Friday 11th May 2012
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: 2 hours
Start Time: 09:25
Weather: Overcast with snow showers. 6oC
I was glad to get out anywhere this
morning having been deliberately staying away from the rough stuff after
sustaining a bit of an injury. I took it easy on this one and made it
more of a recuperative stroll. I think I should be in my shorts by now
but no, it was back to the winter gear again with quite a heavy snow
shower when I was on the summit.
It was looking a bit murky over the fells to the
north, Wetherlam in cloud.
Boo Tarn and the Walna Scar Road.
Looking towards the Duddon Estuary.
Buck Pike and Dow Crag across The Cove, the cloud
rolling in now - it was clear earlier.
Dougal - no prizes for guessing what he is looking at
- not Walna Scar and Brown Pike across The Cove, that's for sure.
Casper and Dougal.
Climbing Crag O' Stile.
The view across Coniston to Windermere, Bursting Stone
Someone knew where the plaque was.
The final 100m to the summit was under cover of cloud
with a shower blowing in - a snow shower that is - and a heavy one at
The tourist path.
Low Water and Levers Water.
A Coniston Water panoramic...and Dougal.
The return along the old miners track.
The steam yacht Gondola on Coniston Water.
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