Thursday 27th August 2009

 

Start Point : Walna Scar Road (SD 288 970)

                   

Distance : 6.5 miles          Height Ascended : 830 metres

 

Route Map

    

 

A bright start but with what would be a continually changing cloud cover - here looking to The Bell

 

Coppermines Valley overlooked here by Wetherlam and the Furness Fells

 

A sunlit Grey Crag with Great How Crags and Prison Band darkly silhouetted and partially obscured by cloud

 

Signs of the recent heavy rain - Low Water Beck cascades down from Brim Fell

 

Crossing Low Water Beck

 

The Old Man from Boulder Valley

 

Simon’s Nick & Paddy End coppermine adjacent to the

south shore of Levers Water

 

Swirl How over Levers Water

 

Prison Band and  Swirl Hawse from Levers Water dam

 

Levers Water dam……………….

 

……..and the weir

(not quite deep enough to get one's feet wet)

 

Levers Hawse over Levers Water

 

Looking south across Levers Water

 

Little and Great How Crags

 

Brim Fell

 

The Old Man, Brim Fell and Great How Crags

 

Pike o’ Blisco and The Langdale Pikes over Wet Side Edge from Swirl Hawse

 

Looking up Prison Band

 

Crinkle Crags overtopping Wet Side Edge

 

Great Carrs

 

Looking down Greenburn to a distant cloud-topped Helvellyn plateau and Fairfield Horseshoe – Skiddaw far left

 

Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell and Glaramara across Great Carrs

 

Wetherlam from the summit of Swirl How - Little Langdale Tarn just left of centre

 

Similar view through a thin veil of passing cloud

 

Looking northwest across Great Carrs to the higher Southern Fells

 

Greenburn and Little Langdale

 

The high Southern Fells from the summit of Swirl How

 

Looking south from Swirl How towards The Old Man, Brim Fell and Dow Crag

 

Looking down Dunnerdale towards Black Combe - Dow Crag to the left

 

The Scafells from Swirl Band

 

Seathwaite Tarn

 

The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell and Dow Crag

 

Prison Band from the top of Great How Crags

 

Grey Friar (and Crinkle Crags again)

 

The Old Man from Brim Fell

 

Looking north along the ridge from Brim Fell's summit cairn to Great Carrs and Swirl How

 

Coniston - the village and lake

 

 

Blind Tarn below Brown Pike

 

The Coniston Fells looking north along the ridge from the Old Man

 

A close up of the spectacular east face of Dow Crag

 

Dow Crag and Harter Fell

 

Another view looking north from just below the summit of The Old Man

 

Low Water

 

A last view of Swirl How  and Prison Band across  Brim Fell

 

Boo Tarn - it won't be long before the reeds take over completely!!