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Coniston Fells

Coniston Fells

Postby poppiesrara » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:35 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man, Dow Crag, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Swirl How, Wetherlam

Hewitts included on this walk: Black Sails, Dow Crag, Grey Friar, Swirl How, The Old Man of Coniston, Wetherlam

Date walked: 31/10/2010

Distance: 20 km

Ascent: 1425m

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A long but very enjoyable loop of the Old Man and its surrounding fells. Bar a slightly damp area beyond Levers Water and the ankle testing stones of the Walna Scar Road, good paths throughout and some great hills and scenery. The ascents to Dow Crag (and the ridge south from there) and Swirl How are pleasingly steep rocky sections; that to the Old Man a bit more of a route-march. And on a sunny clear day like this, there can't be a much better view of the Scafells than from Grey Friar.

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