Walk Report: Wetherlam

Date: 27th Sep 2008
Stats: 10.0 miles, 3600 feet
Weather: Warm and sunny in the valley, cold, cloudy and very windy on the tops
Trig Points: 0
Wainwrights: 4: Wetherlam, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friar
Other Info: Ample free parking on Walna Scar Road, no toilets
Summary: Walna Scar Road, Coppermines Valley, Red Dell Beck, Wetherlam, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Swirl Band, Levers Hawse, Boulder Valley, Walna Scar Road


Key to symbols:
= Wainwright Summit

I didn’t even look at the weather forecast for the hills I was walking today, all it does is depress me and in some cases put me off walking before I’ve even got there. So today I decided I would walk in any case. This walk report is limited to pictures only I’m afraid.

Wetherlam
Mist in the valley, my path follows the wall down into it. I tried to get the horse to show it’s good side, but it was having none of it. I’d love to know how the car got there – there’s no road!

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Miners Bridge over Church Beck

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Coppermines Valley and the Coniston YHA

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Old mine workings

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Walking into Red Dell with Wetherlam ahead

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The thin track up to Wetherlam

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Wetherlam summit

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Swirl How, looks very impressive even in the mist

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The wind at this point was 39mph and very chilly. Great Carrs ahead

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Wetherlam from Great Carrs

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The summit plateau of Grey Friar

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Matterhorn rock on Grey Friar summit

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Levers Water

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Looking along the ridge to Brim Fell and Coniston Old Man

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Grey Friar, now in sunshine

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Levers Water from Levers Hause

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Walkers climbing up to Levers Hause – lots of people today as there was a walking festival on in Coniston

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Levers Water

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Looking over Levers Water towards Prison Band

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Rescue helicopter heading into the hills

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Climbers having lunch on the Pudding Stone

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Looking back into Boulder Valley

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Climbers beside the waterfall

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Cars parked at Walna Scar Road

lonewalker

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

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