Saturday, 1 July 2000

Bowfell (Bow Fell)

The imperious Bowfell
Height: 902m (2,959ft)
Prominence: 146m (479ft)
Region: Southern Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Small, irregular cairn
Times climbed: 6
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Bowfell, Crinkle Crags & Cold Pike - 15/08/2015
A Great Langdale Round - 07/06/2015
Bowfell, Esk Pike, Allen Crags & Rossett Pike - 08/02/2015
Bowfell, Crinkle Crags, Cold Pike & Pike 'O Blisco - 01/06/2013
Bowfell & Crinkle Crags - 06/10/2012
The summit of Bowfell looking towards the Scafells
What Wainwright said:

"A favourite of all fellwalkers, Bowfell is a mountain that commands attention whenever it appears in view. And more than attention, respect and admiration, too; for it has the rare characteristic of displaying a graceful outline and sturdy shapeliness on all sides".

Lying in the heart of the Lake District, Bowfell is the sixth highest peak in England and one of the most popular with all hill walkers. Alfred Wainwright listed Bowfell among his 'best half dozen' fells which adds to its popularity.

Bowfell probably has some of the most extensive views of the Lakes, thanks to its prominent summit and central location. Views to the Scafell massif are particularly good on a fine day.

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