Bowscale Fell to Souther Fell

Name of walk Bowscale Fell to Souther Fell
Date of walk 2009-05-11
Distance walked (miles) 9
Duration of walk 5 hours 30 minutes
Weather Sunny but windy
Peaks on walk Bowscale Fell, Bannerdale Crags, Mungrisedale Common, Souther Fell
Walked with Ged and blind Kas
Parking Mungrisedale Village

Yesterday Ged, Kas and I went to Mungrisedale to climb Bowscale Fell (2306ft), Bannerdale Crags (2230ft), Mungrisedale Common (2068ft) and Souther Fell (1680ft). A walk of nine miles. It was a fine sunny day but the forecast was for 50mph winds on the summits.

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We skirted left of The Tongue.

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Looking across at Bannerdale Crags our second summit.

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An easy, grassy track goes all the way up to the col then it`s turn right and in 5 minutes you are on the summit of Bowscale Fell.

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Looking over at The Knott, High Pike and the end of Carrock Fell from Bowscale Fell summit.

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Looking at the path to Bannerdale Crags and behind is Blencathra.

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Same again from lower down.

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View back down the valley. Our route up on the left. Souther Fell, our last summit, at the end of the valley. It was exceptionally windy at this point and actually quite difficult to breathe!

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Nearly at Bannerdale Crags.

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Bannerdale Crags summit.

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Ged and Kas admire the view of our route up. The village of Mungrisdale in the gap.

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Looking back to Bowscale Fell.

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Sharp Edge on Blencathra.

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Now for a long walk out to Mungrisedale Common, the furthest grassy mound......and back! Skiddaw to it`s left.

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Skiddaw.

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Close up of Derwent Water with Crinkle Crags, Scafell Pike, Great Gable at the back and Maiden Moor and Catbells at the front. As you can see Mungrisedale Common is a bit boggy!

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Approaching Mungrisdale Common summit cairn. There were views out to the Scottish hills in the distance.

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We then returned back to the col and headed down to White Horse Bent.

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The track.

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A close up of Sharp Edge.

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Just crossed over the River Glenderamackin (Now there`s a name!) and looking back to Sharp Edge, on our way up to Souther Fell.

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Clough Head and St. Johns in the Vale.

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View back to Sharp Edge.

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A cairn with a view of Bannerdale Crags on Souther Fell.

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The reverse view of a previous photo I took of the valley. Our starting route up to Bowscale Fell on the right.

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The walk was 9 miles and took about five and a half hours. We stopped at the Mill Inn at Mungrisdale for a cold drink and then went to look at St. Kentigern Church which was built in 1756. The bell dates from 1491.

An easy walk, no hard climbs and mostly on grass. Pity about the wind on the summits, but at least the visibility was excellent!
Jo.
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