Saturday 20th September 2008


Start Point : Walna Scar Road (SD 289 971)


Distance : 5.2 miles          Height Ascended : 660 metres


Route Map



Daybreak over Farleton Fell


Coniston reflections


The sign on the right says’ Footpath to The Old Man’ - not my route today though which was via Goat’s Tarn


A break in the cloud gives a brief glimpse of Yew Bank whilst Beacon Fell remains hidden


Cove Bridge to the left and a section of the Walna Scar Road leading up to Walna Scar Pass and Brown Pike


Looking up to a cloud-laden Dow Crag


Opposite the cloud lifts temporarily on The Old Man……………..after this the cloud stayed down for the duration of the walk


The Cove


Great Gully - Dow Crag


Goat's Tarn and Goat's Hawse


Hetty sees an opportunity for a dip..................


………….....and takes it!


The last view of Goat's Water before heading into the cloud


A rather grey and deserted Old Man


Summit pose from Hetty


Back out of the cloud and the first view of Low Water


Hetty observes the now steady procession of walkers heading upwards


Low Water


One of the larger quarry workings


The neat remains of an old adit


One of several old mine buildings typical of the area below The Old Man of Coniston


More old quarry workings


The Bell


I made a detour on the way home via Humphrey Head

Humphrey Head


Another splash for Hetty to enjoy


Close up of the limestone outcrop below Humphrey Head


A warning to would-be climbers


Information Board


Speckled Wood