The Bow and the Esk

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A traverse of Bow Fell and Crinkle Crags is a classic walk in the Langdale area of the Lake District. But sometimes the weather has other ideas. And so it did in September 2011 when bad weather saw some amazing views that weren't seen, and a Crinkle Crags substituted for Esk Pike.

Walked on 16 September 2019.

Dungeon Ghyll → Bow Fell → Esk Pike → Dungeon Ghyll

Bow Fell

Published 20 October 2011

Wainwright tells his readers to “rank Bow Fell amongst the best half dozen” of Lakeland fells. And with a recommendation like that who wouldn’t want to head straight up there and admire the view?

Esk Pike

Published 2 November 2011

I wonder how many people go to Langdale, look at a map or their trusted copy of Wainwright and go “That’s it! That’s the one! I’m going to do Esk Pike!” Hmm. Probably not many.