Bow Fell

Start point: The Old Dungeon Ghyll car park (NY 286 062)

Old Dungeon Ghyll – Rossett Gill – Rossett PikeAngle Tarn – Esk Hause – Esk Pike Bow Fell – Three Tarns – The Band – Old Dungeon Ghyll

Distance: 10.1 miles     Total Ascent: 1086 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 30 minutes

Weather: Generally overcast with long, sunny spells and a warm 18oC.

Today was another overcast day initially but the low lying mist seemed to lift by the time I reached the head of Rossett Gill and indeed it was a sunny and pleasant day to the north and from there until Ore Gap conditions were great. Heading up to Bow Fell and from then on, the mist descended and visibility was reduced somewhat. The resurgence of Angus continues unabated as he tackled another rough, long walk with consummate ease.


Bow Fell

Start point: Cockley Beck (NY 246 016)

Cockley Beck – Moasdale Lingcove Beck – Three Tarns – Bow Fell – Climbers Traverse – Three Tarns Shelter Crags Crinkle Crags Stonesty Pike Little Stand – Ulpha Fell – Cockley Beck

Distance: 8.8 miles     Total Ascent: 1127 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours

Weather: Sunny and warm. 20°C.

Today was an almost unseasonally warm day, just like midsummer. I had a walk from Cockley Beck at the head of the Duddon Valley up to Bow Fell and back along the Crinkle Crags. I had forgotten how rough the terrain was, especially for a dog, but Angus seemed to take it all in his stride. There isn’t a full set of photographs today as the camera battery decided to give up along the Climbers Traverse on Bow Fell – I must remember to recharge it in future! Hopefully the photographs I did manage to capture show the flavour of the walk terrain and conditions.