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Bow Fell and a Bit More

Bow Fell and a Bit More

Same hill.  

Different route, different weather.  

Kind of.

Bow Fell, at the top of Langdale,

a hill I’d only been up once,

in the snow.  

A June jaunt was destined to be a much more relaxed affair.


Great Langdale

Intersecting meadows splashed with the colours of summer.


Wornyside Force

Oxendale was ridiculously dry.  No signs of the the floods of late ‘15.  Water was actually difficult to spot amongst the scattered grey.  Only when squeezed into ghylls did it make an appearance.

Pike of Blisco

Pike of Blisco

It may be June, but the clouds hung around on peripheral hills.   Blisco and the Langdales remained in view, and we could see our way over the Slab, but the Scafell tops came and went.


This was definitely a day of laid back and leisure.

Scafell from Bow Fell

Bow Fell – June 16

None of the stress of squeezing in another Wainwright (or even Monro) to a short, dark, winter’s day.

Bow Fell - Feb 14

Bow Fell Feb 14

Up Oxendale.  Sit on Bow Fell and down the Band, to well earned refreshment in the pub.

Where it started to rain, and barely stopped for the next 24 hours.

Silver How

Navigation on Silver How

So when, the next day, helping to spread the word of the Lovely Lakes with @Lakesvolunteers, the conditions were just perfect for teaching navigation.

For more information on courses run by LDP, take a look here.

Or even if you want to volunteer.  

It’s good to give back.

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