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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