Dow Crag and Walna Scar

Sun 23 Jun 2002

Route: Walna Scar Road, fell gate (Coniston) - Boo Tarn - Walna Scar Road - Cove Bridge - Goat's Water - Goat's Hawes - Dow Crag - Buck Pike - Brown Pike - Walna Scar - White Maiden - Ash Gill Quarry - Banishead Quarry - Boo Tarn - fell gate

Distance: 7.50 miles

Ascent: 2,100ft

Time: 3 hours 45 minutes

With: Anne


Dry, sunny intervals, windy on the tops.

We followed a combination of A. Wainwright's ascent of Dow Crag from Coniston in his 'The Southern Fells' guide [Dow Crag 8] and his 'Walna Scar' walk in his book 'The Outlying Fells of Lakeland' [page 114]

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Swirl How and Wetherlam with The Bell in the foreground from the Walna Scar Road car park

Dow Crag from Cove Bridge, Walna Scar Road

Looking up at Dow Crag from Goat's Water

Goat's Water from Goat's Hawes

Goat's Water and Dow Crag from Goat's Hawes

Scafell (top in cloud), Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, Ill Crag and Great End from the climb up to Dow Crag summit from Goat's Hawes

Coniston Old Man from Dow Crag summit

Looking down Easy Gully, Dow Crag

Looking back to Dow Crag from Buck Pike

Brown Pike and Blind Tarn from Buck Pike

Green Crag and Harter Fell, Eskdale from Buck Pike

White Maiden, White Pike and Caw from Walna Scar summit

Dow Crag, Buck Pike, Brown Pike and Coniston Old Man from the descent off White Maiden

The big hole, Banishead Quarry

Folded rocks, Timley Knott, Coniston Old Man

Previous Walk: Scout Scar (Sat 22 Jun 2002)

Next Walk: Loughrigg Fell (Tue 25 Jun 2002)

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