Beacon Fell & Tarn

Name of walk Beacon Fell & Tarn
Date of walk 2018-02-26

My knee replacement operation is looming, so I am hoping to get in a couple of easy walks before my walking hiatus. On Monday Ged and I went to Blawith Common, on the shores of Coniston Water, to walk up to Beacon Tarn and Beacon Fell. An easy walk of four miles. There are a few parking spots along the road.

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The information board at our starting point on Blawith Common.

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We take the grassy track that leads towards the tarn. We gain height quite quickly.

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Looking over towards Helvellyn.

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The track up is easy.

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It does then go down again....and then back up, but still easy!

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Views over Coniston Water.

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The view south towards the sea.

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We approach a small bridge before heading up towards Beacon Tarn.

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Ged on the bridge. The path up to the tarn is rather icy, so we keep to the sides.

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Our shadows and Beacon Tarn. A great place for a swim in warmer months, but not today!

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We head up towards the fell top.

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The paths are still easy.

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Looking back to the tarn.

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Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man in shadow.

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Approaching the summit cairn.

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Ged admires the views.

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Looking over Torver Common Reservoir towards the sunshine on Coniston Old Man.

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Coniston Water.

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Looks very cold up there today!

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We then continue a circuit of the tarn.

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Ending up where we started.

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We head back, once again we have to descend then ascend.

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A de-horned sheep.

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Sunshine on the Old Man.

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We head back down towards the car. Excellent views on the descent.

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We will walk to the car and continue on down to the lake shore.

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Another good place for swimming. Here the lake is at its narrowest and I have swum over to the east side of the lake from this point.

The weather was kind, and once you were walking it didn’t seem as cold. This is an easy walk with no difficulties if the weather is fair.

Jo.

 

 

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