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