Start point: At the bottom of the Walna Scar road (SD 239 968)
Distance: 5.5 miles Total Ascent: 650 metres Time Taken: 3 hours
Weather: Warm and sunny, sometimes overcast. 23oC.
This afternoon’s objective started out as Grey Friar, that outpost of the Coniston fells. As I made my way up to Seathwaite Tarn, I could see it was looking decidedly gloomy up there whilst everywhere else seemed to have blue skies. Instead, I opted to climb up to Dow Crag using a pathless route of ascent from Seathwaite Tarn – a good decision I think!