CONISTON 12th Sept 2021
CONISTON 12th Sept 2021
Photo from Yvonne
Coniston 12th Sept 2021
It was a perfect day for walking and six of the seven groups left the coach at Torver – heading by various routes to the top of the Old Man.
Perversely the Oldhams turned south to include the White Maiden peaks before turning for the Old Man and others - 14 miles and 4,000’.
Geoff Mike and Damian wet straight for Brown Pike and Dow Crag and cautiously explored the dramatic gullies dropping into Goats Water before crossing to the Old Man and then following the ridge to Swirl Howe to view the sad Memorial there.
Paul C also took his group over Dow and the Old Man and then descended by the Boo Tarn path.
Stuart’s group made straight for Goats Tarn and the Old Man. After visiting and meeting various other members there, they followed the ridge to descend by Prison Band and Swirl Hause. They enjoyed the newly and partially restored mining machinery in the Coniston Valley.
Mike J’s group searched and found the relatively new Jack Diamond path. It avoids the quarry mess and joins the tourist route near the top of the Old Man. They returned by Goats Water.
Starting from the Old Torver Railway at Little Arrow, Mike B’s group contoured the Old Man round to Levers Water - at which point the group unanimously decided that was far enough and returned slowly down Copper Mines Valley.
Anne took her group up to a very quiet Tarn Hows because she knew everyone else was over on the Old Man.
Steve did a complete round of the summits taking photographs all the way and returned by Walna Scar.
Coniston was busy with energetic walkers enjoying the freedom.
Photo from Mike C
Enjoy the beautiful photographs from Yvonne, Christine, Allan, Geoff, Mike C, Dave, Mike J, Mike B, Ian W, Ian E, Stuart and Steve J.
I apologise if one or two photos are out of place? and one or two subjects have been repeated but I feel they merit the attention.
To open the album click here The pictures are worth a full screen.
Sunday 26th September 2021 – Glenridding via Kirkstone
Northbound to Preston, M6 north to junction 36, A590/A591 to Windermere, A592 over the Kirkstone Pass to Glenridding. Park in Glenridding. Morning coffee stop at Burton services.
Sunday 10th October 2021 – Dolwyddelan to Capel Curig
6.00 p.m. departure
M57 south, Mersey Gateway Bridge, M56, A55 westbound to junction 19, A470 to Dolwyddelan, A470 back to Betws-y-Coed then A5 to Capel Curig. Return on the A5 to park in Betws-y-Coed. The coach will leave Betws-y-coed at 5.45 p.m. to pick up at Capel Curig around 6 p.m. Morning coffee stop at Chester services, M56.
Sunday 24th October 2021 – Ravenstonedale to Sedbergh
5.30 p.m. departure
Northbound to Preston, M6 north to junction 38, A685 to Ravenstonedale, A683 to Sedbergh. Park in Sedbergh. Morning coffee stop at Burton services.