Bowscale Fell and Bannerdale Crags

Name of walk Bowscale Fell and Bannerdale Crags
Date of walk 2010-07-12
Distance walked (miles) 6
Duration of walk 4 hours 30 minutes
Weather sunny
Peaks on walk Bowscale Fell, Bannerdale Crags
Walked with Ged and blind Kas
Parking Mungrisedale Village

Today Ged, Kas and I went to Mungrisedale to climb Bowscale Fell (2306ft) and Bannerdale Crags (2241ft) via the track to Bowscale Tarn.

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Looking back to the start of the track

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Looking up the valley of the River Caldew.

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Looking to Mosedale with Carrock Fell on the left.

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Bowscale Tarn.

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We did a circuit of the tarn before heading up on to the fell.

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Looking down on the tarn from the steep track up.

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The Cumbria Way path to the Back o`Skiddaw. Skiddaw on the left then Great Calva and the slopes of Knott.

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Bowscale Fell summit cairn with the shelter seen just behind my head. We had lunch at the shelter.

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Heading for Bannerdale Crags on the left. Blencathra and Sharp Edge on the right.

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Looking down into Bannerdale.

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Bannerdale Crags and our route off the fell on the left.

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A closer look at Sharp Edge from the summit.

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Our route down!

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The East Ridge looks easy and grassy from this angle as the steep bit cannot be seen.

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Remains of some mine workings on the East Ridge.

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Graptolite fossils in waste black shale.

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Our route down the East Ridge on the left.

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The River Glenderamackin.

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We head down to the river.

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After the rains of the last few days the river is quite full.

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Looking back at the East Ridge on the left and the Tongue on the right.

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We then take the road back to the car. A village cottage.

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On the way back to the car we met no wild Fell Ponies, so we drove on a bit further and came across them within minutes.

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Carrock Fell behind me.

The walk was 6.75 miles and took four and a half hours.

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