|Walk:||Tilberthwaite Gill, Coppermines Valley, Levers Water, Gill Cove, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Wet Side Edge, Little Langdale, High Tilberthwaite|
|Start Point:||Tilberthwaite Quarry car park||Grid Ref:||NY 306 009|
|Distance:||11. 25 miles||Ascent:||3,400 feet|
3 members of the group, led by John
|Comments:||The weather forecast had improved by the time Sunday arrived and it turned out to be a good day with great views. From Tilberthwaite we headed over to Coppermines Valley and were treated to the spectacular waterfalls on Levers Water Beck - a new path for me. After walking round to the opposite side of Levers Water we took a good path up Gill Cove - another 'first'. It was then a clear path to Swirl How and Great Carrs before descending via Wet Side Edge and along the Greenburn Valley. We declined the short route (with quite a climb) and skirted around Knott Head to take an easier route back to the car.|
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Crossing Yewdale Beck
as we make our way up Tilberthwaite Gill
John points out something of interest as we cross back over the beck
Coniston Water comes into view . . .
as we approach Coppermines Valley . . .
and take the path towards the Red Dell Valley
Red Dell Beck from the bridge . . .
and looking back to the bridge . . .
and across to the beck
Coppermines Valley with Coniston Water beyond
We head around Tongue Brow . . .
to reach the Levers Water Beck bridge
After heavy rain the previous day . . .
we are treated to . . .
spectacular waterfalls . . .
as we make our way up beside the beck . . .
to reach . . .
the most impressive . . .
waterfall . . .
almost at the top
A short climb further . . .
before reaching . . .
Having skirted round to the opposite side . . .
we take a partly stepped path . . .
with great views of the tarn
Prison Band and Wetherlam with Dunmail Raise in the distance
The group takes a break on Swirl How . . .
and admire the view back to Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag
Great Carrs is our next target . . .
via the Halifax Bomber Memorial
Looking back to Swirl How and Prison Band . . .
and on to Great Carrs . . .
where John tries a spot of rock climbing
We are heading down to the Greenburn Valley . . .
but we'll take the longer route along Wet Side Edge
Looking back up Wet Side Edge to Great Carrs and Swirl How . . .
and across to Wetherlam - but I think it's time to move on
Little Langdale Tarn
Another bridge - over Greenburn Beck
Is it time for a hair cut?
No, but it is time for a foot spa
The Langdale Pikes, Sergeant Man and Side Pike as we head back to the car