Bowfell was the third Wainwright I ever climbed back in April 2007 and there is no reason I have been putting it off, it's an awesome fell! Nice to be up here in wintery conditions too!


Date: 23rd November 2013 Ascent (m/ft): 1304m (4278ft)
  Start Location: New Dungeon Ghyll Highest Point: Bowfell (902m/2960ft)
  Time Started: 09:34 Parking: National Trust Car Park
  Duration: 5 Hours 56 Minutes Weather: Cloudy, Base Approx 600m

18.9km (11.74 Miles)

Difficulty: Difficult
New Dungeon Ghyll - Old Dungeon Ghyll - Mickleden - Rossett Pike (650m/2133ft) - Angle Tarn - Allen Crags (785m/2575ft) - Esk Hause - Esk Pike (885m/2904ft) - Ore Gap - Bowfell (902m/2960ft) - Three Tarns - The Band (568m/1863ft) - Stool End Farm - Old Dungeon Ghyll - New Dungeon Ghyll

I had to start todays walk from New Dungeon Ghyll because after arriving at Old Dungeon Ghyll the car park was already full! This photo is showing a dusting of snow on Crinkle Crags and Bowfell. The ridge in the centre is The Band which I will be descending down.

Crinkle Crags - Its been a while since I was last up there too...

Bowfell and Rossett Pike.

A view up to Pike O'Stickle as I work my way through Mickleden.

Rossett Pike ahead. My path took me to the depression to the left of Rossett Pike.

The weather forecast was for it to clear up and be a bit sunnier. Unfortunately this never happened and the cloud never lifted.

Rossett Pike summit cairn.

Angle Tarn. This is the first time I have ever seen this (properly).

Angle Tarn from the other side.

The summit cairn on Allen Crags.

Now on Esk Pike and this cairn is on the slightly lower peak.

This is the highest point of Esk Pike.

My approach to Bowfell.

Bowfell summit.

The cloud just started to break as I descended from Bowfell. This is the Great Slab.

Thee Tarns between Bowfell and Crinkle Crags. Eskdale to the far right.

Pike O'Blisco and behind that, Wetherlam.

The Band. On the way down I nipped up to the summit (Birkett fell).

The Band summit is just a rocky platform.

A last view down to Great Langdale and Lingmoor Fell.