Coniston Fells

Start point: Walna Scar road (SD 289 970)

Walna Scar road – The Old Man of Coniston  Brim Fell  Levers Hawse – Great How  Swirl How – Prison Band – Swirl Hawse – Levers Water – Boulder Valley – Walna Scar road

Distance: 6.2 miles     Total Ascent: 770 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours

Weather: Sunny, hazy and cool. 0°C.


The conditions were a little strange up on Coniston today, oddly cold – yet warm and clear – yet hazy! I never quite got above the haze layer today but the sun did manage to break through at times. The temperature was below freezing when I set off and when I returned yet in the sunshine it was really warm with the temperature only seemingly plummeting in the breeze at the top.


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