Hewitts and Wainwrights completion on Bowfell
by andy63 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:22 am
Wainwrights included on this walk: Bowfell, Esk Pike, Rosset Pike
Hewitts included on this walk: Bowfell, Esk Pike, Rossett Pike
Date walked: 17/09/2017
Time taken: 6.5
Distance: 13.6 km
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Some family members had said they'd like to come along when I completed, so after waiting for a suitable weekend with a decent weather forecast, the date was finally set for Sunday morning at 10.30 at Old Dungeon Ghyll car park (3 weeks ago now- I've got a bit slow writing reports). Eight people turned up altogether - myself, brothers John, Mark and Vinny, sister Sheila, brother-in-law Frank and nephews Laurie and Michael.
The first couple of miles were on flat ground as we followed the Cumbria Way path towards Stake Pass, before turning left into Rossett Gill. This is quite a long steep ascent,but a well built path means it isn't too difficult.
From the top of the pass it's a short walk up to the first summit, Rossett Pike.
We returned to the main path and followed it down to Angle Tarn.
Just past Angle Tarn there's a left turn onto the path up to Ore Gap,and from there it was up and down Esk Pike and on to the final summit of Bowfell.
Some of the group had decided not to bother with Esk Pike, and had gone on ahead, and on reaching the summit I was greeted with a round of applause and some cake.
Then it's a steepish descent down to Three Tarns,and a good path over the Band takes you straight down to the car park and the pub.
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by goth_angel » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:13 pm
I think it's accepted you don't have to get to the top of the Howitzer to have bagged Helm Crag. Wainwright didn't either and to have him not having compleated his own list would be daft. I didn't do it either.