Sunday  3rd July 2011

 

Start Point : Walna Scar Fell-Road (SD 289 971)

                   

Distance : 6.2 miles          Height Ascended : 770 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

Starting at the Walna Scar Road fell-gate not only has the advantage of saving several

hundred feet of ascent but for no effort instant views of great mountain scenery.

 

The Coppermines Valley.

 

Looking over one of the many spoil heaps towards Swirl Hawse (the dip in the skyline) and Black Sails.

 

Some of the ruins of the old Saddlestone Quarry.

 

Boulder Valley.

 

Room With a View.

 

The old winch-house.

 

Reminders of  hard toil of another age.

 

Black Sails.

 

Brim Fell from Low Water.

 

Low Water.

Looking across Raven Tor towards Wetherlam and down to Levers Water.

 

Black Sails and Wetherlam.

 

The sun lights up the blue waters of Low Water.

 

Coniston on the final approach to the summit of The Old Man.

 

The final approach brings Swirl How into view left of centre.

 

I assume it is easier going down than the ride up!!.

 

Looking north along the ridge from just below the summit of the OM.

 

Looking back down on the upper zig-zags rising from Low Water.

 

The view north from summit of The Old Man.

 

The mighty summit cairn.

 

A quick look back to the summit before beginning the descent down to Goat's Hawse.

 

The Scafells over Grey Frair.

 

Goat's Water and the shadowed bulk of Dow Crag from Goat's Hawse.

 

Grey Friar , Great Carrs and Swirl How.

 

The Old Man of Coniston.

 

The Top of Broad Slack from Dow Crag's north ridge.

 

Looking towards the head of Morecambe Bay.

 

Another view north from Dow Crag's north ridge.

 

The Great Carrs / Coniston ridge from the summit of Dow Crag.

 

Buck Pike and Walna Scar from Dow Crag........................

 

........and the view northwest to the Scafells.............

 

.......and Harter Fell.......

 

.....and another look north.

 

An Old Man and a young lady.

 

The top of Great Gully.

 

The top of Easy Gully.

 

Dow Crag from the top of South Rake.

 

Dow Crag from Buck Pike.

 

The Old Man of Coniston from Buck Pike.

 

Brown Pike, Walna Scar and White Maiden from Buck Pike.

 

Blind Tarn and Brown Pike.

 

Blind Tarn Screes below Buck Pike.

 

Walna Scar, Caw and Black Combe from Brown Pike.

 

Buck Pike and The Old Man of Coniston.

 

The Cove.

 

Cove Bridge.

 

Beacon Fell (right) from the Walna Scar Road.

 

Nearly back at the beginning……………

 

………………….and the views still holding good.