Standing at 902 meters, Bowfell is located in The Southern Fells area of Lakeland at the head of the Great Langdale, Eskdale, and Langstrath valleys. There are routes to Bowfell from Brotherlikeld in Eskdale, and Stonethwaite in Borrowdale. The most popular routes, however, start from the Old Dungeon Ghyll in Great Langdale.

Wainwright ranked Bowfell as one of the best fells in Lakeland. He writes: "A favourite of all fell walkers, Bowfell is a mountain that commands attention whenever it appears in view. And more than attention, respect and admiration, too; for it has the rare characteristic of displaying a graceful outline and a sturdy shapeliness on all sides" (Wainwright, Southern Fells, Bowfell 2).

From the summit of Bowfell, there are excellent views across to the Scafell Pike range, and the Langdale Pikes. There are also great view down into the valleys of Langdale, Eskdale, and Langstrath.

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