Coniston Round

Start point: Walna Scar road (SD 289 970)

Walna Scar road – Brown PikeBuck Pike on Seathwaite FellDow Crag Goat’s  Hawse –Coniston Old Man Brim Fell Levers Hawse –  Great How  Swirl Band – Top of Broad Slack –Great Carrs Swirl How – Prison Band – Swirl Hawse – Levers Water – Boulder Valley – Walna Scar road

Distance: 10.5 miles     Total Ascent: 2670 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 30 minutes

Weather: Very cold with gale force winds. 3oC, but much colder with the wind chill.

It didn’t look too promising when I set off along the Walna Scar Road and sure enough when I reached Brown Pike the wind was gale force and the hailstones were shotblasting my face. Magically, when I reached Dow Crag, the clouds cleared (blown away presumably!) and there were lovely blue skies. The wind was ever present and made the walking difficult at times; full winter gear was required today. Today was the first time I have ever been recognised on the fells from this website (okay, Angus was recognised to be technically correct). He’s famous that dog!

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