Bowfell

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

Old Dungeon Ghyll – Rossett Gill – Rossett Pike – Angle Tarn – Esk Hause – Esk Pike – Ore Gap – Bowfell – Three Tarns – The Band – Old Dungeon Ghyll

Distance: 9.2 miles     Total Ascent: 986 metres     Time Taken: 6 hours     Start Time: 09:00

Weather: Cool and clear. 2°C

All I can say about today is wow! What a fantastic day to be out on the fells, the sunshine made it really warm so I was in shirt sleeves for most of the walk and there was snow – lots of snow – everywhere. The views were stunning, this really was day to remember and ones like this are all too few and far between.

Bowfell

 

Esk Pike

Height: 885 metres / 2904 feet Grid reference: NY 23660 07505 Category: The Southern Fells

Derwent Water and Skiddaw from the summit of Esk Pike

Derwent Water and Skiddaw from the summit of Esk Pike

Esk Pike from the cross shelter

Esk Pike from the cross shelter

Esk Pike

Start Point: Cockley Beck (NY 246 016)

Cockley Beck – Moasdale – Lingcove Beck – High Gait Crags – Yeastyrigg Crags – Pike de BieldEsk Pike – Ore Gap – Bowfell – Three Tarns – Shelter CragsCrinkle CragsStonesty PikeLittle Stand – Ulpha Fell – Cockley Beck

Distance: 9 miles     Total Ascent: 1013 metres     Time Taken: 6 hours     Start Time: 07:30

Weather: Lovely, 21°C

It was perfect summer weather for a walk up to Esk Pike from Cockley Beck – this is definitely the quiet way to do these fells and I didn’t see anyone until 3 Tarns and then one or two on Crinkle Crags. By the end I was completely boiled, but hey – not complaining! This walk will feature in Trail magazine later this year.

Esk Pike Map

Bowfell

Start point: Cockley Beck (NY 246 017)

Cockley Beck – Moasdale Lingcove Beck –  High Gait Crags – Yeastyrigg Crags Pike de BieldEsk Pike – Ore Gap – Bowfell – Three TarnsShelter CragsCrinkle Crags – Adam-a-Cove – Moasdale – Cockley Beck 

Distance: 9.3 miles     Total Ascent: 1013 metres     Time Taken: 5 hours 15 minutes     Start Time: 06:40

Weather: Sunny spells, warm. 19ºC

Today’s weather promised much but ended up being a mixed bag with clouds swirling in and out throughout the walk. Despite this it was really still and warm and very clear making it a good day to explore this quiet and remote area at the head of Eskdale.

Bowfell

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

Old Dungeon Ghyll – Rossett Gill – Rossett Pike – Angle Tarn – Esk Hause – Esk Pike  Ore Gap – Bowfell – Three Tarns – Buscoe – Oxendale – Old Dungeon Ghyll

Distance: 9.1 miles     Total Ascent: 1016 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 45 minutes

Weather: Cool and clear. 4°C

It started off really dull and it clouded over almost as soon as I set off from Great Langdale – but lo and behold, the sun came out and the skies soon became glorious blue. It really was great day on the fells, most of the walk was completed in shirt sleeves and even though it was icily cold, the sun really warmed it up. It was really quiet up there too and I only saw two other people – on the descent to Three Tarns.

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

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

Distance: 11.4 miles     Total Ascent: 1331 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 20 minutes

Weather: Cold at first, but warming up nicely in the sunshine with clear, blue skies. -2°C to 4°C

Angus set an absolutely blistering pace today, he was like a young pup for the tough walk up to Bow Fell from Great Langdale! The ‘come on’ bark was an almost constant noise and I think he was happy to be out in the sunshine, as was I. He was recognised on Esk Pike today – I think fame is going to his head!

 

Bow Fell

Start point: Cockley Beck (NY 246 016)

Cockley Beck – Moasdale Lingcove Beck –  High Gait Crags (254) – Yeastyrigg Crags Pike de Bield (255)Esk Pike (256) – Ore Gap – Bow Fell – Three TarnsShelter CragsCrinkle CragsStonesty Pike (257)Little Stand (258) – Ulpha Fell – Cockley Beck

Weather: Mainly clear interspersed with cloud and a biting wind on the tops. Snow above 600m.

Today’s walk was a l o n g walk from Cockley Beck to Esk Pike and Bow Fell. The long, boggy run in along Moasdale was helped by the spectacular views (the best?) of Bow Fell, Esk Pike and the Crinkle Crags. The Sca Fells were in cloud all day so I didn’t get to see to much of them , unfortunately. I really rated this walk – thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish.

Bowfell

Old Dungeon Ghyll – Rossett Ghyll – Angle Tarn – Esk Hause – Allen Crags (15) – Esk Pike (16) – Bowfell (17) – The Band – Old Dungeon Ghyll