Bannerdale Crags

Bannerdale Crags

Northern Lake District

Route: Bowscale Fell and Bannerdale Crags

Area: Northern Lake District

Date of walk: 30th November 2013

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 6.5 miles

Ascent: 1,500 feet

I parked in the village of Mungrisdale. The foot of Bowscale Fell is on the edge of the village, and the climbing started immediately. It was a clear sunny day but a large band of cloud blew in and quickly spoilt the conditions

Having reached the top of Bowscale Fell it was an easy walk to the next fell, Bannerdale Crags, via a path which hugs the edge of the crags, giving dramatic views down into Bannerdale. This was a thrilling section of the walk

I then made a pathless descent to pick up the path which runs alongside the River Glenderamackin and back into Mungrisdale. I always enjoy time spent in these remote Northern Fells and today was no exception

Don’t miss the sunset photo at the bottom of the page!

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