|Friday 4th June 2004
(i) Start point: Woodland Fell road (SD 256 879)
Woodland Fell Road -
- Lang Tarn -
- Woodland Fell Road
(ii) Start point: Woodland Fell
road (SD 259 852)
from the Woodland Fell Road
Weather: Sunny with a stiff breeze.
Two more short walks this morning to keep away from the crowds
and the threatened bad weather. As it turned out, the weather wasn't too bad
with sunny intervals. The walks followed were the Blawith Knott and Burney
chapters in Wainwright's 'The Outlying Fells of Lakeland'.
Blawith Knott from the Woodland Fell road.
Giant's Grave, believed to be a Bronze Age
barrow. This is right by the roadside at the start of the walk so you can't miss
it. It looks like a headstone with a circle of stones on its southern side
(nearest the camera in the photo).
The Coniston Fells from the summit of Blawith
Two more views from Blawith Knott; on the left
Black Combe, on the right Stickle Pike, the Dunnerdale Fells and Caw.
Lang Tarn shares with Foxes Tarn on Scafell the
distinction of being the smallest named tarn in Lakeland. This took some
finding, a lot of wet areas seem to be dried up around here.
Wetherlam on the left with Dunmail Raise and
Kirkstone pass visible from the summit cairn of Tottlebank Height. Coniston
Water can just be seen right of centre.
A short drive up the Woodland Fell road for
another quick walk with a circular route of Burney.
This area is rich in prehistoric remains,
including Bronze Age field systems and a mediaeval homestead. This is a view of
Burney across the remains of a stone circle with the centre standing stone
The views from Burney are excellent for a fell
of such small stature. This is a view of Coniston Water and the distant
Helvellyn and Red Screes from the summit.
The Duddon Estuary from Burney.
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