|Start Point:||Lay-by at Oxen House Bay, Coniston Water||Grid Reference:||SD 291 920|
|Distance:||9.5 miles||Ascent:||1,550 feet|
|Weather:||Generally fine and sunny with a heavy shower late on during the afternoon.|
|Comments:||This was an alternative walk due to an
unforeseeable problem with parking. The car park was full with motor
cyclists for a motor cross event. Seven of us did not meet up with
the main party. We therefore sorted out a circular route for
From Sunny Bank we followed the wall up past Tyson Wood and Coats Hill before joining the Cumbria Way past Beacon Tarn until Cockenskell. A discussion concerned the inclusion of a whistle in some rucksack buckles caused some amusement, who’s checking? The circular route took us past The Knott where we encountered a group on holiday with a pack horse that refused to move. Hope they are not still there. The circuit was completed via Haveriggholme, Hazel Hall, Plain Riggs Reservoir and via the Cumbria Way to the cars.
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Climbing past Tyson Wood . . .
and Coats Hill . . .
where we need to take one layer off
Looking back over Torver and the Coniston Fells . . .
and it looks threatening
Gary the Gnome . . .
and his elves have elevenses at televises . . .
near Beacon Tarn
Water lilies in the tarn . . .
and the beck looks pretty
David shows Robina how to whistle a rucksack buckle
It's fine over the fells now
Lunch stop by Strands Beck
No more to mow
The stubborn pack horse refuses to move . . .
one step only
The bookends sort out where we are
Bank End and dismantles railway with old bridge still used
Disused reservoir at Plain Riggs
Group on Cumbria Way, about to join the road . . .
back to Coniston Water at Oxen House Bay
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