Friday 2nd May 2008
Start Point : High Nibthwaite (SD 294 896)
Distance : 4.4 miles Height Ascended : 380 metres
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
Top o' Selside and Arnsbarrow Tarn
'Who's a pretty boy then....'
Low Light Haw and a distant Caw
High Wood bluebells