Area:Lake District - Southern Fells
Classification:Wainwright, Birkett, Hewitt, Nuttall, HuMP, and sub Marilyn
(also Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
Maps:OL6(N) Explorer or 89, 90 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY244064         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Summit:rib of rock 5m NE of cairn - photo
Daylight:dawn 04:00, sunrise 04:50, sunset 21:28, dusk 22:18
External links:Wikipedia

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Standing at the head of Langdale, Bowfell's conical summit sits atop a much larger and flatter block. Ridges extend south, east, and north dropping to Ore Gap and access to Scafell.

The main routes of ascent are from Langdale where The Band drops down to the valley floor and The Old Dungeon Ghyll. South is Shelter and Crinkle Crags by way of the wonderfully named Three Tarns, which often only has two tarns! On the east face are the climbing areas of Bowfell buttress and Cambridge Crags, from the climbers traverse is the Great Slab: a massive flat slab of rock inclined about 30 degrees and a couple of hundred feet long.

Why not try walking up this hill using one of our walks:

... or, if you've walked it already, why not log on or register and record your walk?

Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: 147matt, 19wayne68, @woody, adgl, AGJ64, ahampson, Andy Duff, anthbowles, Ashleighatkinson, atessa, awall, beckylindeman, beth, Bilberry, bluegrassbella, budgie, CarlandHay, CARLOS (x13), Carolwildbird (twice), chloealina, Chris the rambler, chrisandbex, chrisfry35 (x10), CodyJ, Cowles, daleheadged, DANE2766, Danrobinson, darrendixon, Darrenh, Dave Martin, Daver64, davew, Daz Graham, digby, distantecho, DJSibbald, domusmantell, drsylvester68, dsutton101, DukeNukem, DuncanG22, Econ, Ejuk, Felltopper, fellwalker68, fizzerfox, Floydian1, gallowshill (x4), Gary Stanley, GaryR, gbh (x3), gilly_3886, Ginty, gossy251, goth_angel, GraemeLackford, Hannahfw, Harter hod carrier (twice), hhampson, highdave, hillbilly, Howdo, i2am2no2man, iggsypoo, James48, JamieL, Jandy, jegger, JimRiley, JulesMC, Kanianne (twice), Katherined, kierandol, Kingskerswell, Lakeviewlad, Lancashire Lad (x6), Lancylass, Lb2007, leedrich, lludwinski, lucygordonxo, Luly, mariablky (x3), MarjWatson, markhallam, Mc49, MickRadford, Mikew92, motley 55 (x3), munrobracket, mush145, Nathaniel Hillman, navdave (x3), neil_h, NickiG, Nottspanther, onceuponatime, Orayner15, pah800, PaulG1952 (twice), PDB1963, peterb, Peterfishwick, racheljanemchugh, RockChick, RuslandRambler (twice), samross, ScoutScarShuffler, sgrice56, SheepFarmer,, Shortnick, skiddawlittleboy, Smoo1610, Spacemonkey, springfishblue, SteelFellLover, Stephenmshanks, Steve18566, steve71, StevetheRover (x4), Stoney, Strangerclur, Stuchlik, Susanna, Sylwia J Kociemba (twice), ThinArthur, vinmac, Wayne-1977, (twice), wolfgangb, wrowlands3, and yorkmunrobagger.

In our forum you can read the following walk reports which include this hill:

If you need accommodation we have details of 19 properties offering rooms near Bowfell. Here are some examples:

4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£1391-7274 per week
7.5km (4.6 miles) away, sleeps 10
4 Tourist Board Assessed Cottage
£434-2036 per week
8.2km (5.1 miles) away, sleeps 4
4 Tourist Board Assessed Cottage
£850-3900 per week
8.5km (5.3 miles) away, sleeps 4

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