Two more Wainwrights have been dutifully ticked off this weekend. Two of the lower fells, as I didn’t think my legs or lungs were truly recovered from the Man Flu of the past few weeks. As it was I got a splendid walk in, with some fantastic views and the cloud was a joy to behold as it played all sorts of games on the nearby fells.
I parked in Coniston Sports & Social Centre, at a fraction of the cost of the car park in the village with its draconian signage and spy cameras! £3 all day in huge car park, closer to my route as well.
It started raining shortly after leaving the car and poured down hard for an hour or so, cleared slowly during the morning to come clear and warm towards the end of the walk. So much water underfoot though, very wet and soggy everywhere and very slippery in places. Tarn Howes is a special place, albeit too close to a large car park and not seen at its best because of the poor light and lingering mist. Another good day all told.
Route Description: Coniston (CS&SC), Low Yewdale, Tarn Howes, Iron Keld, Black Fell, Low Oxen Fell, Holme Fell, Uskdale Gap, Glen Mary Bridge, Far End, Coniston