Black Sails

Height: 745 metres / 2443 feet Grid reference: NY 28292 00757

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Walking the Black Sails ridge

Walking the Black Sails ridge

Wetherlam

Start point: Tilberthwaite car park (NY 306 010)

Tilberthwaite – Tilberthwaite Gill – Birk Fell Man on Birk Fell – Wetherlam Edge – Wetherlam Black Sails – Red Dell – Hole Rake – Tilberthwaite

Distance: 6 miles     Total Ascent: 880 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours

Weather: Clear at first, mist and drizzle later. 19oC.

Everywhere but Wetherlam seemed to be in cloud this morning when I set out; it was basking under a lovely blue sky, but that quickly changed during the ascent of Wetherlam Edge. I thought it would be an interesting addition to drop down to Red Dell following the Black Sails ridge but it proved to be a tough climb back up to Hole Rake and over to Tilberthwaite.

A Coniston Round

Start point: Coniston (SD 304 976)

Coniston – Walna Scar road – Brown Pike (48) – Buck Pike on Seathwaite Fell (49) – Dow Crag (50) – Goat’s Hawse – Coniston Old Man (51) – Brim Fell (52) – Levers Hawse – Great How (53) – Grey Friar (54) – Little Carrs (55) – Hell Gill Pike (56) – Great Carrs (57) – Swirl How (58) – Prison Band – Swirl Hawse – Black Sails (59) – Wetherlam (60) – Coniston

Weather: Overcast with sunny spells. Very windy.

A long Coniston round today taking in all the highest tops and some of the less well known ones. It was a drizzly start but this soon cleared and there were lots of sunny intervals with some cloud coming in. There was a strong breeze all day growing to gale force by the end of the walk.

You may have noticed a distinct lack of Tarns on this walk. This is because there were so many to be seen, I have given them their own page and they can be viewed here.

Coniston Tarns

Start point: Coniston (SD 304 976)

Coniston – Walna Scar road – Brown Pike (48)Buck Pike on Seathwaite Fell (49)Dow Crag (50)Goat’s  Hawse Coniston Old Man (51) Brim Fell (52) Levers Hawse – Great How (53) Grey Friar (54) Little Carrs (55)Hell Gill Pike (56) Great Carrs (57) Swirl How (58) – Prison Band – Swirl Hawse – Black Sails (59)Wetherlam (60) – Coniston

It was amazing how many tarns and stretches of water could be seen on this Coniston Round; they are shown on this page.