Bowscale is a small hamlet located at the entrance to Mosedale, a wild valley that cuts into the eastern flank of the northern fells. The village is at a starting point for the walk to Bowscale Tarn, which was a popular walk partly in the nineteenth century because of two legends. The first was that the tarn contained two immortal giant trout and the second was that it was so dark and deep that the starts could be seen reflected on its surface even on the sunniest day.
Directions: Bowscale is on the minor road that runs north fro the A 66 to Mungrisdale and on to Hesket Newmarket
Grid Reference: NY 358 316