Thursday 24th November 2005
Start point: Walna Scar road
(SD 289 970)
Walna Scar road -
Brown Pike -
Buck Pike on Seathwaite Fell
Dow Crag -
Goat's Hawse -
Coniston Old Man
Levers Hawse -
Swirl Band - Top of Broad Slack -
- Prison Band - Swirl Hawse
Levers Water - Boulder Valley - Walna Scar road
Distance: 10.5 miles
Total Ascent: 2670 metres
Time Taken: 4 hours 30 minutes
Weather: Very cold with gale force
but much colder with the wind chill.
It didn't look too promising when I set off
along the Walna Scar Road and sure enough when I reached
Brown Pike the wind was gale force and the hailstones were
shotblasting my face. Magically, when I reached Dow Crag,
the clouds cleared (blown away presumably!) and there were
lovely blue skies. The wind was ever present and made the
walking difficult at times; full winter gear was required
today. Today was the first time I have ever been recognised
on the fells from this website (okay, Angus was recognised
to be technically correct). He's famous that dog!
So that's what that little shelter on
the Walna Scar road is for!
Gale force wind and hailstones (they
hurt!) on Brown Pike, Buck Pike ahead. I thought Angus was a goner
walking across here, it was that bad.
Looking back to Brown Pike and Blind
Tarn from Buck Pike.
The path to Dow Crag.
Now it's blue skies - the Coniston
fells from Dow Crag.
The view from The Old Man of Coniston -
Low Water below and a glimpse of Levers Water with the Black Sails ridge
and Wetherlam beyond.
The route from The Old Man with Brim
Fell in the centre and Swirl How and Great Carrs visible to the right.
The Scafell massif is in the left distance.
Angus on the summit of The Old Man -
phew, made it!
...but it's still a bit windy!
Levers Water from Great How Crags,
Coniston Water in the distance.
Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack.
The view from Great Carrs, annotated
on Great Carrs, complete with plane wreckage.
Swirl Hawse across Levers Water.
The Coppermines Valley and Coniston
from Boulder Valley.
Coniston Round Movie
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