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




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




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