Friday 2nd May 2008


Start Point : High Nibthwaite (SD 294 896)


Distance : 4.4 miles          Height Ascended : 380 metres


Route Map

Today’s walk followed A. Wainwright’s Top o’ Selside  walk in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’ until reaching

 the summit of Top o’ Selside when an alternative return route was chosen via Arnsbarrow Tarn and Arnsbarrow Hill.

NB Brock Barrow is a nameless summit (748’) in the AW chapter.


Beacon Fell across High Nibthwaite and the southern end of Coniston Water


Looking down on Allan Tarn from the short steep climb up Brock Barrow


Gaining height quickly and another view of the southern end of Coniston


Looking northwest across Brock Barrow's second cairn.

The Coniston and Furness Fells hidden beneath a thick blanket of towering cumulus


High Light Haw with Top o' Selside and Arnsbarrow Hill beyond


Looking back across the summit of High Light Haw to Low Light Haw and Brock Barrow


The pointed summit of Caw from Selside - the thick bank of cumulus continues to obscure the high fells


Bruce Top o' Selside


Dark skies over The Old Man


Arnsbarrow Tarn


Top o' Selside and Arnsbarrow Tarn


'Who's a pretty boy then....'




Low Light Haw and a distant Caw


High Wood bluebells