Wednesday 15th April 2009
Start point: At the end of the
minor road from Brown Howe (SD 281 916)
from Tottle Bank
Distance: 2 miles
Total Ascent: 200 metres
Time Taken: 1 hour 15 minutes
Weather: Warm but windy. 15oC.
Connie and I have had this one on the
agenda for a good while - a visit to Beacon Fell with the intention of
replacing the ever popular 'Treasure Tin', which we duly did. This is a
great way to entice youngsters up onto the fell with the promise of
hidden treasure at the top. If you do visit, please leave a comment in
the book and tell us about your walk but please leave it all there for
others to seek out. The weather was a bit odd today with it being quite
warm in sheltered places and very hazy but with a really strong wind on
Heading for Beacon Fell with Connie and Casper at the
start of the walk. Connie managed to keep her rucksack (containing the
tin) on all the way to the holly tree in this photo until ownership was
promptly transferred to me!
A hazy view to the Coniston fells across Torver Low
Looking north east from the climb with Coniston Water
now in view.
Climbing the gully to the summit.
The southern end of Coniston Water and High
Little Miss Sunshine it says on the t-shirt (and that
is about right I think) summits Beacon Fell.
The Coniston fells from Beacon Fell. The 'treasure' is
now safely back in situ, so perhaps if you make it up there you will be
able to find it and make a comment in the book. Please don't destroy the
cairn looking for it, if it is still there it will be easy to spot.
Caw and White Pike.
Connie and Casper at the top.
Connie is trying to reach the highest point by the
look of it whilst Casper waits patiently.
A panoramic view from Beacon Fell. Select on the image
to see a larger version.
Casper decides to demonstrate just how windy it is up
here this lunchtime.
First one to Beacon Tarn!
Surprise surprise, look who won.
The return path back from the tarn.
The Old Man and Wetherlam from an un-named tarn.
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Lake District views
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