Saturday 17th June 2006
A return to the Old Man of Coniston today that was a real contrast to our visit 5 weeks earlier. It was very hot and extra water was carried and drunk. We avoided the crowds on the way up by heading for Seathwaite Tarn and then ascending to Goat's Hause. As usual the top of the Old Man was busy as was the top of Dow Crag, which we reached when the climbers we had been watching ascend it from our lunch spot on the Old Man's summit were also arriving there.
Start: Walna Scar Road (SD 240 968)
Distance: 7 miles Ascent: 805 metres Time Taken: 6 hours
Weather: Hot with a welcome breeze on the top of the Old Man.
Pub visited: The Newfield Inn, Seathwaite Ale Drunk: Jenning's Cumberland
Harter Fell from the track to Seathwaite Tarn.
The wall we crossed in front of Seathwaite Tarn.
Seathwaite Tarn with Levers
Hause behind it. We saw no sign of the path going up Levers Hause
The summit cairn on the Old Man of Coniston, relatively
A hazy shot of Windermere from the Old Man's summit.
The Scafells now clear of the early morning cloud.
Looking across to Dow Crag (right) and Buck Pike (left), the route back.
Dow Crag from Goat's Hause.
A hazy Leven Estuary & Morecambe Bay from Dow Crag.
The Old Man of Coniston from Dow Crag.
Looking down Easy Gully to the Pinnacle.
It's a long way down to Goat's Water.
From Buck Pike, the path to Brown Pike with Blind Tarn below.
Looking across at the summits of Walna Scar,
White Maiden & White Pike,
The white line is the Walna Scar Road and our route down to the car.
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