Brock Barrow

Name of walk Brock Barrow
Date of walk 2014-12-16
Distance walked (miles) 2
Duration of walk 1 hours 20 minutes
Weather Sunshine
Peaks on walk Brock Barrow
Walked with Ged and blind Kas
Parking Water Park Lay-by.

After a couple of weeks of never ending gales, Tuesday morning had a long awaited weather-window, so Ged and I decided to stretch our legs on Brock Barrow. It was sunny and mild with no wind, and most of the recent snow had gone. I parked in the lay-by next to the wall at Water Park on the east side of Coniston Water. The walk is only just over two miles and we should be back home for lunch.

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View across Coniston Water from Water Park.

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We say hello to Tony (Anthony Gormley sculpture) on our small detour to the lake shore at High Nibthwaite.

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View through the reed beds. Beacon Fell on the left.

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Looking towards Coniston Old Man.

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View back from the route up Brock Barrow towards Allan Tarn.

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Brock Barrow. We take the route around the back.

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Looking over to Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man. Some snow remains on the summits.

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Brock Barrow summit cairn,

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A great view across Coniston Water.

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Ged looking over to Allan Tarn.

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Ged and Kas pose for a photo in the sunshine.

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Looking down on the southern end of Coniston Water.

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View north and autumn colours.

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In the evening we rang the bells of St. James the Great, Barrow, from 5.30pm until 6.30pm for The Evening Mail Carol Service. Dalton St. Mary's also had a Carol Service at exactly the same time and needed ringers too, unfortunately omnipresence is not in my skill set, so I chose to ring at Barrow. Today three of our learners were taking part in their first public performance. Sue and Ken ringing some rounds and call changes with Andy supervising. Robbie, our 11 year old ringer is sat awaiting his turn before heading off to sing in the choir.

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We had two visitors from Irton helping out too, as well as Urswick and Kirkby Tower Captain, Tommy and his son stephen, plus the two Alans and Andy our Tower Captain. So with eight competent ringers we could ring Grandsire Triples, in between giving our learners a go at rounds.

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Alan and Tommy.

Today was my 29th wedding anniversary. I only remembered at about 9.30pm! But at least I remembered! Tut! I suppose there is always next year! 😉

Jo.

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