Monday 6th February 2012
Coniston (SD 300 975)
Coniston - Walna Scar Road - Boo Tarn -
The Old Man of Coniston - Boo Tarn - Walna Scar
Road - Coniston
Distance: 4.7 miles
Total Ascent: 730 metres
Time Taken: 3 hours
Start Time: 09:15
Weather: Sunny and clear. 3oC
The cold winter days continue and 'down
below' the freezing fog hangs in the valleys for most of the day at the
moment. Up on high it is a different story with more blue skies and
clear views making these excellent walking days.
There was freezing fog everywhere on the climb from
Looking across Coniston towards Black Fell.
Walking the road towards the fell gate.
A mackerel sky over The Bell.
Freezing fog is covering Coniston Water.
The view to the east, the Bursting Stone quarry road
Coniston village still covered by fog.
Casper and Dougal on the climb.
Coniston panorama. Select on the images to see a
Coniston Water, Beacon Fell to the right.
Casper leads the way.
Brown Pike and Buck Pike.
Dougal and Walna Scar.
Sunny but cold this morning.
Buck Pike and Dow Crag.
Brown Pike across The Cove.
The low lying valleys to the south east are all
covered by mist.
Looking along Coniston Water and the Crake valley.
The Ill Bell ridge to the east.
Black Combe on the left has no snow on it.
Some of the eastern fells have a cloud cap this
A view for miles from the summit of The Old Man of
The Scafells from the summit.
The column on The Old Man.
Fairfield beyond Wetherlam.
Brim Fell along the ridge.
Black Combe across Brown Pike with Blind Tarn in the
hollow beneath Brown Pike.
A great view of Dow Crag in the sunshine, South Rake
to the left.
Looking across to the Helvellyn ridge. The dark tip to
the right is Dollywaggon Pike, Helvellyn next left.
Casper, King of the Fells.
Looking across Coniston village from the summit.
The steep way down.
Back at the end of the Walna Scar road and not a car
in sight (which is unusual!) at the car park.
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