Esk Pike & Bow Fell

Bow Fell from Mickleden

Tex Gore and I had a grand day out yesterday in the Southern Fells; walking from the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, through Mickleden, up to Angle Tarn, Esk Hause then Esk Pike, Bow Fell and return via The Band.

The weather was excellent, although the need for both hat and gloves on the section between Esk Pike and Bow Fell was somewhat surprising. We could see our breath misting on the summit.

The walk was also a kit test for me; testing my new Inov-8 Roclites and the new summer baselayer “system” I’m trying, in order to combat the sweat rash that’s caused me a lot of discomfort over the past few weeks. Both items performed well. See separate posts for these.

After a few lazy weekends and then suffering from Mumps, I was expecting today to be much tougher than it actually turned out to be. It’s nice to end up feeling fitter than you were expecting.

Full walk report will be found here: Bow Fell Walk


Fell-walker, trig-pointer, peak-bagger, Wainwright-er & Pennine Way author, with a passion for long paths, malt whisky, fast cars & Man City

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