Burney

Height: 298 metres / 978 feet Grid reference: SD 26083 85869 Category: The Outlying Fells

The Coniston fells from Burney, named Great Burney on the OS map

The Coniston fells from Burney, named Great Burney on the OS map

Great Burney

Start point: Woodland Fell road (SD 258 852)

Burney (OF) from the Woodland Fell Road

Distance: 1.2 miles     Total Ascent: 122 metres     Time Taken: 30 minutes     Start Time: 10:20

Weather: Cats and dogs, 9C

It was absolutely chucking it down today but those dogs still need to be walked whatever the weather, so it was a local short walk up to Wainwright Outlying fell Great Burney. They don’t seem to mind the rain so much and neither do I really but it makes for an interesting ‘quick on the draw’ style of photography! Today, I was mostly wearing Paramo…

Great Burney

Burney (OF) from the Woodland Fell Road

There was a cool breeze despite the warm sunshine in the southern Lake District this afternoon. Once again it seemed as though our little corner had all the sunshine whilst to the north looked a lot cloudier. Burney lies on the southernmost tip of the Lake District National Park and offers fine views for relatively modest effort.

Great Burney

Burney (OF) from the Woodland Fell Road

Distance: 1.5 miles     Total Ascent: 120 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour

Weather: Dull. 18oC.

There was no sunshine this morning and the higher fells were enveloped in a thick cloak of cloud so we decided to walk up to Great Burney, a compact Outlying Fell which is on the southern edge of the Lake District National Park. Connie was keen to try out her new boots today – I think they passed with flying colours!

Great Burney

Burney (OF) from the Woodland Fell Road

It was another short but pleasant walk for us in the sunshine this afternoon up to Great Burney; with the temperature reaching the heady heights of 16C, it was too good an opportunity to miss the chance of a bit of fresh air. Shame about the haze again, but I guess you can’t have everything!

Great Burney

Start point: Woodland Fell road (SD 259 852)

Burney (OF) from the Woodland Fell Road

Distance: 1.5 miles     Total Ascent: 150 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour

Weather: Sunny with a stiff breeze. 13oC.

Today was a day of two halves – raining and dreary this morning, clearing in the afternoon to give bright sunshine and blue skies. Great Burney lies on the south western edge of the Lake District National Park and is easily reached from the main A5092 road for an easy ascent with lovely views.

Stoneside Pike

Start point: Corney Fell road (SD 150 896)

Corney Fell road – Stoneside Hill (251)Great Paddy Crag Buck Barrow Kinmont Buck Barrow Corney Fell road and then Burney (OF)

Weather: Overcast, cold.

Today’s walk was a short one from the Corney Fell road – no views whatsoever from any of the peaks visited, in complete contrast to the weather round here yesterday.

Blawith Knott and Burney

(i) Start point: Woodland Fell road (SD 256 879)

Woodland Fell Road – Blawith Knott (OF) – Lang Tarn – Tottlebank Height (OF) – Woodland Fell Road

(ii) Start point: Woodland Fell road (SD 259 852)

Burney (OF) from the Woodland Fell Road

Route Map

Weather: Sunny with a stiff breeze.

Two more short walks this morning to keep away from the crowds and the threatened bad weather. As it turned out, the weather wasn’t too bad with sunny intervals. The walks followed were the Blawith Knott and Burney chapters in Wainwright’s ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’.