3 miles, out and back
Bowscale Fell (Wainwright)
6 miles, circular
Why we love this walk
This is a fantastic walk as it has something for all ages. The walk to Bowscale Tarn is relatively steep however, the path is wide and safe. It is also only a short 1.5 miles before you reach the tarn making it a great option for those with younger children. Bowscale Tarn itself is a real hidden gem, you could stay here for hours playing by the water and enjoying a picnic.
For those with older children, who perhaps enjoy a bit of a challenge, you have the option to continue beyond Bowscale Tarn and take the steep fell path up towards the Wainwright of Bowscale Fell. This is a longer walk and the views are breathtaking.
Please note: this walk is not pram accessible; following a path through country fields, crossing streams and climbing some steep fell sections. The terrain is a mixture of grassy paths, fields, roadside walking and tarmac paths.
We used free, off road parking in the small Hamlet of Bowscale. Nearest postcode: CA11 0XH.