Beacon Tarn and Fell

Name of walk Beacon Tarn and Fell
Date of walk 2013-04-17
Duration of walk 0 hours 0 minutes

On Monday Ged, Kas and I took another short walk from Blawith Common up to, and around Beacon Tarn, to Beacon Fell and back.

The forecast was for gales and low cloud, so there was little point in venturing out too far.

Kas leads the way up

Kas leads the way up

Looking back to Coniston Water

Looking back to Coniston Water

Lots of undulating terrain.

Lots of undulating terrain. I saw a lizard too!

It is none too warm either! My car said 5C

It is none too warm either! My car said 5C

Beacon Tarn

Beacon Tarn

We walk around. Beacon Fell on the right

We walk around. Beacon Fell on the right

From the far end. We now head up to Beacon Fell

From the far end. We now head up to Beacon Fell

Cairn and view (or lack of)

Not much to see and it is really windy, so we quickly head back down

Kas knows the way

Kas knows the way

He checks to see we are still following

He checks to see we are still following

Looks like it is brightening up a bit

Looks like it is brightening up a bit

Panorama of our recent fell walks on the eastern side of Coniston

Panorama of our recent fell walks on the eastern side of Coniston, including Top o'Selside, Arnsbarrow Fell and Brock Barrow

We head down to the road, my car on the left

We head down to the road, my car on the left

Jetty

We detour to The Gondola Jetty......There is a multitude of unnecessary prohibitory signs: "No barbecues on the jetty", "No unauthorised access to jetty" etc

unauthorised access

I gain unauthorised access..........absolutely no sign of the jetty police! We have lunch on the seat, which remarkably does not have a "Do not sit here on pain of death" sign attached to it.

Violators will be shot

My favourite prohibitory sign is this one on the side of Thirlmere....at least it has style!

We then head along the shore

We then head along the shore

Heading for a frequent summer swimming spot. I used to take Tom and his mates here

Heading for a frequent summer swimming spot. I used to take Tom and his mates here

It is toad mating season

It is toad mating season

Lakeshore. There are bit of blue sky now

Lakeshore. There are bit of blue sky now

The narrowest, and shallowest  part of Coniston Water

The narrowest, and shallowest part of Coniston Water. I have swam across the lake here......but not today!

Another good walk for a unpredictable weather day. The south got temperatures in the twenties today………….Grrrrrrr!!!!!!

There should be a law against smugness! 😉
Shall I put a sign up?

Jo.

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