Circular Walk up Bowfell, Esk Pike, Allen Crags and Rossett Pike
Bow Fell from Great Langdale, incorporating some of the other summits around the head of the valley.
|20.2 km||1355 m||7 hours|
Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.
Start and Finish: Great Langdale
Three pubs, a youth hostel and a couple of campsite make Great Langdale a rural metropolis. See our full guide to Great Langdale for more details
Steep mountainous terrain
516 Bus Route between Dungeon Ghyll – Kendal / Ambleside. Six buses daily.Traveline for UK Public Transport
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Circular Walk up Bowfell, Esk Pike, Allen Crags and Rossett Pike Route Map and GPX Download
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Circular Walk up Bowfell, Esk Pike, Allen Crags and Rossett Pike Details
This is a classic Lake District circular walking route that soaks up the finest views in the Lake District around the head of Great Langdale, culminating on Bow Fell and the views across to the Scafells.
Starting off near the Old Dungeon Ghyll, the walk climbs Bowfell via The Band. It’s then across to Pike de Bield and Esk Pike before a descent to Esk Hause. Another short climb to Allen Crags and it’s back down hill to Angle Tarn. You could cut the walk short at this point by returning along the bridleway to Great Langdale. This walk instead continues along Rosset Pike before picking up the Cumbria Way to return to the start of the walk.
Bowfell, Esk Pike, Allen Crags and Rossett Pike Route
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