Saturday 31st May 2008


Start Point : Top of fell road (SD 150 896)


Distance : 5.0 miles          Height Ascended : 325 metres


Route Map 1

Today’s two walks ‘Whit Fell’ & ‘Burney’ followed those described by A Wainwright in his ‘Outlying Fells of Lakeland’

NB The parking space at top of the fell road at just over 1300 feet above sea level means little height gain is

required to visit all the tops on the first walk. Apart from a ‘mini-scramble’ at the top of Buck Barrow everywhere the walking is easy.


The delightfully named Kinmont Buck Barrow (l) and Buck Barrow (r) from the parking space at the top of the fell road.


Approaching the summit of Buck Barrow along the grassy cart-track


Looking to Whitfell (the Scafells immediately behind in the hazy distance) from the top of Buck Barrow


The view in the opposite direction includes the Duddon estuary


An impressive panorama awaits at the summit of Whit Fell - here looking to the Pillar and Scafell and Bowfell groups


Whitfell panoramic view (click on image for a larger version)


Violet poses for a summit shot on Whit Fell


Whitfell's neat cairn shelter


Looking back to Buck Barrow with Black Combe behind


The Duddon estuary


Wheatear (female)


Looking across Kinmont Buck Barrow's summit cairn to Buck Barrow


The Coniston Fells over Penn from the fell road (en-route to Great Burney)


Saturday 31st May 2008


Start Point : The Woodland road just off the A5092 (SD 259 853)


Distance : 1.4 miles Height Ascended : 135 metres


Route Map 2





The Coniston Fells, Helvellyn and Fairfield groups and a glimpse of Coniston Water from Burney's eastern shoulder


The northern aspect from the summit of Burney - little effort for a big reward.


Zooming in over Beacon Fell


The Duddon estuary from Great Burney's summit - Black Combe to the right


Great Burney panorama view (click on image for a larger version)