Sunday, 19th June 2016

Walk: Greenburn Valley, Wet Side Edge, Great Carrs, Swirl How, Levers Water mines and Coppermine Valley
Start Point: Tilberthwaite Grid Reference: NY 306 010
Distance: 10.5 miles Ascent: 3,600 feet
Time: 6 hours
Weather: Mist, more mist and heavy rain
Comments:

Our walk started with very low mist all around us with views coming and going. The mist persisted all morning and becoming dense on the tops. By early afternoon the mist had become heavy rain and the route was amended to escape the damp conditions.From Tilberthwaite we climbed to the col between Betsy Crag and Wetherlam for the Greenburn valley before once again climbing up to Wet Side Edge with Wryness pass on our right and Greenburn valley on our left.
By the time we had reached Little and Great Carrs, the mist was becoming dense, and, care had to be taken to ensure that no-one was lost.
Swirl how appeared out of the mist and here we turned towards Coniston Old Man for a rocky path down to Levers Water.
Still in mist we had our lunch just as the rain started to fall. After visiting some of the mines around Levers Water and with calls of ‘get me out of here’ the walk was shortened to escape the heavy rain.

All smiles and ready for the off but also kitted out for the wet conditions to come

Our climb out of Tilberthwaite
with Kath leading the way

With mist swirling around us,
Ray checks our position on his GPS

Descending into . . .

the Greenburn Valley . . .

and zooming in on the watefall . . .

before crossing Greenburn Beck

Little Langdales from Rough Crags

Elevenses on Rough Crags

A short breather before continuing on up Wet Side Edge
with Little Langdales remaining in view . . .

and time for a group shot on High End

The mist on the left was coming up Wrynose pass before disappearing into the clouds with Tony and Kath concentrating on their footwork

Now in thick mist on Great Carrs' summit

Swirl How summit

A rocky descent,

where care had to be taken,

on our down to Levers Water

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