Bowfell is the highest of the mountains above The Langdales – a much prized summit. This circular walk passes through Stool End Farm and climbs The Band to Three Tarns col before ascending the final rocky shoulder to the summit knoll. After continuation across the shoulder descent is made to Ore Gap and down to the Esk Hause track by Angle Tarn. Rossett Gill zigzags lead down to Mickleden and a flat track returns to the start. (1.5mb) 15 Pages.
TIME: 6 hours
DIFFICULTY: Very difficult, a long, high mountain route with strenuous ascent (some 900m) and descent
START & FINISH: Nat Trust car park at The Old Dungeon Ghyll (286061)
ALTERNATIVE STARTS: The Stickle Barn lies 1km to the west
MAPS: OS L90 OR OL6
HOSTELRIES: Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel