Monday 29th June 2009
It was a very hot start to today's walk and it was a relief to get onto the fells in order to benefit from the cooler air. The route however had been planned so as that we could visit Angus, whose ashes have been scattered just below the summit of the Old Man and also do one of my favourite ridge walks.
Start: Walna Scar Road (SD 2399 9683)
Swirl How - Grey Friar (283) - Seathwaite Tarn - Walna Scar Road
Distance: 8.75 miles Ascent: 1002 metres Time Taken: 6 hours 30 minutes
Terrain: Good paths.
Weather: Hot but clouding over towards the end of the walk with one very light shower.
Pub visited: Newfield Inn, Seathwaite Ale Drunk: Ennerdale Bitter, Whitehaven Brewery
Looking down the Duddon Valley, as we
start the slow and hot
Looking down on the summit of the Walna
Buck Pike and the chance to stop climbing for a bit.
Blind Tarn and Brown Pike.
Dow Crag, from Buck Pike's summit.
Coniston Old Man across Goat's Water.
A fairly quiet Old Man summit, for once.
We had lunch with Angus,
just below the Old Man's summit,
Low Water and Wetherlam.
Looking across to Brim Fell, our next summit.
From Brim Fell it was along the ridge and then across to Grey Friar.
Levers Water and Consiton Water, from Great How's summit.
One of the two summit cairns on Grey
Friar, with Dow Crag
Looking across to the Scafells from the other summit cairn.
Heading down towards Seathwaite Tarn as
the sky turns
Seathwaite Tarn. We had planned on
dropping below the wall but had found
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