Monday 8th February 2010
At the end of the
minor road from Brown Howe (SD 281 916)
Tottle Bank -
- Beacon Tarn -
Distance: 3 miles
Total Ascent: 245 metres
Time Taken: 1 hour
Weather: Cool, clouding over. 5oC
This morning was lovely and clear with
wall to wall blue sky...by the time I eventually made it out all that
was gone and had been replaced by quite thick, grey cloud. There was the
odd sunny spell but nothing like earlier conditions and I managed a
quick walk up to Beacon Fell which turned out to be a muddy and squelchy
The Coniston fells and the holly tree at the start of
the climb to Beacon Fell.
Blue sky over towards Caw and Dunnerdale.
Moody skies over Wetherlam and beyond in complete
contrast to earlier this morning.
Casper and Dougal patiently wait for me at the gully.
High Nibthwaite and the southern end of Coniston
The Coniston fells from Beacon - there is no treasure
tin here now.
There is, however, a muddy pool and these two have
just found it again!
Almost a full length view of Coniston Watrer.
Beacon Tarn and Wool Knott above it, to the left.
A brief iinterlude of bright sunshine looking back to
The Coniston fells across Beacon Tarn. This end of the
tarn is still frozen.
Beacon Tarn and Beacon Fell from Wool Knott.
Looking southwards along the Crake Valley.
Down at the tarn - time to get cleaned up a bit in
here for Casper and Dougal.
Coniston in winter.
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