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Grid Reference: NY 24470 06443
Height: 902 metres/2959 feet

"A favourite of all fellwalkers, Bowfell is a mountain that commands attention whenever it appears in view."
A Wainwright

Bowfell high above the Langdale Valley is ranked as the sixth highest mountain in the Lake District and is regarded by many as one of the best few!

The conical summit is easily visible from much of the Lake District and the rocky summit is as all should be. From the summit can be seen the best view of the Scafell range.

Several wonderful routes lead to the summit of Bowfell, particular favourites being the ridge along The Crinkle Crags and the route that climbs by the Great Slab almost directly to the summit.

  1. Bowfell from Calf Cove

    Bowfell & the Great Slab


    Distance: 13km / 8 miles
    Ascent: 1030m / 3300ft
    Duration: 6-7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A few steep sections and one exposed section with a drop to one side, a wonderful route to a wonderful summit

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