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Hewitts and Wainwrights completion on Bowfell

Hewitts and Wainwrights completion on Bowfell


Postby 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

Ascent: 985m

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That's the English and Welsh Hewitts - I've not done the Irish ones. And it's debatable wether I've really done the Wainwrights, as I never got to the top of the rocks on Helm Crag.

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.


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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.

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Stake Pass


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Rossett Gill


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From the top of the pass it's a short walk up to the first summit, Rossett Pike.

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Rossett Pike ascent


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Rossett Pike summit


We returned to the main path and followed it down to Angle Tarn.

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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.

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Esk Pike ascent


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Esk Pike summit


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Bowfell from Esk Pike


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Bowfell ascent


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Scafells


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.

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Bowfell summit


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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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The Great Slab


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Descent towards Three Tarns


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The Band


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Langdale Pikes
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Re: Hewitts and Wainwrights completion on Bowfell

Postby Broggy1 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:54 am

Excellent well done :clap:
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Re: Hewitts and Wainwrights completion on Bowfell

Postby Lakeswalker » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:20 pm

Well done on your completion :clap:
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Re: Hewitts and Wainwrights completion on Bowfell

Postby trailmasher » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:32 pm

Great effort and congrats on completing your mission :clap: :clap:
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Re: Hewitts and Wainwrights completion on Bowfell

Postby onsen » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:57 am

Congratulations on your completion. :thumbup:
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Re: Hewitts and Wainwrights completion on Bowfell

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:01 am

Well done, and what a great day/fell to finish on. :clap:
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Re: Hewitts and Wainwrights completion on Bowfell

Postby nigheandonn » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:48 am

Congratulations :) It's very neat and tidy doing both completions at once!
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Re: Hewitts and Wainwrights completion on Bowfell

Postby goth_angel » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:13 pm

Congratulations - a good one to finish on.

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.
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