Lakes Walk -Bowfell & Esk Pike on

Via: The Band, Esk Pike, AngleTarn, Rossett Gill, Mickleden.

From : Langdale, Old Dungeon Ghyll.

Location OS Landranger sheet 89/90 Start point NY 285060

Length 8 Miles

How to get there From Ambleside take A593 Hawkshead road and beyond Clappersgate right onto B5343 into langdale, follow to NT car park, next to The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel.

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Start:- Set off for Stool End Farm pass on the left and make your way up "The Band"

Plain sailing from there. Just follow the peaks round and back to Start.

Approaching Langdale, early morning
Crinkle Crags and The Band from wall end, Dungeon Ghyll
Langdale Pikes from the "Band"

Crinkle Crags

Bowfell from "The Band"
Approaching the Hause at Three Tarns
On path up from three tarns on Bowfell
Top of the Great Slab
Rocks on the ascent of Bowfell Bowfell summit
Bowfell Summit cairn

Looking across to Bowfell northern Summit above Hanging Knotts

Summit above Hanging Knotts
Great Slab from Gully at the top of the more difficult traverse.
Esk Pike summit with it's multicoloured rocks
looking back to Esk Pike from Esk Hause
The path down to Rossett Gill past Angle Tarn
Views of Angle Tarn
Looking down into Mickleden and Gt. Langdale from the head of Rossett Gill
The Great Slab above Rossett Gill
The sheepfold and Moraine in Mickleden
Pike o'Stickle
Looking back to the moraine in Mickleden, Crinkle Crags, Rosset Pike and Bowfell
A glance across to Stool End Farm, the walk is almost at an end.

Phew!!!!!!! Back to start

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For consideration, when using the countryside

This selection of walks in Northumberland follow recognised public rights of way or permissive paths and should be easy for most people to negotiate: but please remember that wet and winter weather can make paths muddy in places and the summer months produce fresh growth of vegetation - so wear suitable clothing and footwear.

If on any of these walks you find obstructions, or damage to stiles or footbridges which make paths impassible, please report these details as soon as possible to the countryside department of the Local or National Park authority responsible for the area.

Relationships between local farmers and those who use the footpaths are generally very good and there is no reason why they should not remain so given reasonable attitudes and understanding. Remember that the countryside is the farmers' livelihood, so please observe the Country Code : keep to the paths; close gates after you ; and take care not to cause damage, or leave litter; keep your dog under control; and leave all wild flowers for others to enjoy.

Taken from: Country Walks in East Tynedale by Philip R. B. Brooks (1978) NBM Sept 2009

Dogs in the countryside :-

On Rights of Way - Dogs must be kept under close control, preferably on a short lead.

On Access Land - 1) Keep your dog on a short lead from 1 March to 31 July this to protect ground nesting birds from disturbance

2) Local restrictions may include a ban on dogs.

3) Note that restrictions do not apply to Guide/Hearing dogs, or if you are using a public right of way