|Walk:||Walna Scar Road, Low Water, Brim Fell, Grey Friar, Great Carrs, Swirl How, Wetherlam, Copper Mines Valley|
|Start Point:||Walna Scar Road||Grid Ref:||SD 288 970|
|Distance:||10.6 miles||Ascent:||3,470 feet|
|Weather:||A dry but mainly misty day|
Marie, John D, Ian, Karen, Lesley, Tony, John, led by me
|Comments:||Walking up through the disused mine workings we ascended into the mist and when we reached Low Water it had become quite thick. As we climbed Brim Fell Haws with not a sound or movement of air, and surrounded by thick mist, it did feel decidedly eerie! However, we forged our way on and eventually reached Brim Fell's distinct cairn. We traversed across to Grey Friar before heading back to Great Carrs and Swirl How. Following the rocky descent of Prison Band we continued ahead to Wetherlam and descended over the Furness Fells to Coppermines Valley. After crossing the Miners bridge we headed to Scrow Beck and back up the road to Fell Gate.|
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Climbing up to . . .
the disused mine workings . . .
with its derelict buildings
The Lake Monster?!
No, just rocks in Low Water hidden in mist
At least the cairn on Brim Fell is easy to find in mist
Traversing from Levers Hawse to Grey Friar we catch a glimpse of the Seathwaite Valley . . .
and shortly afterwards Grey Friar comes into view
We pass the Matterhorn Rock as we leave Grey Friar . . .
and reach a misty Great Carrs . . .
near to which is the Halifax bomber memorial . . .
commemorating the loss of the eight crew members in 1944
Karen and Lesley explore the cairn on Wetherlam . . .
and are soon joined by the rest of the group
Then just one more photo before we leave . . .
and head down to the Coppermines Valley . . .
where we cross Red Dell Beck . . .
on our way to the Miners Bridge . . .
and catch a glimpse of a very calm Coniston Water . . .
before passing two dead trees that we saw 12 months ago
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