Coniston Fells

Monday, 2 January 2017 TBA miles/TBA km TBA ft/TBA m ascent 4 hours 19 minutes As you descend the Whinlatter Pass in the direction of Lorton you catch glimpses of a beautiful pointed peak – this is Ladyside Pike (2,306ft/703m), our first hill of 2017 on a route over Hopegill Head (2,526ft/770m), Hobcarton Crag (2,425ft/739m), […]

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Coniston Fells

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Wednesday, 4 January 2017
8.20 miles/13.2 km
3,091 ft/942 m ascent
5 hours 40 minutes

… more photos on Flickr


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.

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Scafell from the slopes of Wetherlam

 

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On Summit of Wetherlam

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!!
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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.


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