5th March 2005

Three fells in the snow - from Mungrisdale.


Walk Overview
Time 08.55 to 12.30
Duration 3 hr 35 min
Distance 7.5 mile
Ascent 2303 ft
Walking with On my own
Mungrisdale - Bowscale Fell - Bannerdale Crags - River Glenderamackin - Souther Fell - Mungrisdale
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Mungrisdale Village

Mungrisdale is without doubt a small place but it does still have a couple of different options for parking. Rather than list them separately, I've simply grouped them together as Mungrisedale Village. The map shows the various places on offer.


Route Map

Looking up the path that runs from the River Glenderamackin to the broad area of open fellside just below Bowscale Fell.

Bannerdale Crags with Atkinson Pike and Blencathra behind.

Bannerdale Crags (left) from just below Bowscale Fell.
It isn't a very long walk from the edge of the ridge to Bowscale summit, but the whole area was covered in semi-frozen snow. So with every step I took, each foot was sinking into the ground as the ice gave way. This turned an easy section of the route into a hard slog.

Bowscale summit shelter.
The wind was very strong now and the shelter did not serve its purpose at all. So there was no hanging around, just a couple of photos and carry on walking.

Looking across Mungrisdale Common to the Skiddaw fells from Bowscale "shelter"

Bannerdale from the path below Bannerdale Crags.
The fell on the left is The Tongue and on the right is Souther Fell.

Bannerdale Crags summit with Bowscale Fell behind.

Looking down the path from Bannerdale Crags towards Mungrisdale Common, Skiddaw, Bakestall and Great Calva.

From the point between Bannerdale Crags and Mungrisdale Common where the River Glenderamackin starts.
I followed the path that runs down the left side of the river.

Brunt Knott, sharp Edge and Atkinson Pike.

From the path up to Souther Fell looking towards Scales Fell, Blencathra and Atkinson Pike.

Bannerdale Crags from the Souther Fell ridge.

A different view of Bannerdale Crags from an little further along the ridge.

Looking back along the ridge with Clough Head and the Dodds behind.

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Lake District Walks