Coniston (Take 2!) – Sunday15th April 2018

After an aborted attempt a couple of months back we’re going to have another crack at it!
Start time: 9:00
(Estimated finish time: 14:00)

Strenuous 7 miles / 11.3 km

Meet time – 9am

Start time – 9.15am

Start/finish point – Coniston Tourist Information, Grid reference – SD303975, Nearest postcode – LA21 8EL

Grade – Moderate/Strenuous

Distance – Around 7 miles

From the start point we walk up out of the village, past the Sun Inn, and towards the coppermines. We then head up past the YHA towards Levers Water, and continue to we get to the saddle between Swirl How and Whetherlam. We climb up the side of Swirl How, where there may be a little bit of scrambling needed, up to the cairn. We then follow the path along to Brim Fell and then to Coniston Old Man. It is a relatively short decent from the summit back down towards the coppermines valley and back into Coniston village.

Please text Nicole on 07719941349 by 6pm on Saturday if you are coming on this walk.

The walk leader reserves the right to modify the route or cancel the walk dependent on conditions.

Swirl How from Duddon Valley – Sun 18th June

Swirl How from Duddon Valley Sunday, 18 June 2017

Start/Finish: Birks Bridge Car Park
Car Parking: Birks Bridge Car Park, Duddon Valley.
Grid reference: SD235995
Nearest postcode: LA20 6EG

Meet time: 9:15
Start Time: 9.30am
Time: 7 hours
(Estimated finish time: 16:30)

Distance: 11.5 miles or 18.4km
Ascent: 900m
Grade: Strenuous

Route: From the car park head north east along the road and take the footpath on the right heading steadily uphill towards Seathwaite Tarn. At the dam, branch onto the indistinct footpath leading up the shoulder of Troutal Fell and onto the ridge up to the summit of Grey Friar which on a good day has cracking views of the surrounding mountains. From the cairns continue along the path to the junction and head straight on up the hill to the second summit of the day, Great Carrs. From here it is an easy walk along the edge to Swirl How and the route then descends to skirt round Brim Fell and on to Dow Crag. Following the ridge line along above the screes and Blind Tarn take the obvious downwards track of Walna Scar Road heading west back into the Duddon Valley. Upon reaching the tarmac veer away north west along the right of way leading past Long House and Tongue House and eventually alongside Tarn Beck. Cross the beck and rejoin the original outward route and retrace steps the last mile back to the car park

Please text Mel know by 6.00 pm on Saturday if you are coming on this walk – 07584303975

Swirl How from Duddon Valley – Sunday 18th June

Distance: ~11.5 miles or 18.4km
Ascent: ~900m
Grade: Strenuous

Meet Time: 9.15am
Start Time: 9.30am
Time: 7 hours
(Estimated finish time: 16:30)

Car Parking: Birks Bridge Car Park, Duddon Valley. SD 235995
Start/Finish: Birks Bridge Car Park
Grid reference: SD235995
Nearest postcode: LA20 6EG

Route: From the car park head north east along the road and take the footpath on the right heading steadily uphill towards Seathwaite Tarn. At the dam, branch onto the indistinct footpath leading up the shoulder of Troutal Fell and onto the ridge up to the summit of Grey Friar which on a good day has cracking views of the surrounding mountains. From the cairns continue along the path to the junction and head straight on up the hill to the second summit of the day, Great Carrs. From here it is an easy walk along the edge to Swirl How and the route then descends to skirt round Brim Fell and on to Dow Crag. Following the ridge line along above the screes and Blind Tarn take the obvious downwards track of Walna Scar Road heading west back into the Duddon Valley. Upon reaching the tarmac veer away north west along the right of way leading past Long House and Tongue House and eventually alongside Tarn Beck. Cross the beck and rejoin the original outward route and retrace steps the last mile back to the car park

Please text Mel know by 6.00 pm on Saturday if you are coming on this walk – 07584303975