Sunday, 30th October 2011

   

            

 

Walk: Walna Scar, Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag, Goat’s Hause, The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Seathwaite Tarn
Start Point: Parking area at the end of Walna Scar Road Grid Reference: SD 239 968
Distance: 11 miles Ascent: 3,750 feet
Time: 5.75 hours    
Weather: A very overcast day with low cloud covering all fell tops. Fairly warm in the valleys but with a strong cold wind on the summits.
Comments: Four walkers ignored the weather forecast and attended for this walk. Their bravery went unrewarded however as we walked in thick mist for most of the day. The damp conditions made the rock and grass very slippery. This made the descent from Grey Friar particularly exhilarating as it had both these elements in abundance. We were however treated to a lovely view of Seathwaite Tarn emerging from the mist.

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Trudging up Walna Scar Road

 

Brown Pike

 

Coniston Old Man

 

Swirl How

 

Memorial on . . .

 

Great Carrs

 

Heading down to Seathwaite Tarn

 

Seathwaite Dam

 

Beside Seathwaite Tarn

 

Longhouse Gill

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