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