Bowfell from Eskdale

Wed 17 Mar 2004

Route: Brotherilkeld, Eskdale - River Esk - Lingcove Bridge - Lingcove Beck - Ore Gap - Bowfell - Three Tarns - Lingcove Beck - Lingcove Bridge - River Esk - Brotherilkeld

Distance: 9.50 miles

Ascent: 2,900ft

Time: 4 hours 40 minutes

With: On Own


Dry, mild, overcast (cloud base approx. 2,250ft)

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The River Esk, Upper Eskdale

Dave Crookell crossing Lingcove Bridge

Bowfell straight ahead, lost in cloud

My route was up the right hand side of Yeastyrigg Gill (centre photo) to Ore Gap

Looking back down on Lingcove Beck

Bowfell summit

Looking back down on Lingcove Beck from the path down from Three Tarns

The cloud had lifted a bit to reveal Ore Gap. However the tops of Esk Pike left and Bowfell right are still in cloud


Looking down on the River Esk. Lingcove Bridge is next to the sheepfold

Lingcove Beck

Lingcove Beck

Lingcove Beck

Lingcove Beck

Lingcove Bridge

Looking back up Upper Eskdale

Harter Fell from Brotherilkeld with blue sky and sunshine to the south

Still overcast to the north but you can almost see the top of Bowfell now

The bottom of Hardknott Pass. The start/finish of the walk

Previous Walk: Grisedale Pike and Coledale (Sat 13 Mar 2004)

Next Walk: The Naddle Horseshoe from Swindale (Sun 21 Mar 2004)

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