|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 04:10, sunrise 05:00, sunset 21:36, dusk 22:27|
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:
Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: JimRiley, samross, adgl, Lancylass, DukeNukem, PaulG1952 (twice), distantecho, Gary Stanley, goth_angel, Hannahfw, Stephenmshanks, steve71, gallowshill (x4), hillbilly, domusmantell, Strangerclur, RockChick, Sylwia J Kociemba, gilly_3886, anthbowles, peterb, Stoney, Spacemonkey, Smoo1610, kierandol, sgrice56, motley 55 (x3), drsylvester68, fizzerfox, JamieL, daleheadged, Chris the rambler, CarlandHay, budgie, Mikew92, Carolwildbird (twice), CARLOS (x13), dsutton101, Ginty, Ejuk, AGJ64, wolfgangb, jegger, Susanna, beth, StevetheRover (x4), i2am2no2man, Andy Duff, GraemeLackford, Shortnick, ThinArthur, digby, Lancashire Lad (x6), gbh (x3), Kingskerswell, and ScoutScarShuffler.
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