Bow Fell

Overview
Height: 2,960 Feet 902 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 244 064
Area: Southern
Ordnance Survey: OL6
Wainwright Guidebook: Four

Bow Fell is a mountain of noble aspect and rare distinction, there is both grace and strength in the upper reaches, it is a challenge that cannot be denied. The Climbers Traverse is a very enjoyable high-level route leading to excellent rock scenery. The Traverse is a series of up’s and down’s but generally keeps to a horizontal course. Except at the small col the ground falls away steeply on the valley side of the path.

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

Esk Pike, Ore Gap and Bow Fell from Lingcove Beck, Upper Eskdale.

Bow Fell from Brotherilkeld Farm.

Bow Fell and Bowfell Links from Three Tarns.

Looking down on the Bow Fell Climbers Traverse from the ascent alongside the Slab.

The Slab, Bow Fell.

The top of the Slab, Bow Fell.

Bowfell Buttress from the Climbers Traverse, Bow Fell.

Bow Fell summit.

 

There are 10 walks to choose from including Bow Fell

Bow Fell and Crinkle Crags from Great Langdale

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2nd January 2017
ASCENT: 3,192 Feet - 973 Metres
MILES: 8
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Bow Fell - Crinkle Crags
ROUTE: Rossett Bridge - Old Dungeon Ghyll – Stool End Farm – The Band – Bow Fell Climbers Traverse – Great Slab – Bow Fell – Three Tarns – Crinkle Crags – Long Top – Red Tarn (Langdale) – Browney Gill – Oxendale – Oxendale Beck – Stool End Farm – Old Dungeon Ghyll- Rossett Bridge
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks Walk 26 - The head of Great Langdale

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13th August 2016
ASCENT: 4,989 Feet - 1,521 Meters
MILES: 12.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Rossett Pike - Esk Pike - Bowfell - Crinkle Crags - Cold Pike - Pike O'Blisco
ROUTE: Old Dungeon Ghyll - Mickleden - Cumbrian Way - Rossett Gill - Rossett Pike - Angle Tarn - Esk Hause - Esk Pike - Ore Gap - Bowfell - Three Tarns - Crinkle Crags - Cold Pike - Red Tarn - Pike O'Blisco - Wrynose Fell - Redacre Gill - Wall End - Old Dungeon Ghyll
 

Esk Pike, Bowfell and Crinkle Crags from Cockley Beck

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12th October 2015
ASCENT: 3,332 Feet - 1,022 Meters
MILES: 9.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Esk Pike - Bowfell - Crinkle Crags
ROUTE: Cockley Beck Bridge - Mosedale - Lingcove Beck - High Gait Crags - Yeastyrigg Crags - Pike de Bield - Esk Pike - Ore Gap - Hanging Knotts - Bowfell Buttress - Bowfell - Three Tarns - Crinkle Crags - Stonesty Pike - Little Stand - Cockley Beck Bridge
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 16 -Crinkles to Bowfell

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14th June 2015
ASCENT: 3,670 Feet - 1,119 Metres
MILES: 8.5
SUMMITS OVER 2,000 Ft: 9, Crinkle One - Crinkle Two (Long Top/Summit) - Crinkle Three - Crinkle Four - Crinkle Five (Gunson Knott) - Shelter Crags - Bowfell - Bowfell Buttress - Hanging Knotts
ROUTE: Three Shire Stone, Wrynose Pass - Red Tarn - Crinkle Crags - Shelter Crags - Three Tarns - Bowfell - Bowfell Buttress - Hanging Knotts - Bowfell - Crinkle Crags - Red Tarn - Three Shire Stone
 

Bowfell via The Climbers Traverse from ODG

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28th December 2014
ASCENT: 2,642 Feet – 805 Meters
MILES: 8
WAINWRIGHTS: Bow Fell
ROUTE: Old Dungeon Ghyll – Stool End Farm – The Band – Bowfell Climbers Traverse – Great Slab – Bowfell – Three Tarns – The Band – Stool End Farm – Old Dundeon Ghyll
 

Bowfell & Crinkle Crags from ODG


21st September 2014
ASCENT: 3,330 Feet – 1015 Meters
MILES: 8
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Bow Fell – Crinkle Crags
ROUTE: Old Dungeon Ghyll – Stool End Farm – The Band – Bowfell Climbers Traverse – Great Slab – Bowfell – Three Tarns – Crinkle Crags – Long Top – Red Tarn (Langdale) – Browney Gill – Oxendale – Oxendale Beck – Stool End Farm – Old Dungeon Ghyll
 

Bowfell via the Climbers Traverse

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13th July 2013
ASCENT: 2,642 Feet, 805 Metres
MILES: 6.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, Bow Fell
ROUTE: Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel – Stool End Farm – The Band – Climbers Traverse – Great Slab – Bowfell – Three Tarns – The Band – Stool End Farm – Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel
 

‘A grand day for it’ Bow Fell to Esk Pike

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2nd December 2012
ASCENT: 966 Metres, 3,169 Feet
MILES: 9.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Bow Fell – Esk Pike – Allen Crags – Rossett Pike
ROUTE: Old Dungeon Ghyll – Stool End Farm – The Band – Three Tarns – Bow Fell – Ore Gap – Esk Pike – Esk Hause – Allen Crags – Angle Tarn (Langstrath)  – Rossett Pike – Cumbrian Way  – Rossett Gill – Mickleden – Old Dungeon Ghyll
 

Bow Fell from Cockley Beck

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25th March 2012
ASCENT: 1,378 Metres, 4,520 Feet
MILES: 7.9
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Crinkle Crags & Bow Fell
ROUTE: Cockley Beck – Ulpha Fell – Little Stand – The Bad Step – Crinkle Crags – Three Tarns – Climbers Traverse – Bow Fell – Three Tarns – Lingcove Beck – Moasdale – Moasdale Beck – Cockley Bridge
 

Crinkle Crags & Bow Fell

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15th November 2009
ASCENT: 945 Mtrs  3100 Ft
MILES: xxx
WAINWRIGHTS: 2  Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell
ROUTE: xxxx
 

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