Bowfell

Area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County:Cumberland/Westmorland and Furness
Country:England
Classification:Wainwright, Birkett, Hewitt, Nuttall, HuMP, High Hill of Britain, and sub Marilyn
(also Clem, Sim, Fellranger, Synge, and Tump)
Height:902.9m (with a drop of 148.2m)
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 04:13, sunrise 05:01, sunset 21:16, dusk 22:04
External links:Wikipedia

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Bowfell
Bowfell


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.

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Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: 147matt, 19wayne68, @woody, adgl, AGJ64, ahampson, ajpicky1995, Alan0409, Andy Duff, andypresley, annie26793, anthbowles, Ashleighatkinson, atessa, awall, Becky28, beckylindeman, beth, Bilberry, Biscuits17, Bluebeard, bluegrassbella, bob.taylor100, budgie, CarlandHay, CARLOS (x13), Carolwildbird (twice), chloealina, Chris the rambler, chrisandbex, chrisfry35 (x10), CodyJ, Cowles, daleheadged, DANE2766, Danrobinson, darrendixon, Darrenh, Dave Martin, Daver64, davew, David_F (x13), DavidMBurnett, Daz Graham, digby, distantecho, DJSibbald, domusmantell, drsylvester68, dsutton101, DukeNukem, DuncanG22, Econ, Ejuk, Elaineb, Elina, Felltopper (twice), fellwalker68, fizzerfox, Floydian1, gallowshill (x4), Gary Stanley, GaryR, gbh (x3), gilly_3886 (twice), Ginty, gossy251, goth_angel, GraemeLackford, griff44, Hannahfw, Harter hod carrier (x7), HayleyT, hhampson, highdave, hillbilly, Homesick Scorrie, Howdo, Hutchy22, i2am2no2man, iggsypoo, Itismegann, JA_Gorman, James48, JamieL, Jandy, jegger, JimRiley, johngraham5056@aol.com, Jojo777, JulesMC, Kanianne (x3), kasw3670, Katherined, Katie McBride, Kieranatt98, kierandol, Kingskerswell, Lakeviewlad, Lancashire Lad (x6), Lancylass, Lb2007, leedrich, lilyybarnes, lludwinski, lucygordonxo, Luizawoods, Luly, mariablky (x3), MarjWatson, markhallam, Mc49, McLeish, michaelrusman@hotmail.com, MickRadford, Mikew92, motley 55 (x3), Mountain Zulu, munrobracket, mush145, Nathaniel Hillman (twice), navdave (x3), neil_h, NickiG, Nottspanther (twice), onceuponatime, Orayner15, pah800 (twice), PaulG1952 (twice), PaulSpink, PDB1963, Petemoss (x17), peterb, Peterfishwick, pottyscotty (twice), racheljanemchugh, Rebecca55, Riven, RockChick, Rudi2309, RuslandRambler (x3), samross, ScoutScarShuffler, sgrice56, SheepFarmer, shivtc@yahoo.co.uk, Shortnick, skiddawlittleboy, slamiga, Smoo1610, SophieWalker, Spacemonkey, springfishblue (twice), SteelFellLover, Stephenmshanks, Steve18566, steve71, StevetheRover (x4), Stoney, Strangerclur, Stuchlik, Susanna, Sylwia J Kociemba (twice), The Ozard, ThinArthur (twice), Toy poodle, Trevor123, Tricia15, tunebluez, vinmac, Walmo124, Wayne-1977, wezboyes@hotmail.com (x3), wolfgangb, wrowlands3, and yorkmunrobagger.

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Photo by Elizabeth Oldham and is our copyright. For more information about this photo, including on copyright, see the photo's home page.

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