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CONISTON OLD MAN - SOUTHERN FELLS

CONISTON OLD MAN - SOUTHERN FELLS


Postby susanmyatt » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:46 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Coniston Old Man

Hewitts included on this walk: The Old Man of Coniston

Date walked: 27/10/2010

Distance: 8 km

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Hi, half term and a trip to the lakes with Brian to meet up with his daughter and a walk up Coniston Old Man.

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We parked up at the car park at Walna Scar. Brian in his heyday was R.A.F.Mountain Rescue and his grandson recently did a sponsored climb to Scafell Pike, so I was in good company :D As we set off it was quite cloudy around the summits
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Grandson William (9)and friend Tom, kitted up
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Threatening
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Brian leads the way
The Walna Scar road goes all the way to Seathwaite and can be used to go over the Brown Pike to Dow Crag route.
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Down Walna Scar
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Up Walna Scar
This time though we would be turning off for Goat's Water and into the bowl with Dow Crag to our left.
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Wise words or don't leave us behind
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Group shot with mums Alison and Julie
As we moved towards the climb up to the saddle of Goat's Hawse between the two peaks we had a glimpse of Coniston lake behind us
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Our path, and Coniston
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Leaving Goat's Water
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View ahead
As we reached the saddle their were some good views to take in as the lads had a minute :D
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We aren't as young as we used to be
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Lovely to Goat's Water
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Harter Fell
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Moody
We left the Hawse for our short climb to the top of The Old Man :D
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Summit at 803m
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With Low Water behind
We started to descend, our route would take us down past Low Water and through the old mine workings,quick history lesson for the boys :D
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Low Water
We reached the mines and with it being half term there were lots of families making the way up, clothing ranging from wellies to trainers, no drinks never mind a rucksack. The ever present questioning of how much further is it?, is that the top?, "no its a good way yet", is met with shock :lol:
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My mucker Brian, checks the helicopters flying around us
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Views across to Wetherlam ridge
We followed the path past The Bell and back to the car, a very enjoyable day and my third trip to see The Old Man :lol:
Last edited by susanmyatt on Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: CONISTON OLDMAN - SOUTHERN FELLS

Postby mountain coward » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:52 am

He looks like the archetypal image of a mountain rescue guy to be honest :D
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