|Walk:||Two tops only - Blawith Knott and White Boran cairn|
|Start Point:||Roadside car park||Grid Reference:||SD 289 898|
|Distance:||10 miles||Ascent:||1,700 feet|
|Weather:||Apart from one shower, it was an improving day with sunshine in the afternoon. The temperature was cool but a strong wind made it seem colder.|
|Comments:||A nice gentle walk to get back into our walking mode. By climbing Slatestone Fell and using paths around Houkier Hall Bank and Subberthwaite Bank we arrived at Blawith Knott for Lunch. From Blawith Knott a panaramic view of the south lakes comes into view with tops today being in snow. Taking the extra little hill above Beacon Tarn brought out " not another climb" from some of the group but with no real complaints. 7 people enjoyed the day.|
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Gathering for the start
Rob chooses an 'airy' spot for elevenses
A firmly shut gate - but it is a right of way
We'll stay here where it's warm
Disappearing water - down a 'sink hole'
Checking out the route at Giant's cave . . .
and it looks like we are heading . . .
up Blawith Knott
Phil takes it easy at our lunch spot
From the summit . . .
the snow-covered summits are touched by low cloud . . .
but they are still worth a few photos
The unnamed tarn . . .
has a thin covering of ice
A lovely green path takes us on to . . .
Beacon Tarn . . .
where Rob and Ray wait for the rest of the group
Phil decides to check the thickness of the ice . . .
but sensibly soon retreats
Arriving on Beacon . . .
a rainbow graces the sky . . .
and it looks like Phil should have the pot of gold!
Leaving Beacon, with its rather prominent GEO Cache box . . .
we head towards Coniston Water . . .
with views of the distant snowy summits
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