Walk Report: Coniston Old Man

Date: 18th Apr 2009
Stats: 10.0 miles, 3800 feet
Weather: Lovely and sunny all day, warm with no wind and no rain
Trig Points: 1: TP2382 – Coniston Old Man
Wainwrights: 6: Wetherlam, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man
Other Info: Free parking on Walna Scar Road, no toilets
Summary: Walna Scar Road, Church Beck, Wetherlam via Above Beck Fells, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man, Walna Scar Road


Key to symbols:
= Trig Point    = Wainwright Summit

Probably the first time ever that Tex has planned one of our walks and I didn’t want to disappoint by saying that I’d walked this only a few months earlier on my own. It was still a grand walk and even more enjoyable for selecting a better route up to Wetherlam, avoiding the boggy section in Red Dell which I chose last time.

Coniston Old Man
Not another crappy hire car – this one is long abandoned and I often wonder how it got here.

Coniston Old Man
Coniston Old Man from the path up Church Beck

Coniston Old Man
Coniston YHA, a wonderful springboard for a walking weekend

Coniston Old Man
The quarries beneath Sweeten Crag – this must be some sort of winding gear I guess?

Coniston Old Man
The path up Sweeten Crag

Coniston Old Man
The first sight of Levers Water

Coniston Old Man
The Old Man ridge line from Wetherlam

Coniston Old Man
Swirl How – an impressive looking crag face to climb

Coniston Old Man
Summit cairn on Swirl How

Coniston Old Man
Great Carrs, with tiny little walker heading to the top

Coniston Old Man
The Scafells from Grey Friar summit

Coniston Old Man
Seathwaite Tarn from the path from Grey Friars

Coniston Old Man
Looking back along the path

Coniston Old Man
Levers Water from Brim Fell

Coniston Old Man
Brim Fell and the Old Man behind

Coniston Old Man
Low Water and the tourist path – jammed with tourists

Coniston Old Man
Tex begins the painful descent, against the flow of traffic coming up the hill

Coniston Old Man
Slate mine buildings with Wetherlam behind

lonewalker

Fell-walker, trig-pointer, peak-bagger, Wainwright-er & Pennine Way author, with a passion for long paths, malt whisky, fast cars & Man City

You may also like...

Leave a Reply