of trig, unclear which is actually higher. Windy but sunny. Continue to Hagg Wood; don't ascend the southern tops.Denise 09/03/2022
A nice little hill with 3 possible high points. Unable to differentiate by Abney in the gusting 50mph wind.RichardM09/03/2022
Laura kay n floLauralj8403/03/2022
Great Mell Fell, Little Mell Fell and Gobarrow (both tops) with trimarc2. Lovely bright and crisp day. Drove in between each hill which felt like cheating!Fionalevey22/12/2021
with Fionatrimarc222/12/2021
With Isabel & Olivia from High Cascades Car Park. Continued to Aira Force via the Memorial Seat. Mostly dry with occasional very light drizzle.alistairpooler25/09/2021
Gowbarrow Fell (Wainwright): Gowbarrow Fell; Gowbarrow Park; Greenhill. Solo from Aira Force Car Parkytfckent17/09/2021
Tom & Xiaohuitomparkes18/08/2021
From Aria Force car park pretty easy climb with my son. Work has been done to the path to make it a bit less boggy.smiffy7712/08/2021
12.1 miles 2722ft walk. Start at Force Waterfall Quarry carpark Ullswater, to Gowbarrow Fell, Common Fell, Watermillock Common, Swineside Knott, Brown Hills, Birkett Fell, Hart Side and Round How, back to carpark.stephenbuda17/07/2021
Parked Aria Force Main CP. Walked up via the waterfalls, left path to trig point about half way up to cut accross to Gowbarrow Park, then on to Gowbarrow Fell and the Trig point. Headed East from the trig point and followed the path round the fell back to the CP.... With CaroleDave24/05/2021
dockray round 16 topsholtsd29/04/2021
High cascades CP. Down to Aira Force. Along Ullswater Way to Yew Crag, then direct up to Green Hill. Over other three tops and down by the very messy main path. Beautiful afternoon. With B and R.jenx17/03/2021
From High Cascades CP. Down to Aira Force then anti-clockwise round the tops. Scattering of snow. With B and R.jenx22/01/2021
Little Mell,then a walk across the tops to Gowbarrow and down to Dockray. With Bryher. Snow and lots of ice on the paths.jenx04/01/2021
6wcroasdell06/12/2020
With Éire & Alfie.Dangerous Dave08/11/2020
With B and R.jenx05/10/2020
Picked this one up on our way to green hillKent Mark10/09/2020
Birthday baggingPhilipChaston04/09/2020
RevisitDave Geere18/08/2020
Solo fr NY402201 after drive N fr Norfolk (and caught by speed camera nr Grantham, I later discovered!) and checking in to tiny sgl rm at Brackenrigg Inn. Delightful runnable path round E then N, and back S over the knobbly tops, then steeper down WSW to woodland paths again. 5pm to 7pm. Well-broken masses of dark clouds, dramatic skies!NorfolkPT2102/08/2020
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
Part of the Mighty Hike in memory of Helenbenji_willy13/07/2019
Great viewsTigger424216/06/2019
With K and RM from Dockray. Parking unproblematic, route well signpostedAshley25/02/2019