Sunday, 10th February




Walk: Torver, Torver Common, Yew Bank, Woodland Fell, Beacon Tarn
Start Point: Torver Grid Reference: SD 281 941
Distance: 11 miles Ascent: 1,723 feet
Time: 5.5 hours    
Weather: Blue skies and sunshine all day with no noticeable wind.
Comments: This is a good walk with lots of excellent views of Coniston Old Man, Dow Crag and Buck Pike, plus other panoramic views westward from the top of Yew Bank. The walk also passed Beacon Tarn which turned out to be a popular point to visit by other walkers. Once we got going it was quite warm and we had to start taking off layers. We all ended up with T shirts and some of us wished we had been bold enough to have brought our shorts along. Needless to say, we all had a terrific day.

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It's a bit cool as we set off but we are in for some really good weather


A great spot for a house - but a bit isolated


The local dragons keep watch for intruders


Two stiles - one each side of the disused railway line


Must have been cold last night!


A great shot through the trees


Time to strip off at Torver Common - the top layer that is


Passing a little tarn the 'Old Man' keeps an eye on us


Walking along a lane . . .


with the fells looking beautiful on a glorious, sunny day


Time for a coffee stop - has Betsy lost something?


Garry makes sure that we haven't got lost


A little, run-down cattle shed - anyone for a renovation project!!


David Marshalls the group for a photo at Yew Bank Cairn . . .


where the 'Old Man' is still checking on us


Steady there - no wet feet today


Lunch time on Woodland Fell


Part of the Cumbria Way


Beacon Tarn


Time for a brief pause but . . .


don't get too comfortable Garry


The Coniston Group from the side of Blawith Fells


Yes, it's the 'Old Man' again whilst the un-named disused reservoir . . .


provides a study in reflections


Nearly back as Garry and John cross the last stile and bridge

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