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!!