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A Coniston Round

2nd December 2012

Route.  Coniston - Walna Scar Rd - Breast route - Coniston Old Man - Goats Hawse - Dow Crag - Buck Pike - Brown Pike - Walna Scar Rd - Coniston.  ( About 8 miles 2900ft ascent)


We enjoyed superb weather on Sunday for this classic little round of some of the Coniston fells.

We parked down in Coniston as we didn't want to risk the icy road up to the car park at the end of Walna Scar Rd.  

Coniston old Man from the fell gate.

We used the route that I took when I accompanied Sean a couple of years ago. This is lovely way to climb the Old Man

Brown Pike and Buck Pike come into view as we round the fell.

And then Dow Crag appears.

Zooming in on the rocky top of Dow Crag.

Looking back over the quarry to Coniston the town and a bit of Coniston the lake.

At the top now looking over to a snowy Helvellyn.

Coppermines valley.

We were in shirt sleeves on the climb up but the summit was freezing. So we had a quick lunch stop and set of for Goats Hawse.

Looking back to the summit of the Old Man.

Harter Fell.

Goats Water seen from the icy path down.

Scafell on the left and Scafell Pike on the right.

A look back at the Old Man.

Zooming in on Grisedale Hause

And Blencathra...

and Skiddaw.

The rugged Dow Crag

Looking down one of the snow filled gullys.

My local hill, Winter Hill with the TV mast just visible. Nearly 60 miles as the crow flies  The small bump on the right is Rivington Pike.

Buck Pike.

The shelter near the top of the Walna Scar Rd

Dow Crag from below.

Making our way down after a lovely day.

Last walk - Dunnerdale Fells    next walk - A round above Borrowdale