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Friday 11th May 2012

Start point: Walna Scar road (SD 289 970)

Walna Scar car park - Boo Tarn - The Old Man of Coniston - Boo Tarn - Walna Scar car park

Distance: 2.9 miles     Total Ascent: 572 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours     Start Time: 09:25

Weather: Overcast with snow showers. 6oC

Route Map

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.

Coniston Water.

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 quarry below.

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 that.

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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