3 Coniston Fells from Little Langdale.
by mamoset » Fri May 11, 2012 8:41 pm
Wainwrights included on this walk: Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Swirl How
Hewitts included on this walk: Grey Friar, Swirl How
Date walked: 02/05/2012
Time taken: 7
Distance: 17 km
Ascent: 950m1 person thinks this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
The Coniston Fells have been pretty much ignored during our time in the Lakes, so, with the weather allegedly better in the South, that's where we headed. Parked at Stangs in Little Langdale, near the ford, to make a different ascent of the Conistons, going up Swirl How direct. We popped in to Cathedral Cave, a well known local spot. Quite impressive it is too From here, we headed into Greenburn, intending on going direct up Broad Slack to Swirl How. Fortunately for us, the weather forecasts were spot on and it was really warming up as we headed further up Greenburn. We followed the beck up and began the ascent of Broad Slack, intending on checking out the plane debris that lays there. We found the debris about 2/3rds of the way up, though there isn't much left of it now. We crossed Broad slack and scrambled up the face of Swirl How, which was fairly easy going. It was quite hazy now, looking over to Coniston Water & the Old Man. We decided to check out the memorial to the airmen lost in the crash, before heading over to Grey Friar. We stopped on Fairfield, between Great Carrs and Grey Friar for lunch as it was really warm now, though on the ridges was the usual breeze After topping Grey Friar we had a look for the "Matterhorn" rock. A very small mirror image of the real thing it is too Back across to Great Carrs we descended via Little Carrs, Hell Gill Pike & Wet Side Edge. Unfortunately, the haze seemed to be enveloping the surrounding area, or the views from this route would have been brilliant We made our way easily back down to the footpath and headed back to the car.
by rockhopper » Sat May 12, 2012 12:11 am
by johnkaysleftleg » Sat May 12, 2012 12:32 am
by SusieThePensioner » Sat May 12, 2012 10:28 am
We often walked up to Wetherlam and on round from Little Langdale as it made a nice change from the Coniston side
by L-Hiking » Sat May 12, 2012 3:37 pm
Thanks for sharing
by ChrisW » Mon May 14, 2012 5:28 pm
by mamoset » Tue May 15, 2012 9:48 am