Bow Fell

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Bowfell
The promise of good weather in the Lake District was enough to encourage us to get up and set off at 6am today. It takes a lot to get me out of bed at that time, but it was worth it. We set off on a glorious day just before 9am. This walk starts at the head of the Langdale valley and has fantastic views all day.

This was a pretty easy walk to the summit of Bowfell, taking the simple route up 'The Band' and then up the summit path to the top. We intended to walk along the climbers traverse and do a bit of scrambling but unfortunately missed the path and therefore the best views of Bowfell. Not to worry, one for another day.

It was a wonderful walk with fantastic blue skies and sunshine. That was, right until we reached the summit when the mist rolled in and the views we had been looking forward to were covered in a blanket of pea soup. A quick sit on the top and obligatory photo and we retreated down a little for lunch.

Then returned down the long slope to the bottom. After a year of very little mountain walking you forget how hard coming down hill can be on the poor knees, but thinking of the pub at the end of the track kept us going.

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Bowfell
Bowfell
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Start of the walk from the Langda…
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Crinkle Crags - next weeks mountain
Crinkle Crags - next weeks mountain
Herdwick sheep
Herdwick sheep
Still going up....
Still going up....
Bowfell getting closer
Bowfell getting closer
The mist starting to roll in
The mist starting to roll in
Three tarns
Three tarns
Misty views
Misty views
The great slab
The great slab
The summit - just
The summit - just
At the top with no views whatsoever
At the top with no views whatsoever
Just off the summit the views retu…
Just off the summit the views ret…
A well earned pint (or two)
A well earned pint (or two)
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