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Ascending Bowfell by the Climbers' Traverse and Great Slab

This is the 25th year the same group of us has walked in the Lakes. It's an annual expedition... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
IainShaw
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Another excellent Lakeland Peak

Having had this hill on my todo list for more than 25yrs I thought it about time I got myself up it... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
MrBeanPA
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Dereham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the 25th year the same group of us has walked in the Lakes. It's an annual expedition featuring walking, beer and a lot of laughs. This year we went up Bowfell, via The Band, the Climbers' Traverse and Great Slab. It's not an...More

Thank IainShaw
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Having had this hill on my todo list for more than 25yrs I thought it about time I got myself up it to see what it is really like and dragged a friend along with me. We set out from Dungeon Ghyll Hotel at 8:45am...More

1  Thank MrBeanPA
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The title was the response of my daughter introducing her Lake District ingenue boyfriend to this magnificent mountain. She had never scaled Bowfell before and was keen to give him a memorable introduction to fell walking using me as tour guide. The day was not...More

Thank Edward1951S
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Starting in sunlight 10am at the Old Dungeon Ghyll, following Hell Gill to avoid most of the wind, one of the party took a short swim in the rock pool. then dried off, we all proceeded to the rocky summit. The reverse route down 'The...More

Thank Gordon E
Reviewed 21 April 2016

For a few years I have always wanted to visit Crinkle Crags and a couple of weeks ago my desire was fulfilled, and it was all I wanted it to be. What appealed to me was the varied nature of the walk, from the beautiful...More

Thank ar2000d
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Great walk over the crags and Bowfell although we lost the path at the top of the crags as it almost doubles back on itself to the right and there is a cairned path straight on which eventually vanishes...6 hrs

1  Thank tscottco
Reviewed 3 November 2015

I couldn't believe that it was more than two years since my last visit to these heavenly mountains. And my previous review makes it clear that the weather was not when last I went. Yesterday made up for it. To walk in bright sunshine in...More

Thank Edward1951S
Reviewed 17 October 2015

I had wanted to undertake this walk but was aware of the fate of other tourists who had underestimated this walk. I simply googled accidents on Crinkle Crags to get a good picture of the skills neede to conquer this one. I was talking to...More

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

If this walk interests you and you don't want to do Bowfell then that's fine as this walk great without it. Starting at the car park near the Old Dungeon Ghyll you just head towards tool end heading up the mountain from the left making...More

1  Thank Steviekerr88
Reviewed 12 August 2015

After a spectacular drive over Hardknot and Wryenose wee parked at the ThreeShires soften ate top of Wrynose pass- . There are about 8 parking spaces there so they fill reasonable early. Foremother it was a straightforward walk up past Red tarn to the Crinkle...More

Thank fromstalbans
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