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....'

 

Stonechat

 

Low Light Haw and a distant Caw

 

High Wood bluebells