Thu 23 Jul 2009

Route: Low Tilberthwaite - Steel Edge - Wetherlam - Black Sails - south ridge - Levers Water - Coppermines Valley - Irish Row - Crook Beck - Low Tilberthwaite

Distance: 7.25 miles

Ascent: 3,000ft

Time: 7 hours

With: Jill, Nigel, James and Olivia


Surprisingly it stayed dry. Overcast with a cloud base around 2,500ft but lots of sunny intervals.

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Part of Andy Goldsworthy's Tilberthwaite Touchstone Fold

Towards Fairfield from part of the Tilberthwaite quarries

A helping hand across Crook Beck

Birk Fell from low down on Steel Edge

Looking across to Wetherlam Edge and Birk Fell Hawse

Steel Edge

Ascending Steel Edge

Steel Edge from near the top, the cloud has lifted off Helvellyn and Fairfield

Blea Tarn and Side Pike from Wetherlam's summit

Red Dell from Black Sails' south ridge

Looking back up Black Sails south ridge

Coppermines Valley and Coniston Water

Levers Water and Coniston Old Man with its head in the clouds

Levers Water's outflow

One of the many disused mine levels

Levers Water Beck

Simon's Nick on the skyline

Climbing back out of Coppermines Valley

Descending by Tilberthwaite Gill

Previous Walk: Black Crag and Holme Fell (Sun 19 Jul 2009)

Next Walk: A Wet Sleddale Horseshoe (Sat 25 Jul 2009)

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