Friday 8th January 2010

 

Start Point : NT Car Park (SD 322 999)

                   

Distance : 5.5 miles          Height Ascended : 420 metres

 

Route Map

    

Tom Gill Waterfall

 

The dam wall and outlet of The Tarns

 

A frozen and snow covered Tarn Hows

 

The Oxen Fell and Knipe Fold access road at the northern end  of The Tarns - turn right here for Iron Keld plantation

 

Wetherlam

 

Ice crystals glinting in the bright morning light

 

The entrance to a now rather sparse Iron Keld

 

The views across Langdale open up at the top of Iron Keld,

here Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell, Esk Pike, and The Langdale Pikes make a spectacular skyline

 

The Helvellyn range and Fairfield make an equally spectacular backdrop to the north

 

 

High Arnside farm dwarfed by it’s surroundings

 

 

A Winter Wonderland

 

The Old Man of Coniston and Wetherlam from the summit of Black Fell………………………

 

…………………………and again

 

Wetherlam across Black Crag

 

Looking into the Fairfield Horseshoe across Black Fell

 

No shortage of views from Black Crag - here Caudale Moor and the Yoke / Ill Bell ridge provide the background…………………..

 

…………………..the wider view includes Red Screes to the left

 

What a scene

 

Black Crag's triangulation column

 

A whiter than white Black Crag

 

Iron Keld

 

The north end of The Tarns

 

The Tarns

 

The Tarns

 

The Tarns and it's shoreline merge as one

 

‘Say Cheese’

 

A Christmas card pose from another of the Tarn Hows’ residents