Sunday, 22nd January 2012
||Bethecar Moor and Top O'Selside
||Car park by Coniston Water
||SD 296 910
||Strong winds with showers
early on turning to patchy blue sky and finishing with light rain.
||The walk took in woodland, open fells
and some farm land. Starting in woodland our trail led up through
trees to a foresters trail which heads towards Grisedale Forrest.
Leaving the trail part way, we then ascended to Top O'Selside where
we experienced strong winds and showers. Taking various paths/trails
we then headed towards Satterthwaite. Our route then took us through
further plantations, before emerging on open fells with excellent
views, our objective being High Ickenthwaite. Turning west we headed
towards Brock Barrow and High Nibthwaite. The final leg was again
along the foresters trail to eventually descend back to the cars.
Six people braved the day and all enjoyed a good brisk walk.
Scroll down to see photos of the walk
Preparing for a wet start
Hanging on to the Top O'Selside
Studying the route through Bethecar Moor
Wouldn't fancy driving my car down there anyway!
Newly cut and neatly stacked
It looks easy for Robb . . .
and also for Tony and Ray
Fells in the distance but which ones?
Lunch break in the sun . . .
and amongst the dead bracken
Heading back towards Coniston
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