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

 

 

Stonechat

 

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)

 

Woodpigeon