At A Glance

Distance: 8.6 miles
Ascent: 1,050 metres
Duration: 6-7 hours
Group Ratio: 1:10
Price: £35.00 per person


  • One of the best and popular walks in the Lakes
  • Summit Bowfell and Crinkle Crags
  • A tough and challenging mountain day
  • Stunning views across the Lake District National Park
  • Fully guided so you can relax and enjoy the experience
  • Fantastic group atmosphere with like-minded walkers


  • We specialise in small group guided walks
  • All walks are led by experienced and knowledgeable mountain leaders
  • We make sure you have an unforgettable experience
  • Great communication from booking to the day of the walk
  • Friendly, relaxed and fun mountain walking experiences

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Event Description

Bowfell is the sixth highest mountain in the Lake District and one of the most popular with spectacular panoramic vistas of Langdale and the Scafell range. Combined with Crinkle Crags, this epic high-level walk across the rocky summits makes for one of the very best mountain adventures in Lakeland.

Dramatic, beautiful and exhilarating are just a few words to describe this walk. From Langdale the route takes you through spectacular valleys, high into the mountains, across rocky tops including the famous ‘5 crinkles’ before the climb up to Bowfell. This is certainly a fun and adventurous day which feels more like a mini-mountaineering adventure high on the rocky Lakeland summits. Wainwright said “other mountains are climbed and forgotten but Crinkle Crags will always be remembered”. I think that says it all.

Dates and times:

Walks start at 8.45am and finish around 4.00pm.

  • Saturday 1st October 2022


Where does it start?

The walk will start in the Langdale Valley at Stickle Barn (National Trust carpark). This is around 10-15 mins drive from Ambleside.

Is it for me?

This is a big day in the mountains so you will need to have a good level of hillwalking fitness to complete the 8-9 miles and over 1000m of ascent. The terrain is very rocky throughout the day and will involve walking over boulders.

How to book a place on the Bowfell and Crinkle Crags guided walk

You can book your guided walk anytime through the website.

  • Decide which date you would like to attend
  • Use the booking calendar above to select your date and click ‘book now’
  • You pay a 35% deposit to book your place
  • We email you with all the walk information including kit lists, timings, parking and training plans

    Cracking day walking in the lakes, guide was great, very approachable, knowledgeable and set a good pace. Group were very friendly. Overall a fantastic experience.

    Phil Cockburn

    For specific more challenging walks, having a guide seems like the right option. Trying to choose one from the internet is difficult so you have to judge it on different things. The quality and professionalism of Mountain Walks came through at every stage and this followed through onto the walk itself.

    Paul English

    I always enjoy walking with Jamie & his highly experienced team of mountain leaders. Everyone is approachable, knowledgeable & highly skilled. It’s a ‘peace of mind’ day out with MW, and allows you just to enjoy the experience without the stress of navigation or responsibility. I have introduced the MW team to many friends since I’ve been joining the different hikes – and there are still many more to look forward to in the future. See you on the next one!

    Cecily Fullerton-Smith
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