Moorland Path on Bowscale Fell

Moorland Path on Bowscale Fell. (Click on the photo for added detail.)

My first ‘proper’ walk in the Lake District last year was a round circuit up Bowscale fell, starting from Mungrisdale. Weather was lovely, if a bit windy in exposed areas, and I really enjoyed this walk. I remember a feeling of isolation in this whole area (it’s on the back side of Blencathra), although the drive to get there was rather short. The start of the walk provided some entertainment, as a whole section of path (near Bullfell Beck) had washed away, I think from the previous year’s flood. I explored my options, and eventually settled for a crossing near where the stream forked. There were large enough stones visible and the beck’s level was low enough, so I could get across without getting wet. Soon the walk steepened as I climbed the south side of The Tongue. Suddenly, as it seemed, I reached a wide upland, with the summit of Bowscale fell in clear view.

For the first time on this blog, I thought I’d include a map of the walk. I’ve been keeping track of most of my walks for quite a few years now, so it’s often possible to include a map. The availability of good maps with an open license (such as OpenTopoMap used here under CC-BY-SA) make the whole process fairly straightforward. I’d like to know if you find this useful.

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Bowscale fell from Mungrisdale. (Click on the map for added detail.)

2 thoughts on “Moorland Path on Bowscale Fell

  1. My compliments on a wonderful photograph and well written script.I am a map lover (old fashioned paper maps sadly) but if I could say to include a map in the way you have brings the whole script to life.Bravo!! I firmly add my name to the idea you should regularly use the technique.

    1. Thanks for your kind words! Glad to know I’m not the only map junkie 🙂 Paper maps are just great, I can spend hours poring over them…

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