Bowfell or Bow Fell as named on the Ordnance Survey maps, is an impressive mountain which rises up at the head of Great Langdale in Cumbria. This mountain, which is in the district’s most popular valley for walkers, is the sixth highest mountain in The Lakes with an elevation of approximately 902 metres.

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Mountain: Bowfell
Elevation: 902m (2949 ft)
Location: Cumbria, England
OS grid ref: NY2441106415
Nearest village(s): Ambleside, Grasmere
Coordinates: 54° 26′ 50.53″ N, 3° 9′ 56.95″ W

Although there are several routes to the summit, the usual route is by way of the east ridge, which is known as the Band. However, there is another route which branches off to the right, which is known as the Climber’s Traverse. This route provides access to Bowfell Buttress for rock climbers as well as providing a challenging route to the summit for walkers by way of the edge of the Great Slab.

From the summit, which is marked by an arrangement of loose rocks, the view is absolutely spectacular and well worth the walk. From here you can view the Helvellyn range from end to end and the Langdale Pikes across Langdale, however, the most breathtaking view is that of Scafell Pike towering over Eskdale.

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