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Circular Walk up Bowfell, Esk Pike, Allen Crags and Rossett Pike

By Dave Chick   

on March 3, 2018    5/5 (1)

Circular Walk up Bowfell, Esk Pike, Allen Crags and Rossett Pike

Further Details

Route Summary:

Bow Fell from Great Langdale, incorporating some of the other summits around the head of the valley.

This walk includes the 4 Wainwrights of Bowfell, Esk Pike, Allen Crags, Rossett Pike

This walk includes the 4 Hewitts of Bowfell, Esk Pike, Allen Crags, Rossett Pike

This walk includes the 5 Nuttalls of Bowfell, Esk Pike, Bowfell North Top, Allen Crags, Rossett Pike

Route Start Location: Great Langdale

Distance
Ascent
Time
20.19 km 1353 m 7 hours

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: Strenuous Walk

Summits and Places on this Route

Facilities

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

 Hazards

Steep mountainous terrain

Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Parking : LA22 9JU

Car park near the Old Dungeon Ghyll

Public Transport:

516 Bus Route between Dungeon Ghyll – Kendal / Ambleside. Six buses daily.

Traveline for UK Public Transport

Recommended Maps

Guidebooks

Circular Walk up Bowfell, Esk Pike, Allen Crags and Rossett Pike Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

Download file for GPS

Circular Walk up Bowfell, Esk Pike, Allen Crags and Rossett Pike

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

Click here to view the full description. Images and GPX files used with permission of the route author.

 

Dave is our Lake District local expert, often found in the depths of Cumbria he's the author of his own part on the web, All the Gear but no Idea.
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