Unless you're a sheep, the grassy hump of Bowscale Fell looks only moderately promising from a distance. Yet this northernmost summit of the Blencathra range has a hidden scenic corner, the high glacial bowl of Bowscale Tarn. Typical of the rolling northern fells there's a feeling of empty spaciousness here, and wide views out over the nearby farmland of the Eden Valley. Several routes are possible, but the circuit described here is probably the shortest, easiest and most obvious. Do it as a quick hill run, or stretch it into a family-friendly half day.