The Old Man of Coniston

Start point: Walna Scar road (SD 289 970)

Walna Scar car park – Boo Tarn – The Old Man of ConistonBrim Fell – Brim Fell Rake – Low Water – Below Beck Fells – Walna Scar car park

Distance: 4.3 miles     Total Ascent: 630 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 15 minutes     Start Time: 09:20

Weather: Cold and clear. 2C

Everywhere looked to be covered in cloud when I set off from home this morning, especially further to the east. When I was driving towards the Coniston fells they had a big cloud cap on them too, but I thought it would clear when the sun rose a little and thankfully this turned out to be right. It was really clear up there today and it was superb walking the ridge to Brim Fell in those conditions, beautiful and crisp with virtually no one around.

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