High Pike Haw

Height: 354 metres / 1161 feet Grid reference: SD 26356 94917

Caw and Stickle Pike from the summit of High Pike Haw

Caw and Stickle Pike from the summit of High Pike Haw

Dow Crag

Start point: Torver (SD 285 945)

Torver – Bleaberry Haws – High Pike HawWhite MaidenWhite PikeWalna Scar (OF) – Walna Scar Road – Brown PikeBuck Pike on Seathwaite FellDow Crag Goat’s  Haws – Tranearth – Torver

Distance: 8.9 miles     Total Ascent: 992 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 20 minutes

Weather: Sunny and hazy. 17°C.

The sun was shining again today, with temperatures up to a pleasant 17°C at valley level, although at times it was quite chilly in the cold breeze on the tops. I had a walk up to the Coniston fells from Torver, using the gradual ascent up to Walna Scar via the ‘ignored by Wainwright’ south western fells. The view becomes increasingly better using this route with unrivalled views of the southern Coniston fells and great views along the Duddon Valley to Harter Fell and the Sca Fells beyond.

Walna Scar

Start point: Torver (SD 285 945)

Torver – Bleaberry Haws – High Pike Haw (205) White Maiden (206)White Pike (207)Walna Scar (208) (OF) Walna Scar Road – Cove Bridge – Tranearth – Torver

Weather: Rain, rain (go away!)

Today’s walk takes in a circuit of Torver High Common and is truncated from what I originally planned due to the rather inclement weather. As it rained from start to finish, there are no promised great views of the Coniston Fells or the Sca Fells, but there are some nice water shots – seeing as there was so much of it around!