Bowscale Fell and Bannerdale Crag

Today was forecast to be the best of the week and dosed up on pain killers we headed off to park in Mungrisdale.

The walk along the road to spot height 235 was continually interrupted by numerous cars and 4×4,s containing lots of people wearing flat caps. When a trailer passed by carrying hounds we assumed that a hunt was to take place – hopefully legal.

From spot height 235 we struck uphill on a steep track to Raven Crags and onto Bowscale Fell. We looked over to Bowscale Tarn which Wainwright told us was a fine example of a glacial lake.

Meditation time
Bowscale summit
A glacial lake
Lunch was taken at the northern end of Bannerdale Crags before we skirted around to the cairn marking the top. Fine views of Blencathra opened up and the steep ascent of Sharp Edge – another time.
Lunch break
Living on the edge
 We went off piste and wandered downhill across White Horse Bent and followed the Glendermackin river back to Mungrisdale.

River art

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