Start point: Walna Scar road (SD 289 970)
Distance: 5 miles Total Ascent: 577 metres Time Taken: 2 hours 15 minutes
Weather: Some sunny spells. 16ºC.
The Coniston fells cut the weather in half today; to the north-east all was overcast and to the south-west was much sunnier and brighter – guess which way I opted for! I climbed up to Dow Crag by the South Rake, a scree filled gully which is a scramble, not a walk (so be warned!). I made a pathless and steep descent to Blind tarn beneath Brown Pike to have a closer look at this often walked above, but not around, tarn.