Saturday 20th February 2010
Start point: Colthouse (SD 360
Distance: 1.5 miles
Total Ascent: 143 metres
Time Taken: 1 hour
Weather: Cold out of the sun, clear. 1oC
It was another superb morning this
morning so Connie and I had a walk to Latterbarrow above Hawkshead. We
stopped at a few places on the journey and all the waters were frozen
including Windermere which had a good covering of ice. The smaller
waters, Esthwaite and Tarn Hows are still completely frozen and the high
fells look to have a fresh covering of snow.
It was beautiful and calm at Monk Coniston Jetty this
Great reflections, including the fishing rod!
The Old Man and the jetty.
Monk Coniston Jetty.
A panoramic view of Coniston Water from Monk Coniston
Jetty. Select on the image to see a larger version.
A Lake District winter scene.
Coniston Old Man.
Frozen Tarn Hows.
The Coniston fells from the start of the climb to
Bounding towards the top.
A lovely view from the top across Windermere to the
far eastern fells.
Ambleside, High Pike and Red Screes.
A panoramic view from the top of Latterbarrow. Select
on the image to see a larger version.
Contemplation of the Fairfield Horseshoe from Connie.
She shows her allegiance to Ulverston Amateur Swimming Club, AKA
High and mighty Bowfell, Scafell Pike to the left
through the gap.
Dougal, CLM and Casper on the summit of Latterbarrow.
It was busy up there today and great to see this group
of youngsters and teachers enjoying themselves in the sunshine.
The cloud is starting to build over Coniston now.
Working out the route of descent.
Crinkle Crags and Bowfell over Outgate.
'Where's Dougal?' on the descent.
Big clouds now on Coniston.
Spring around the corner?
Frozen Esthwaite Water.
The ferry was playing icebreaker on Windermere today.
Looking towards Bowness across the ice floes.
Reflected Crow Holme.
Will the car ferry make it?
The route carved through the ice by the passenger
Heading for beautiful Bowness on the ferry.
The view along the lake from the ferry.
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