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Bowfell

Bowfell


Postby tango » Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:58 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Bowfell, Cold Pike, Crinkle Crags, Pike o'Blisco, Rosset Pike

Hewitts included on this walk: Bowfell, Cold Pike, Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags South Top, Pike of Blisco, Rossett Pike, Shelter Crags

Date walked: 27/06/2010

Time taken: 8

Distance: 21.8 km

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Early start, couldn't sleep too much light beaming into the van,& excited. so moving by 0415hrs grid 284054 N up the road to grid 285059,track to Stool End,Brown Howe & onto the Pike Of Blisco, across to Cold Pike,Cold Pike west top & Cold Pike far west top. across the open ground to Great Knott,around Little Stand N onto Crinkle Crags south top then onto Crinkle Crags main top a little scramble up to Shelter Crags north top, onto Bowfell,then down to Angle tarn & up to Rossett Pike, down & onto the Cumbria Way back to Middle Fell Farm & back to the van,Finished at 1215hrs. Going was good, with views halfway up,low cloud on the tops,Hot in the valley so i was glad i started that early :D , walking buddys were Riff Raff,Ludo & Tic Tac dogs
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Re: Bowfell

Postby mountain coward » Sat Dec 25, 2010 4:00 am

I'd wonder what to do with the rest of the day if I finished my walks that early! And I certainly couldn't get up at that time to start off! Any photos? It's a great area...

Where did you manage to park your van? It would be very expensive in one of the Langdale carparks so I'm assuming you managed to find somewhere else?
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Re: Bowfell

Postby Glenrothes » Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:42 am

mountain coward wrote:Where did you manage to park your van? It would be very expensive in one of the Langdale carparks so I'm assuming you managed to find somewhere else?


There's a small free parking area/lay-by on the left by the old bridge about 400mtrs before the ODG - room for about 10 cars if you get there early!

I was told some weeks ago that the car parking charges in areas close to popular walking/climbing routes have been raised to £7 for anything over 4 hours - Such prices have now justified the installation of credit card machines at several although I've not seen them as being a tight-arse I prefer to find somewhere that's free and spend my money in the pub later!!! :wink: :silent:
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Re: Bowfell

Postby tango » Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:47 am

Merry Christmas, everybody. I squeezed the van in on the road up by Wall farm, there is a wee hard standing there. Park up brew on & chill :D . When i finished i took the scenic route home via Settle & Skipton,.. :lol:
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Re: Bowfell

Postby Glenrothes » Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:59 am

tango wrote:Merry Christmas, everybody. I squeezed the van in on the road up by Wall farm, there is a wee hard standing there. Park up brew on & chill :D . When i finished i took the scenic route home via Settle & Skipton,.. :lol:


I thought Wall Farm was about a half mile up a private road or is that Stool End Farm?? :?
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Re: Bowfell

Postby tango » Sat Dec 25, 2010 10:06 am

I Think that's Stool farm!!, Wall fm is just follow your nose & before you start to go up hill it is on your right & the hard standing is on your left!! You have to walk 0.5 miles back to Stool fm, :D
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Re: Bowfell

Postby fedupofuserids » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:00 am

I can remember when Langdale had quite a few free lay-by's before the POLICE warning signs.

£7 ???? What on earth are the National Trust/LDNP thinking ?

Add petrol even a cheap day out walking turns out costly.

No wonder people bugger off abroad.
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Re: Bowfell

Postby mountain coward » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:41 am

tango wrote:When i finished i took the scenic route home via Settle & Skipton,.. :lol:


Being local to that area, I call that the slow route! It's shocking! Can't wait to retire and move nearer to the Lakes and the M6 and cut that bit out!
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