Black Crag

Name of walk Black Crag
Date of walk 2009-08-01
Distance walked (miles) 5
Duration of walk 3 hours 0 minutes
Weather Sunshine
Peaks on walk Black Crag
Walked with Brendan
Parking Lay-by beside Yew Tree Tarn

It rained this morning but was okay by this afternoon so Brendan and I drove to Glen Mary Bridge just north of Coniston to walk up Black Crag (1056ft), one of the smallest Wainwrights. We went up by Tom Gill which had the most water I`ve ever seen in it…..

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Tom Gill waterfall.

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This led us to Tarn Hows which was a busy as usual so we didn`t hang about.

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We walked to the far end of the tarn crossed the stile and followed the path to the Mountain Road and headed off left to the Iron Keld Plantation.

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Just after a gate in the wall you immediately bear left and in a few minutes the summit comes into view. The Ordnance survey post on the left and the Windermere cairn on the far right.

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Close up of the Langdale Pikes with Lingmoor Fell in the foreground.

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Bowfell and the Scafells in the clouds..

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Windermere.

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Tarn Hows with Coniston Water above it.

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Windermere cairn.

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Fairfield Horseshoe.

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We then headed back to the gate and headed to Hollin Bank. Low Arnside Farm.

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I liked the tree growing in the old barn.

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We eventually met the road and crossed over. There is a path that goes all the way to Yew Tree Tarn on the other side of the wall going through fields, bracken, woodland and over streams. A moss covered sheep fold.

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The start of Yew Tree Tarn. We followed the path to the far end.

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Holme Fell behind the tarn.

The walk was under 5 miles and took 3 hours. Thankfully it didn`t rain! We stopped off in Coniston for a coffee and some well deserved lemon meringue pie….very nice!
Jo.
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