Bowscale Fell, Blencathra and Bannerdale

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Lake District National Park

Bowscale Fell, Blencathra and Bannerdale is a 9.1 mile loop trail located near Threlkeld, Cumbria, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

Length9.1 miElevation gain3,031 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsRiverViewsRockyScrambleSnow
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There is limited parking at the village hall at Mungrisdale and there is an honesty box in the back door of the hall. The beauty of parking there is that you are very close to the Mill Inn for a well earned beer at the end of the day. The snow and ice on the approach to Blencathra require crampons and ice axe.

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Kevin McAra
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Mark James Green
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Hiking

Great Trek out today. Arrived early for parking at the village hall and put my £2 in the honesty box. Set off at around 8am and was face with the mother of all ascents up bowscale which took it out of me a little. The rest was steady after that, had a little ice on the way up and tops of blencathra with high freezing winds but we still managed to bag a 4th Wainwright on the way down. Defo back in the summer to do in reverse.

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Simon Done
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HikingGreat!IcyScramble

Be ready to go straight into a climb. Up to Bowscale Fell, round to Bannerdale Crags then climb up to Blencathra which still had snow/ice all the way up then made our way back down bagging Souther Fell on the way. Weather conditions were dry and clear but windy and temperatures were -4 but with wind chill -12 on the way up to Blencathra. A brilliant trek and will defo this route again but in reverse next time.

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Jon Cook
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Very swampy towards the end

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Lee Mason
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Expect a really steep start and end to this hike. We found it to be incredibly boggy and water logged. The scramble up was overgrown with sharp bushes, but nothing too bad. Once up on Blencathra everything was worth it. Some great views and inspiration to return to walk the ridges.

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Elle Clarke
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Rosie Harrison
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Chantelle Mcmurray
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Scott Patel
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Lex Dawes
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Aims Dawes
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Tayla Allison
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Kate Henry
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Kevin McStay
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Anna Rudd
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