|Bowscale Fell - beautiful night|
Apart from a few easy runs around Cogra Moss, this was my first time on the fells since the St Bega Ultra. It was a brilliant Monday evening and I was out on my own so a great opportunity to try out a new route. I've been around Souther Fell quite a bit and had established that the run down from the Mouthswaite Combe area was a great few miles of trails and mud. I wanted to try a different way up to Bowscale Fell along a grassy track I had spotted on previous runs.
It turned out that the track ends at a building, I think housing water flow machinery and it was a trudge over heather from there. I took a pretty direct route up to the summit and enjoyed great views at the top.
I then had a nice run around the ridge to climb back up to the summit of Bannerdale Crags before dropping off steeply down the ridge route back to the track along the beck.
|if ever a gate invited you through...|
|Bowscale Fell summit shelter|
|on Bannerdale Crags summit looking back to Bowscale Fell|
|the steep ridge back to the valley bottom|
|route and elevation|