Wednesday, 4 January 2017
8.20 miles/13.2 km
3,091 ft/942 m ascent
5 hours 40 minutes
Ascending The Old Man of Coniston (2,635ft/803m) up a quiet scenic route away from the quarries, appearing right at the summit. Another sunny day as the sun rose over Coniston Water, we discovered later that it was the 50th anniversary of Donald Campbell’s fateful attempt to beat the world water speed record.
A brisk walk across Brim Fell (2,612ft/796m) and then to Swirl How (2,631ft/802m) in a bitter cold north wind. Superb views of everything!!
Adrian using new walking poles on the steep decent to Swirl Hause, before climbing Wetherlam (2,503ft/763m). Descent back to Swirl Hause and then Levers Water and down the easy Boulder Valley path to the car park.