Bowscale Fell

The lovely little village of Mungrisdale (pronounced Mun-grize-dl) is the start of this short walk. Initially climbing steeply up Raven Crags on the northern outskirts of the village, the route soon eases and becomes a pleasant stroll along the ridge. A couple of false summits can easily lead to confusion if in mist, but otherwise this is a simple and rewarding walk.

There are a number of parking places: the Recreation Rooms, and opposite the telephone box, both of which have an honesty box. Also some of the verges are often used. Best to avoid popular times of day and, whenever you go, park sensibly.

Storm Desmond in December 2015 damaged a bridge and small section of the path just outside Mungrisdale on the return from the fell. This necessitates a slight diversion which crosses some potentially boggy ground where care, and a little more experience to judge the line appropriately is required than the walk would otherwise need.