Gowbarrow Fell

Birkett lists two tops on Gowbarrow Park; Gowbarrow Fell and Green Hill.

Height: 481 metres / 1578 feet Grid reference: NY 40764 21817 Category: The Eastern Fells

Little Mell Fell from the summit of Gowbarrow Fell

Little Mell Fell from the summit of Gowbarrow Fell

The cairn that marks the summit of Green Hill

The cairn that marks the summit of Green Hill

Gowbarrow Fell

Start point: Aira Force car park (NY 397 205)

Aira Force car park – Aira Force – Hind Crag – Bernard Pike – Green Hill Gowbarrow Fell – High Force – Aira Force car park

Distance: 2.8 miles     Total Ascent: 332 metres     Time Taken: 1 hours 10 minutes     Start Time: 09:00

Weather: Dull with the odd shower. 13ºC

Today’s walk was up to Gowbarrow Fell via Aira Force. This popular area was deserted when I left the car park but by the time I got back it was absolutely mobbed at the falls with plenty of coach parties taking the tour. Up on the tops of course there was no one – far from the madding crowd with relatively little effort.

Gowbarrow Fell

Start point: Aira Force car park (NY 397 205)

Aira Force car park – Aira Force – Hind Crag – Bernard Pike – Green Hill Gowbarrow Fell – High Force – Aira Force car park

Distance: 2.8 miles     Total Ascent: 332 metres     Time Taken: 1 hours 10 minutes     Start Time: 09:00

Weather: Wind and rain. 8°C

The weatherman said the wind and rain would get worse throughout the morning, so I had to be quick to try and beat it today. I put in a lung busting effort to get to the top of Gowbarrow Fell just before the heavens really opened and managed to catch the best part of the day.

Gowbarrow Fell

Start point: Park Brow (NY 397 205)

Park Brow – Green Hill Gowbarrow FellGreat Meldrum (529) – Little Meldrum (530) Watermillock Fell (531) Little Mell FellSwinburn’s Park – Park Brow

Distance: 8 miles     Total Ascent: 770 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 30 minutes

Weather: Overcast and windy. 10ºC.

The brief winter wonderland interlude is over and it seems to have returned to dull and damp weather. It was raining as I set off this morning for a boggy walk over Gowbarrow Park and beyond, but thankfully that soon let up. There was just a little celebration taking place today too…

Gowbarrow Fell

Start point: Aira Force car park (NY 398 206)

Aira Force car park – Aira Force – Hind Crag – Bernard Pike – Green Hill (450) – Gowbarrow Fell (451) – High Force – Aira Force car park

Distance: 4 miles     Total Ascent: 614 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 45 minutes

Weather: Starting off dull and overcast but quickly turning wet and wild. 8°C.

The weather has returned to dull and wet this week and today’s walk was a circuit of Gowbarrow Park taking in Aira Force waterfall. The heavens opened when I was up on Green Hill, backed by a strong wind so I was glad to get down to the relative shelter of High Force. Ten minutes later and I think I would have missed the views altogether.

 

3 more short walks

Walk 1 – Tarn Crag (Easedale) (196) from Grasmere.

Low lying cloud and drizzle.

 

Walk 2 – Arnison Crag (197) from Grisedale Bridge.

Fine weather now.

 

Walk 3 – Gowbarrow Fell (198) from Aira Force car park.

Weather remains fine.