216. Bowfell, 21st September, 2019
With Anna. We parked up at the Old Dungeon Ghyll with a little help from my National Trust life membership. (Thank you again, Mum, best present I ever had!). Over the fields to Stool End Farm and up the besautiful path that is the Band to Three Tarns and so up onto Bowfell. This was about the only point at which we deviated from the route the Nuttall's describe in their book which instead goes by the Climber's Traverse and Great Slab. The waethr was perfect and the views from Bowfell magnificent in all directions. Then on to the North Top and Esk Pike and down to the busy crossroad that is Esk Hause. Then the long trudge back to Langdale with a tony detour to grab Rossett Pike. I don't know if anyone still goes directly up or down Rossett Gill. Certainly 100% of the army of people making their way back off the hill today were following the now very wellegineered path that zigzags off to the right (looking down). So we did likewise. A really perfect beautiful day. Anna was in about a billion times better shape than me but way too nice to make me feel bad about it. We had a pint in the garden of the ODGH then off to the Drunken Duck where we ate things.
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