Tarn Hows, Black Crag, Hodge Close and Holme Fell

Sun 4 Jan 2004

Route: Coniston village - Coniston Water - Monk Coniston - Tarn Hows - Black Fell (Black Crag) - Low Arnside - Hollin Bank - Tongue Intake - Low Oxen Fell - High Oxen Fell - Hodge Close Quarry - Holme Ground Tarns - Holme Fell - Yew Tree Farm - Coniston village

Distance: 11.25 miles

Ascent: 1,600ft

Time: 5 hours 20 minutes

With: Anne


Overcast, mild, some snow remaining on the higher ground with many of the paths icy

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The Black Bull Inn, Coniston

Looking down Coniston water

Coniston Old Man from Monk Coniston jetty

Wetherlam from a frozen Tarn Hows

Tarn Hows

Wetherlam can just be seen through some of the remaining trees in Iron Keld Plantation

The Helvellyn and Fairfield fells from the path to Black Crag's summit

Looking towards Black Crag's summit

Wetherlam from Black Crag's summit

Mist over Windermere

The Langdale Pikes behind Lingmoor Fell

Low Arnside

High Oxen Fell

Hodge Close quarry

The Langdale Pikes from one of the old reservoirs, Holme Fell

The Helvellyn and Fairfield fells from high up on Holme Fell

Holme Fell summit with Coniston Water in the distance

The Langdale Pikes and Lingmoor Fell

Yew Tree Tarn

Previous Walk: Greenhead Gill Round (Tue 30 Dec 2003)

Next Walk: Loughrigg Fell (Fri 9 Jan 2004)

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