Re-visiting Bowscale Fell

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By euant on 31/12/19 at 11:00pm (last edited 01/01/20 at 12:50am)

Hills walked:
Bowscale Fell Far East Top (Synge)
Date started:31/12/2019
Distance:11.3 km or 7.0 miles
Ascent:589m or 1932ft
Descent:590m or 1936ft
Start OSGB:NY363302
Time taken:2:19

It's not been very long since my last visit to Bowscale Fell, but the weather this morning was perfect for a wander up. There had been a fairly heavy frost overnight, but the morning was bright and clear leading to some spectacular views. There were a load of other people who had very clearly had the same idea.

I did the route in reverse this time, starting out on the main path next to the telephone box and combing back down at the far end of Mungrisdale. This proved to be a mistake - the path down is terribly steep and made of quite loose stone and mud which is difficult to manage with a dog pulling on a lead.

There were still a few small patches of snow tucked in where the sun can't quite reach them, but nothing on the actual paths at the top.

Looking across to Blencathra looked like it was absolutely heaving up there - I could see at least 10 people on the way up from the Bowscale Fell side from Bannerdale Crags and there would almost certainly be more on the other side.

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