Five Coniston fells

Sat 26 Mar 2011

Route: Walna Scar Road, fell gate (Coniston) - Low Water - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell - Levers Hawse - Fairfield - Grey Friar - Fairfield - Great Carrs - Swirl How - Levers Hawse - Levers Water - Boulder Valley - fell gate

Distance: 8.50 miles

Ascent: 3,050ft

Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

With: On own


Overcast and hazy. Cold wind at times on the tops

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Through the mine workings on my ascent of Coniston Old Man

I'm not the only one heading up the Old Man

Low Water and part of my ascent route from Coniston Old Man's summit

Brim Fell from Coniston Old Man's summit trig point

Coniston Old Man from Brim Fell's summit

The ridge to Swirl How

Seathwaite Tarn and Harter Fell

Looking back to Brim Fell, and Dow Crag on the right, from the traversing path round to Fairfield

The Scafells from Grey Friar's summit

The Scafells across Upper Eskdale

The 'Matterhorn Rock' on Grey Friar

Great Carrs and Swirl How from Grey Friar

Halifax Bomber crash memorial, Great Carrs

Swirl How from Great Carrs

Swirl How summit with Wetherlam behind and Little Langdale Tarn far below

Looking south along the ridge to Brim Fell, with Coniston Old Man behind left and Dow Crag on the right

My descent route and Levers Water

Levers Water and Little and Great How Crags

My route back to the Walna Scar Road

Coppermines Valley

Previous Walk: A Coledale Round (Sun 13 Mar 2011)

Next Walk: Branstree and Selside Pike (Mon 2 May 2011)

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