Start point: Long House at the foot of the Walna Scar Road near Seathwaite, Duddon Valley (SD 239 968)
Long House – Walna Scar road – White Pike – White Maiden – Walna Scar – Brown Pike – Buck Pike – Dow Crag – Seathwaite Tarn – Long House
Distance: 7 miles Total Ascent: 700 metres Time Taken: 3 hours 15 minutes
Weather: Snowy and cold wind with sunny spells. 4°C
It was sunny, snowy and cold up on the Coniston fells this morning and it was nice to get above the snow line and tread the crisp, new snow in sunshine for a while. The wind was constantly blowing in snow showers up on the Dow Crag ridge and it looks like there is more to come. I had intended to walk round to Grey Friar and descend that way but the ominous clouds and heavy snow showers put paid to that idea!