Monday 6th June 2005
Start point: Walna Scar road
(SD 289 970)
Walna Scar car
park - Boo Tarn -
The Old Man of Coniston
- Brim Fell Rake - Low Water - Walna Scar car park
Distance: 4.7 miles
Total Ascent: 645 metres
Time Taken: 2 hours
Weather: Overcast with sunny spells, 15oC.
This morning's walk was an ascent of The
Old Man of Coniston using a less popular route via Boo Tarn up the south
face which I can highly recommend; similarly the descent from Brim Fell
was using a less popular route from Brim Fell down to Low Water. It was
quite warm this morning and the sun shone on occasions - it was nice to
get onto the tops early enough to be on my own.
The Bell from the Walna Scar road.
Boo Tarn - a small reedy pool.
Brown Pike, Buck Pike and Dow Crag.
Coniston village from the south face of
The Old Man.
Looking down on Low Water from The Old
Man with a glimpse of Levers Water behind and the Wetherlam ridge.
The summit of The Old Man of Coniston -
all ours today.
Dow Crag from the Old Man.
The view to the north-west from Brim
Low Water with the Old Man behind; the
popular path can clearly be seen.
Looking back to the Wetherlam ridge and
the path from the Coppermines Valley.
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