Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man in superb visibility

Name of walk Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man in superb visibility
Date of walk 2007-02-06
Distance walked (miles) 9
Duration of walk 6 hours 30 minutes
Weather Blue skies and sunshine and superb visibility
Peaks on walk Dow Crag, Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Coniston Old Man
Walked with Janet Kendall and Poppy
Parking Roadside Torver.

Another glorious day so Janet and I went to Torver and treked up to Dow Crag (2555ft) and Coniston Old Man (2633ft) via Brown Pike (2237ft) and Buck Pike (2430ft).

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From left to right: Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag and then Coniston Old Man.

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Mist rising over Coniston Water.

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Banishead Quarry.

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Cove Bridge carries the Walna Scar Road over Torver Beck. Buck Pike and Dow Crag behind.

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Goats Hause.

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Seathwaite Fells with Ulpha Fells behind.

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Dow Crag left, Coniston Old Man right

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Summit of Brown Crag. Janet and Poppy stop for a brew..

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Quarry workings on the side of the Old Man.

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Blind Tarn, Coniston Water in the distance.

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View back to Brown Crag.

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Summit of Dow Crag from Buck Pike. Scafells, Bowfell and Crinkle Crags in the distance.

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View down to Goat`s Water. Cairn on the Old Man can be seen.

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One of Dow Crag`s gullies.

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Another gully. Dow Crag is a Mecca for climbers.

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Nearly at the summit.

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View to Coniston Water from the summit.

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View to Old Man.

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Scafells.

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Harter Fell is the pointy peak. Sellafield behind.

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Seathwaite Fells.

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Poppy sits patiently on the summit.

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Poppy and me on the summit. Cold and breezy. Ice on many of the paths.

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We had lunch on the seat at the start-up to the Old Man. View back to Dow Crag.

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Ordnance survey post on top of the Old man. Brim Fell and Swirl How off right.

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Looking down Copper Mines Valley to Coniston Village. Windermere in the distance.

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A continuation shot to the right.

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......and more right

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Janet and me.

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Low Water and the tip of Levers Water can be seen.

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Looking out to Walney Island.

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Skiddaw and Blencathra peaking out at the very back. Helvellyn range off right. Swirl How and Wetherlam at front.

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Fairfield Horseshoe at the back.

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Goat`s Water from Goat`s Hause.

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Goat`s Water.

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Looking up at Dow Crag.

The walk was about nine miles and took us six and a half hours. Another good day tomorrow, pity I have to work!
Jo.
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