Wednesday 23rd December 2009

 

Start Point : Road side parking near BrownHowe (SD 291 913)

                   

Distance : 4.3 miles          Height Ascended : 270 metres

 

Route Map

    

The access road  up to Stable Harvey was almost hidden beneath the snow, fortunately the snow

was heavily rutted with deep tractor tracks making walking slightly easier

 

The first view of the Coniston range at the top of the access road

 

Onwards and upwards - the path to the summit of Beacon Fell was a ‘make it up as you go along’ thing due to the heavy covering of snow

 

The Coniston fells would remain the main focus on today's walk

 

Deep snow on the northern approach to the top of Beacon Fell

 

Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston and Wetherlam

 

Walna Scar, Dow Crag and the OM

 

Looking over Coniston Water to the Fairfield range, Red Screes, Caudale Moor and  Mardale Ill Bell

 

Caw

 

Black Combe round to the 'Buck Barrows'

 

Top o' Selside

 

Coniston Water

 

Dow Crag and The Old Man from the top of Beacon Fell

 

Spectacular views all round today

 

More of the Coniston Range

 

Hetty enjoys the springy turf on Beacon Fell's small summit pateau

 

Hetty

 

Beacon Fell summit cairn

 

The trudge to the summit well worth the effort

 

Beacon Fell and a frozen Beacon Tarn

 

Looking back to Wool Knott across Beacon Tarn

 

The route from Beacon Tarn follows a short section of the Cumbria Way

 

Back at the start and a view of the Fairfield Horseshoe beyond the head of Coniston Water