Wednesday 11th July 2012
Start point: Walna Scar road
(SD 289 970)
Walna Scar car
park - Low Water - Brim Fell Rake -
The Old Man of Coniston
Boo Tarn - Walna Scar car park
Distance: 4.3 miles
Total Ascent: 630 metres
Time Taken: 2 hours
Start Time: 09:25
Weather: Heavy showers.
After a month of solid work, work, work
it was nice to get out again today. I was determined to do it whatever
the weather - today was not about sunshine and views, it was about fresh
air and being alive.
Foxgloves and promising sunshine at Big Hill looking
to The Bell.
Hmm, not so promising now on the tourist route to The
The industrial past of Coniston.
Passing the old mine workings.
Relics of a bygone age.
Dougal leads the way past Low Water heading for Brim
Low Water and The Old Man from Raven Tor.
Dougal and Casper - very wet but glad to be out today
Not much to see on Brim Fell. The rain was horizontal
and it was touch and go whether gloves and hat were needed. Plan B was
put into operation and I decided to return via The Old Man rather than
Swirl How and Prison Band.
All alone on The Old Man...not sure what that Casper
Out of the clouds looking across Coniston on the
More industrial relics (sorry Casper!).
Clearing skies on The Old Man...now!
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