Sunday 25th September 2011

 

Start Point : Glen Mary Bridge NT carpark (SD 322 999)

                   

Distance : 5.9 miles          Height Ascended : 490 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

The start of the walk - crossing Tom Gill by Glen Mary Bridge.

 

Tom Gill Waterfalls.

 

Looking north along Tarn Hows.

 

Tarn Hows - originally made by combining several small swampy pools to provide water power for an old saw mill nearby.

 

The tarn and its surroundings were landscaped in the 1850s by the Marshalls of Monk Coniston.

 

Tarn Hows reflections.

 

Tarn Hows.

Tarn Hows.

 

Belted Galloways.

 

The northern end of Tarn Hows.

 

High Arnside Tarn - named after a nearby farm.

 

High Arnside Tarn.

 

Holme Fell from the rough lane by High Arnside Tarn.

 

Pike o' Blisco through the gloom………….

 

……………..and again from the High Oxonfell Farm road.

 

High Oxonfell Farm.

 

Hetty checking on the photographer's progress.

 

The Lagoon - Hodge Close Quarry.

 

One of the disused Hodge Close Quarry reservoirs.

 

Low cloud continues to scud past but the Langdale Pikes remain clear (just).

 

Low Fell and The Pikes from the summit of Holme Fell.

 

Another gloomy view of the Langdale Pikes.

 

A cloud-capped Wetherlam.

 

Coniston Water.

 

Towards the Pikes.

 

Yew Tree Farm - once owned by Beatrix Potter in the 1930s it is still home to many of her furnishings.