Coniston Fells

Fri 9 Nov 2001

Route: Coniston - Lad Stones - Wetherlam - Swirl Hawse - Prison Band - Swirl How - Great Carrs - Fairfield - Grey Friar - Fairfield - Levers Hawes -Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man - Low Water - Coniston

Distance: 11.20 miles

Ascent: 3,810ft

Time: 5 hours

With: On Own


Dry, blue skies, dusting of snow on the fells, wind NE mod to fresh, -2oC on tops per Lakes Weather Line

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Coniston Water, looking north

Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man from Torver

Coniston Coppermines road

Coniston Old Man from Coppermines valley

Looking east from Lad Stones ridge, Wetherlam

Looking back down Lad Stones ridge, Wetherlam

Looking north east from Wetherlam summit

Looking north west from Wetherlam summit

360 Panorama from Wetherlam summit

Ice crystals, Wetherlam

Ice crystals, Wetherlam

Prison Band, Swirl How

Levers Water with Coniston Water and the sea beyond from Prison Band, Swirl How

Wetherlam from Swirl How summit

Grey Friar from Swirl How

Great Carrs from Swirl How summit

Swirl How from Great Carrs summit

Wetherlam from Great Carrs summit

Halifax Bomber crash memorial, Great Carrs

Halifax Bomber crash memorial, Great Carrs

Panorama north from Grey Friar summit

Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag from Grey Friar summit

Skiddaw from Grey Friar summit (18 miles away)

Westerly panorama from the traverse below Swirl How summit

Swirl How from the north ridge of Brim Fell

Coniston Old Man from Brim Fell summit

The Scafells from Brim Fell summit

Dow Crag from the ridge between Brim Fell and Coniston Old Man

Coniston Old Man summit

Coniston village from Coniston Old Man

Low Water

Wetherlam from the mine working, Coniston Old Man

The Bell and the quarry road, Coniston Old Man and Coniston Water

Disused railway bridge, Coniston

Tarn Hows (taken during a quick stop on the way home)

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