Bethecar Moor

Start point: High Nibthwaite (SD 295 897)

High Nibthwaite – Brock Barrow (OF) Low Light Haw (OF)High Light Haw (OF)Stang HillArnsbarrow Hill Top o’ Selside(OF)– High Nibthwaite

Distance: 4.1 miles     Total Ascent: 347m metres     Time Taken: 1 hours 30 minutes     Start Time: 09:20

Weather: Sunny spells. A cool 9oC.

It may be May (!) but it doesn’t particularly feel like it, the shorts and tee shirt are still not in evidence yet. Dougal (and Casper) have gone for it though having lost their winter coats ready for the long hot summer ahead. It was just me and Dougal again today for a jaunt along the east side of Coniston Water up on Bethecar Moor, a fairly relaxed walk with some great views.

East of Coniston

Start point: High Nibthwaite (SD 295 897)

High Nibthwaite – Brock Barrow – Low Light Haw (OF) – High Light Haw (OF) – High Nibthwaite

Distance: 2 miles    Total Ascent: 225 metres     Time Taken: 45 minutes

Weather: Wet! 8°C.

Regular viewers will remember the last time we visited these fells on the eastern shore of Coniston Water, for it was here that Angus had a disappearance for an hour or two! Oh, how I wish the weather was the same but it was a bit damp and dreary up there today, so no views to speak of. At least Angus was safe this time.

 

East of Coniston

Start point: High Nibthwaite (SD 295 897)

High Nibthwaite – Brock Barrow – Low Light Haw (OF)High Light Haw (OF) – High Nibthwaite

Distance: 2 miles    Total Ascent: 225 metres     Time Taken: Hours!

Weather: Bright and sunny. 20oC.

It started out as just a nice, short walk today – Angus had other plans though, see below for further details! Superb views from a lovely, heathery ridge today although the going was fairly tough along the mainly pathless tussocky and boggy ridge.

 

Top o’ Selside

Start point: High Nibthwaite (SD 295 897)

High Nibthwaite – Brock Barrow – Low Light Haw (OF)High Light Haw (OF)Stang HillArnsbarrow HillTop o’ Selside (OF)– High Nibthwaite

Distance: 5 miles     Total Ascent: 474 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 50 minutes

Weather: Cold, cloud at valley level. 3oC.

It was cold and misty on the drive up to the east side of Coniston. Would it be cold enough at valley level to create a temperature inversion, where the cloud remains at a very low level and you can climb above it to clear skies? Well let’s see….

Top o’ Selside

Start point: High Nibthwaite (SD 295 897)

High Nibthwaite – Brock Barrow – Low Light Haw (OF) – High Light Haw (OF) – Stang Hill (37) – Arnsbarrow Hill (38) – Top o’ Selside (39) (OF)- High Nibthwaite

Weather: Bright at first turning to drizzle.