Bowfell is a popular destination for hard fell walkers and offers a challenging and rewarding experience for those looking to push their limits.
Here is a guide to help you plan your next hike on Bowfell:
The starting point grid reference, “NY 285 059,” locates a position within the British National Grid system.
It would be best if you drove west from a nearby car park along the road to reach the starting point.
When the road makes a sharp left turn, you will come across a gate that provides access to National Trust-owned land.
From the entrance, there is a well-defined path that is marked clearly.
Begin your journey by passing through the gate at the starting point and following the track to Stool End Farm.
Continue past the farm and follow the marked path. At Grid Ref NY 275 056, take a left turn onto the route known as “The Band”.
This path will take you directly to Three Tarns and is steep in places but well-maintained with waymarkers.
At the top of The Band (NY 248 060), you will find yourself between Bowfell and the unique peak of Crinkle Crags.
Here you will come across two or possibly three tarns, depending on the time of year, and it is an excellent place to rest as the terrain becomes rockier from this point forward.
To begin the ascent up Bowfell, turn right.
Note: This is a strenuous hike and should only be attempted by experienced walkers with a good fitness level.
Be sure to carry a map and compass, and know how to use them in case of poor visibility.
Always follow the Countryside Code and leave no trace of your visit.
Estimated Total Time: 6 hours (for ascent and descent)
Ideal for: Adults and teenagers with good physical fitness.
The National Trust car park is located near the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel in Great Langdale, and the satnav postcode provided, “LA22 9JY,” can be used to navigate to the car park.
This guide should help you plan a safe, enjoyable, hard fell walk on Bowfell.
Remember to respect the environment and always put safety first. Happy hiking!
Disclaimer: Please note that every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided at the time of writing.However, it is essential to verify the information carefully before making any decisions based on the contents of this article.