Thursday 3rd June 2010
Walna Scar road
(SD 289 970)
Walna Scar car park - Boo Tarn -
The Old Man of Coniston - Boo Tarn - Walna Scar
Distance: 2.9 miles
Total Ascent: 572 metres
Time Taken: 1 hour 40 minutes
Start Time: 06:15
Weather: Sunny. 16oC
I was up early this morning for a walk to The
Old Man - it was quite novel that there were no cars in the
car park when I set off and none there when I returned! It was beautiful
up there this morning with the sun shining and only the
sound of silence and that, thinking of yesterday's events at
Whitehaven, is the way it should be.
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The Old Man is turning green (with envy?) as
the bracken grows through.
The Bell and Wetherlam.
It was a beautiful morning as we walked along
the Walna Scar Road.
Early morning mist covers the foot of
Coniston Water from the start of the climb, Beacon Fell is to
the right and the windmills on Kirkby Moor beyond.
Dougal can hear sheep in The Cove below
looking across to Buck Pike and Dow Crag.
A panoramic view across The Cove.
Dougal and Casper show off their long
Heading for the summit following the superbly
graded McMahon Route.
Brown Pike and Blind Tarn, Black Combe
Angus, King of the Fells 09.03.96 - 03.06.09.
At the Angus memorial I couldn't help but think of the
tragic events not so far away yesterday when the lives of so
many were shattered by the actions of a lone man.
Condolences and heartfelt sympathy to all those involved.
He's got a decent view from here, that Angus.
The summit of The Old Man.
Dougal and Casper at the summit.
The benchmark points to 'The Man'.
Deserted Old Man.
Looking down on Low Water.
The Scafells and the Coniston range.
Spot Dougal on the 'no frills' descent by the
Boo Tarn - no reflections in this one though,
it is the patch of reeds across the road.
On the way home...
Coniston Water reflections.
Nice day for a row in a boat.
Time for a drink and a bathe.
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