Friday 15th August 2008


Start Point : Walna Scar Raod car park (SD 289 970)


Distance : 6.3 miles          Height Ascended : 580 metres


Route Map



Walna Scar Road at the beginning of today's walk


Boo Tarn - a little easier to find after the recent heavy rains!!


Hetty amongst the grasses of Boo Tarn


The first look at Brown Pike and Buck Pike - Walna Scar Pass the low point on the left skyline


Further along the path and extended views of Dow Crag and The Old Man of Coniston open up and dominate for a while


Cove Bridge


Looking up to Goat's Hawse as it catches a passing shower - a moody looking Dow Crag to the left


Old quarry workings below The Old Man


Blind Tarn


Coniston Water viewed from the old spoil heaps below the summit of Brown Pike


Hetty contemplating the possibility of a dip?


Buck Pike, The Old Man of Coniston and Blind Tarn


Some of the old quarry buildings below Brown Pike............


.......and again from a higher vantage point


Walna Scar and Caw from Brown Pike


The view in the opposite direction - Buck Pike and a partially obscured Old Man


Looking northwest towards Green Crag and Harter Fell


Grey Friar, Dow Crag , Buck Pike, Brown Pike and The Old Man from White Maiden the high point on Walna Scar


The junction of walls just below the summit of White Maiden and a view of the Duddon Estuary


A near summit pose from Hetty


Looking down the ravine of Red Gill………………………..


………………………and ooking up the ravine of Red Gill


And again with Brown Pike to the right


Red Gill Beck above the old Ash Gill Quarry


Spoil heaps of the old Ash Gill Quarry


The buttresses of an old collapsed bridge across Red Gill Beck – mentioned by AW in his Walna Scar chapter of ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’


The big hole, Banishead Quarry (AW)


Walna Scar, Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag and the southern front of the Old Man from Banishead


Common Blue and Greenbottle


Looking north across the grassy expanse of Banishead towards the Far Eastern Fells


Black Sails, Wetherlam and Furness Fells