Sunday, 29th August 2007


Walk: Walna Scar Road, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Swirl How, Wetherlam, Furness Fells, Miners Bridge, Walna Scar Road
Start Point: Walna Scar Road Grid Ref: SD 288 970
Distance:  9 miles Ascent:  3,400 feet
Weather: Sunny spells with some cloud
Accompanied by:

Marie, Gill, led by me

Comments: From Low Water we tried a new way onto Brim Fell which made a nice change to the usual routes but bypasses the Old Man. We found that a new plaque had been placed on the Halifax Bomber memorial between Swirl How and Great Carrs. From Wetherlam we headed down the Ladstones ridge into the Coppermines valley. Although this meant we had to climb again towards the end of the walk it made a change to descending by Levers Water.


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The Bell in the foreground with Wetherlam behind and the Furness Fells to the right


The path up through the mine workings


Old mine working buildings . . .


. . . evidence of a time gone by


Across the Coppermines Valley to the Furness Fells - our route down


Low Water - our path can be seen just to the right of the gully


Time for a bath for Shep as he retrieves his stick


Got it!


Nearly back


Time to get dry - but don't get too close


Now who shall I give it to?


Levers Water looking very blue in this shot


Looking back to Low Water the 'tourist' path can be clearly seen


Brim Fell - the first of the tops for today


Coniston Old Man stands out clearly on the horizon - but we are going in the opposite direction


The steep face of Dow Crag looks quite daunting


The sun catches the fields near Coniston Water


From between Swirl How and Great Carrs, Prison Band looks very steep


Marie and Gill inspect the memorial to the crew of the Halifax Bomber that crashed here


A new plaque has been placed on the memorial


Looking across Great Carrs from Swirl How, Bow Fell can be seen on the skyline, with Red Tarn and Pike O'Blisco on the right


From Prison Band the path to Wetherlam doesn't look too bad - once we have got down to the hause


Heading down Prison Band, Coniston Water comes into view again


The path up Prison Band to Swirl How from the Wetherlam path


From the left: the Scafells; Crinkle Crags; Bow Fell; Pike O'Blisco; Pike O'Stickle


From the left: Pike O'Stickle; Loft Crag; Harrison Stickle; Pavey Ark


The best weather of the day as we make our way back to the car

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