Bowfell - Route One



Start - ODG Hotel NY 285 060 Distance - 3.3 miles Ascent - 2,670 feet Time - 2 hours : 40 minutes


The National Trust car park beside the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel
Crinkle Crags from Great Langdale
Crinkle Crags above Oxendale from the approach road to Stool End Farm at the foot of The Band
Pike o' Stickle and Gimmer Crag from Great Langdale
Looking right from the Stool End road to Pike o' Blisco and Gimmer Crag
Stool End Farm
Stool End Farm, the path passes to the left of the farmhouse
The popular route to Bowfell via The Band leaves the track at the top of a short rise.  The track continues on into Oxendale
Pike o' Stickle and Gimmer Crag from Stool End
Martcrag Moor and Pike o' Stickle across Mickleden
Oxendale
Crinkle Crags above the head of Oxendale
Great Langdale
Looking back to Great Langdale
Looking up to Shelter Crags from the path alongside Oxendale Beck
Crinkle Gill
Crinkle Gill
Whorneyside Force and the summit of Bowfell come into view
 A short distance past Crinkle Gill there is a substantial footbridge crossing Buscoe Sike
Looking back from the footbridge to Great Langdale
Whorneyside Force

The path passes above the impressive cascade of Whorneyside Force
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Hell Gill
Above Whorneyside Force the path re-crosses Buscoe Sike and passes the deep cleft of Hell Gill
Bowfell from Hell Gill
Bowfell from Hell Gill
Bowfell above the upper reaches of Buscoe Sike.  The route continues on towards the col of Three Tarns
Pike o' Blisco from Hell Gill
Pike o' Blisco from the top of Hell Gill
Bowfell from Buscoe Sike
The path is indistinct in parts but improves as it nears the col
Pike o' Stickle and Harrison Stickle over The Band
 The summits of Pike o' Stickle and Harrison Stickle appear over The Band
Approaching the col where this route joins the path from The Band
Looking back to the Langdale Pikes from The Band path
Looking back from the col along the route
The Scafells from Three Tarns
Scafell and Scafell Pike from Three Tarns
Bowfell from Three Tarns
 From Three Tarns a very rough and stony path leads up the southern flank of Bowfell 
Scafell from the path above Three Tarns
Looking up the higher part of the path above Three Tarns
From the same point looking down to Three Tarns
The view to Eskdale from the path 
Slight Side and Scafell
The path emerges onto the summit ridge near the top of Flat Crags where the view opens out to the north
Passing the Great Slab of Flat Crags
The summit of Bowfell from the Great Slab
Scafell and Scafell Pike from the ridge path below the summit
Approaching the summit of Bowfell
Esk Pike From Bowfell
Esk Pike from the summit of Bowfell
The north western fells from the summit of Bowfell
Looking north to Skiddaw
Langstrath with Blencathra on the horizon
The Great Slab and the Langdale Pikes
Pike o' Blisco and Wetherlam
Hard Knott and Harter Fell
Slight Side and Cam Spout Crag above Great Moss
The Scafells from Bowfell
Scafell and Scafell Pike from the summit of Bowfell

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