Bowfell is the 6th highest mountain the Lake District. It's pyramid shaped profile stands at the head of the Great Langdale, Eskdale and Langstrath valleys.
It forms part of a continuous horseshoe ridge of high rocky ground from Crinkle Crags at the south eastern end to Slight Side at the south western end, with Great End and the Scafell Massif occupying its northern apex.
Angle Tarn sits in a glacial corrie under the steep eastern crags of Bowfell. A cluster of much smaller tarns called '3 tarns' (but varying between 1 and 5 bodies of water depending on weather) nestle in the col between Bowfell and Crinkle Crags.
Bowfell is most commonly climbed from Stool End Farm in the Great Langdale valley via the 'Band', or as part of a ridge walk from Crinkle Crags. It can also be climbed from the Eskdale or Mosedale valleys from where its steep gully scarred southern aspect (Bowfell Links) can be best appreciated.
Bowfell Walks :-
: from Oxendale via Crinkle Crags
: from The Band & Climbers Traverse (and then on to Scafell Pike)
: from the Band & Climbers Traverse in Winter
Bowfell Summit View Panorama
|Crinkle Crags and Bowfell over the Oxendale valley|
|Bowfell Links from Shelter Crags, at the northern end of Crinkle Crags|
|Bowfell and Esk Pike from Esk Hause|
|Bowfell over Angle Tarn|
|Great Slab and the Boulderfield from Rossett Pike|
|A Classic Lakeland View - The Great Slab on Bowfell|
|Bowfell Summit, looking south over Crinkle Crags|
|Bowfell summit panorama west - towards the Scafells|
|Bowfell summit panorama east - towards Langdale|