Friday 6th February 2009

 

Start Point 1 : Top o’ Loanthwaite Lane (SD 336 945)

                   

Distance : 3.5 miles          Height Ascended : 255 metres

 

Route Map 1

 

 

Latterbarrow’s distinctive high cairn still in early morning shadow

 

Zooming in on a sunlit and snowy Crinkle Crags and Bowfell

 

Further round, Fairfield and Hart Crag catch the early morning sun above Ambleside

 

Violet soaking up the rays

 

Looking into the Fairfield Horseshoe from the Old Intake below Latterbarrow’s summit, Red Screes to the right…………………….

 

 ………………..and again a little higher up

 

The lily tarn, Colthouse Heights

 

These two deer were part of a larger group seen near Wraymires Tarn………..

………………unfortunately they all did a quick disappearing act when they saw me

 

Wraymires Tarn

 

The Old Man of Coniston from Wraymires Tarn

 

Another view of Wraymires Tarn with a light dusting of snow on the ice

 

Wetherlam from the path down towards Colthouse

 

Start Point 2 : Grizedale Visitor Centre (SD 362 992)

                   

Distance : 3.5 miles          Height Ascended : 245 metres

 

 

 

Typical Grizedale Forestry road / path

 

Looking towards the Yoke / Ill Bell ridge and High Street

 

The Coniston Fells from the summit of Carron Crag

 

Carron Crag panorama – click on image for a larger version

 

The Howgills

 

Wetherlam and a distant Langdale Pikes

 

Violet………………………………..and the Coniston Fells

 

The Old Man etc now visible from much of the higher forestry roads after recent deforestation

 

Tree sculpture