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Double Parlick and Fairsnape

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 02/07/2020
Distance: 12.1km
Ascent: 657m
Views: 7


Morning run up Nicky Nook and Barnacre Moor

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 29/06/2020
Distance: 14.1km
Ascent: 520m
Views: 9

Old Man +

Wainwrights: Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man
Hewitts: The Old Man of Coniston

Date walked: 24/06/2020

Time taken: 4.15 hours

Distance: 20.1km

Ascent: 1505m


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A real sweltering day out on the Coniston Hills - doing a slightly unusual route to visit a few new areas to me including the route up to Levers Hawse, Seathwaite Tarn and the Walna Scar route from the West.

Very busy in Coniston and on the Old Man but peace and quiet on the much quieter Duddon side.

Boiling hot and at times like walking in an oven!

1 Swirl How in view.JPG
Swirl How in view as I take the usual Old Man approach from Coniston to begin with


2 Levers Water and Swirl Hawse.JPG
Once past the turn off for the Old Man things got a lot quieter as I headed towards Levers Water with Swirl Hawse in view


3 Heading round Levers Water.JPG
Heading round Levers Water - an attractive route


4 Stiff climb to Levers Hawse.JPG
It's then a stiff climb on a well made path up to Levers Hawse. Certainly one of the quietest routes I've taken up to the Coniston Fells.


5 Back to Levers Water.JPG
Looking down on Levers Water


6 Levers Hawse.JPG
Levers Hawse - I could have dropped down to Seathwaite Tarn here but as I'd gained the height I couldn't resist heading to a couple of tops


7 Old Man from Brim Fell.JPG
Old Man from Brim Fell


8 Coniston Old Man.JPG
Busy Old Man summit - I didn't linger long


9 Dow Crag.JPG
It was really tempting to stay high and head over to Dow Crag but I remained true to my goals for the day


10 Desceding from Goats Hawse with Greyfriar ahead.JPG
Descending from Goats Hawse with Greyfriar ahead - although marked on the map the path is very faint - non-existent in parts - but the going is easy enough


11 Seathwaite Tarn.JPG
Seathwaite Tarn


12 Awkward walking scrambling.JPG
I opted to stay on the Southern side of the tarn where again there is a marked path on the map - this proved difficult to find on the ground and I found myself very low down with some really awkward scrambling moves up and down boulders and rock outcrops to navigate the tarn.

It occurred to me later that the level was so low I was probably where the tarn would usually be and checking the OS Map later it's obvious the true line keeps it's height much more.

Other reports also suggested that the Northern side has a much better path so worth bearing in mind for anybody visiting.


13 Boulders.JPG
More boulders!


14 Looking up Seathwaite.JPG
Eventually I hit a more even beach and joined up with the dam - which is serviced by a good track that links up with the Walna Scar path. Good views up Seathwaite.


15 Duddon Valley with Caw and Black Combe in view.JPG
Beautiful Duddon Valley with Caw, Back Combe and Whitfell in view


16 Heading back up.JPG
I now started the climb back up to Walna Scar - not a hard gradient at all but taxing in the heat and I had to drink loads of water to replenish what I was losing!


17 Nearly at the to p of the pass.JPG
Nearly at the top of the pass - Dow Crag visible at the end of the ridge


18 Harter Fell and Eskdale giants.JPG
Harter Fell and the Eskdale Giants


19 Dropping back down to Coniston.JPG
Dropping back down into Coniston on the Walna Scar route


A really interesting route to see up close some features I haven't seen before. Taxing around Seathwaite Tarn but I feel I made hard work of it and added more ascent than was required to climb up and down various rock outcrops.

It certainly looks a better bet to get to the Northern side of the Tarn..or better still perhaps turn right from Levers Hawse and go over Swirl How and Greyfriar and descend to the bottom of the dam?

It's very striking just how quiet the Western side of the Coniston Fells are compared to the Eastern side though!

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Morning run up Winter Hill +

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 22/06/2020
Distance: 14.2km
Ascent: 476m
Views: 13


Helvellyn +

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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Dollywaggon Pike, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Seat Sandal
Hewitts: Dollywaggon Pike, Helvellyn, Seat Sandal
Date walked: 18/06/2020
Distance: 12.9km
Ascent: 1258m
Views: 16


Sallows, Sour Howes and Troutbeck Tongue

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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Sallows, Sour Howes, Troutbeck Tongue
Date walked: 15/06/2020
Distance: 16.3km
Ascent: 903m
Views: 16


Morning run up Longridge Fell

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 12/06/2020
Distance: 14.3km
Ascent: 433m
Views: 18


Fairfield Horseshoe

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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Dove Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Hart Crag, Heron Pike, High Pike (Eastern Fells), Low Pike, Nab Scar
Hewitts: Dove Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Hart Crag
Date walked: 08/06/2020
Distance: 18.2km
Ascent: 1229m
Views: 12


Pendle Hill

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 07/06/2020
Distance: 9.24km
Ascent: 425m
Views: 20


Morning run up Angelzarke Moor

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 04/06/2020
Distance: 14.6km
Ascent: 489m
Views: 16

Broggy1


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Activity: Mountain Walker
Mountain: Tryfan
Place: Isle of Arran
Ideal day out: Long, remote walk in a wild area (Cairngorms, North Pennines) but also ridge walks with scrambling.
Ambition: Visit more Mountain areas

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Grahams: 3
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Wainwrights: 214
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2020

Trips: 54
Distance: 829.45 km
Ascent: 30919m
Hewitts: 17
Wainwrights 42

2019

Trips: 68
Distance: 1186.03 km
Ascent: 68499m
Munros: 7
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1
Hewitts: 81
Wainwrights 132

2018

Trips: 69
Distance: 1292.2 km
Ascent: 72153m
Munros: 12
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Hewitts: 86
Wainwrights 101

2017

Trips: 72
Distance: 1296.69 km
Ascent: 73988m
Munros: 10
Corbetts: 1
Hewitts: 90
Wainwrights 105

2016

Trips: 76
Distance: 1298.26 km
Ascent: 70491m
Munros: 11
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1
Hewitts: 97
Wainwrights 87

2015

Trips: 80
Distance: 1270.95 km
Ascent: 67159m
Munros: 14
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1
Hewitts: 84
Wainwrights 47

2014

Trips: 67
Distance: 946.2 km
Ascent: 51879m
Munros: 12
Corbetts: 3
Donalds: 5
Hewitts: 78
Wainwrights 38

2013

Trips: 35
Distance: 451.54 km
Ascent: 31414m
Munros: 6
Hewitts: 58
Wainwrights 63

2012

Trips: 32
Distance: 379.47 km
Ascent: 27135m
Munros: 8
Hewitts: 45
Wainwrights 54

2011

Trips: 27
Distance: 337.46 km
Ascent: 22563m
Munros: 4
Hewitts: 41
Wainwrights 32

2010

Trips: 27
Distance: 389.18 km
Ascent: 27766m
Corbetts: 1
Donalds: 1
Hewitts: 52
Wainwrights 108

2009

Trips: 17
Distance: 192.23 km
Ascent: 13235m
Sub2000s: 1
Hewitts: 21
Wainwrights 47

2008

Trips: 4
Distance: 45.74 km
Ascent: 3915m
Hewitts: 11
Wainwrights 21

2007

Trips: 3
Distance: 39.62 km
Ascent: 3090m
Hewitts: 5
Wainwrights 9


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