Sunday 24th October 2010
Start point: High Nibthwaite
(SD 294 897)
Brock Barrow (OF) from High Nibthwaite
Distance: 1.5 miles
Total Ascent: 175 metres
Time Taken: 1 hour
Start Time: 13:50
Weather: Sunny and clear. 9oC
What a fantastic and clear day it was
today - too nice to stay in, so Connie and I took the dogs for a short
walk somewhere. We didn't end up where we intended, read on to find out
The River Leven at Backbarrow. Many will remember the
flood photos from
20th November last year and at last the
parapet on the bridge has been repaired and the road has re-opened.
The River Leven from the bridge.
The intention was to go to High Dam today but when we
drove through Finsthwaite, I could hardly believe how busy it was and I
have never seen so many cars there. The car park was full and the roads
were lined with cars for qyuite a distanbce. Hmm, we'll give that a miss
then and find somewhere a bit quieter I think.
Back down at Newby Bridge, the weir on the River
We ended up at High Nibthwaite at the foot of Coniston
Water - I know it's not that long since I was there but the views are
quite stunning from this diminutive fell on a day such as this. This is
the view across High Nibthwaite towards NBeacon Fell at the start of the
Connie and the Crake Valley on the climb towards High
Crake Valley sunshine.
The southern end of Coniston Water.
The Coniston fells from the top.
Allan Tarn and distant Black Combe.
Dow Crag and The Old Man.
Close up ion The Old Man of Coniston.
Brown Pike, Buck Pike and Dow Crag.
A riot of colour looking across to Beacon Fell, Caw on
Casper, Connie and Dougal.
Rock the Casper.
The view from the cairn on Brock Barrow.
Crossing the wall at the start of the descent.
We descended the Wainwright way at Connie's behest -
not recommended! Nice Holly tree on the way down though!
Connie on the way down.
The sentinel looks towards Coniston fells.
Connie and her new friend at the foot of Brock Barrow.
Beacon Fell from Coniston Water.
The view from the foot of Coniston Water.
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