Brim Fell and Coniston Old Man

Sun 19 Aug 2007

Route: Walna Scar Road, fell gate (Coniston) - Low Water - Brim Fell Rake - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man - Goat's Hawes - Goat's Water - Walna Scar Road - Boo Tarn - fell gate

Distance: 5.75 miles

Ascent: 2,100ft

Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

With: David Hall and Anne


Very windy, cloud down on the tops, more like October / November than August

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The Bell with Wetherlam in cloud behind from the parking next to the fell gate on the Walna Scar road above Coniston

Looking across Coppermines valley to Wetherlam

Looking back to The Bell as we head up the old mine track

Heading up through the old mine workings on the way to Low Water

Wetherlam from the old mine workings below Low Water

Old mine workings on the route up Coniston Old Man via Low Water from the Walna Scar Road

Low Water and our route up to Brim Fell Rake

Looking back to Low Water and the main path up Coniston Old Man

The way ahead having reached the skyline is up this wide ridge, passing to the right of the crags on the skyline

A glimpse of Coniston Water and Coniston village before we head into the clouds

Brim Fell summit cairn

Looking down on the main Coniston Old Man path from the ridge between Brim Fell and The Old Man

The final section of ridge to Coniston Old Man's summit

Low Water far below and a glimpse of Levers Water from Coniston Old Man's summit

Brim Fell from Coniston Old Man

Goat's Water and the lower part of Dow Crag from below Goat's Hawes

Goat's Water

Looking back up at Goat's Hawes from Goat's Water

Dow Crag from Goat's Water

The path from Goat's Water out to the Walna Scar Road

Part of the Walna Scar Road

Previous Walk: Walla Crag (Fri 17 Aug 2007)

Next Walk: Caermote Hill from Bothel (Wed 22 Aug 2007)

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