Burney

Name of walk Burney
Date of walk 2018-10-10

Today was another rare blue sky day so I headed, once again, for Grizebeck and the A5092, turning off on the road sign-posted to Woodland, between Beanthwaite and Gawthwaite. I was going to do a circular walk up to Burney, another of Wainwright’s walks from his ‘Outlying Fells’ book. The walk is only a mile and a half, and takes about an hour. I have a lawn to mow and bulbs to plant this afternoon, so it is an ideal walk to do.

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The view of Burney I took on my last walk. The parking space is where the white car is.

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View from the parking space.

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Moor House Farm. It is warm, but hazy, today. So no great views. There is a rusty 'No Parking' sign on the right, but it is a large space with ample passing room.

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Just opposite the parking spaces is the track, on the right, the road I drove down.

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I head up beside the wall, aiming for the side of Combs.

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There is an ancient stone circle here. But it could be any of the areas of random stone. A good rock to demonstrate the 'freeze/thaw' process!

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This looks the most likely prospect, but I'm not convinced!

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The cairn that marks the start of the grassy track up to Great Burney.

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The route ahead. I can see the OS cairn on the top.

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View back from the climb.

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The view toward Little Burney and Beacon Tarn and Coniston Water.

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A hazy Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man. Blawith Knott in the foreground.

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Stickle Pike and Caw can just be made out.

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A closer view of Beacon Tarn and Coniston Water.

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The summit.

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The winding Woodland Fell road and Blawith Knott, my last walk.

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Heading down, Kirkby Moor ahead.

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Close up of Burlington Slate Quarry.

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Baaaa!

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It is a warm day! Even I spent five minutes on the summit lazing in the sunshine.

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Looking back the way I have come.

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Burney Farm and Burney Tarn.

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Close up of Burney Tarn.

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View towards the Duddon Estuary and Blackcombe.

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Still good views despite the haziness.

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I head off left down the steep grassy slope back to my car.

The walk took me an hour and ten minutes. It is very easy!

Jo.

 

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