Low Parkamoor and Top O’Selside

Name of walk Low Parkamoor and Top O'Selside
Date of walk 2020-02-12
Distance walked (miles) 4
Duration of walk 2 hours 30 minutes
Weather windy
Peaks on walk Top O`Selside
Walked with Ged
Parking Dodgson Wood car park

Today Ged and I drove to Dodgson Wood car park on the east side of Coniston Water to walk up to the Top O’Selside (Outlying Fell) via Low Parkamoor. It was windy today after the recent storms, so we wanted somewhere less exposed. I last did this walk in 2013, so it was time to do it again.

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The parking area on the side of Coniston Water.

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We leave the car park and head up the track.

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Wrostler's Barn. Sleeps four.

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Work being done inside.

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Looking back to Coniston Water.

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There are two routes up. Follow the white arrow for the footpath or use the wider route, when you will only discover on your return journey that it is supposedly no access. (The signs are on other side of an open gate!)

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View out over Coniston Water as the sun comes out.

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First view of Low Parkamoor. Outdoor privy windows on the left.

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Parkamoor is an off-grid, grade II listed, 16th century farmhouse, located 200 metres above the east shore of Lake Coniston.There are no mains services and the house is served by a traditional composting toilet. There are two wood burning stoves (seasoned wood is provided) and cooking is on a gas hob. The cottage can be booked for long weekend and full week breaks most of the year round. It sleeps a maximum of 6 people. There are two double rooms and a twin room. https://dodgsonwood.co.uk/lake-district-accommodation/low-parkamoor-cottage/

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View through the window. I did look on the webite to check that the place was not booked.

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The loo.

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It was open.

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A loo with a view!

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We head up the fell side for the view down to Low Parkamoor and Coniston Water.

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It looks very chilly on Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man. It was very windy, and quite hard to keep the camera steady.

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We head back down, then would continue on the path seen ahead which leads all the way to Nibthwaite. Last time we were here we went over the tops, but the wind meant that it was more sensible to use the path and keep summit time to a minimum.

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View from the path on the other side.

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View back to Low Parkamoor.

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Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man now out of the clouds.

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Sunshine on Low Parkamoor.

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View back as we head along the path.

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Coniston Hills.

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View south.

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We now head up to Top O'Selside summit. There is a path all the way to the summit.

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Wetherlam on the right.

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Summit ahead.

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Top O'Selside summit.

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We put the Peacock stone we found on Rannerdale Knotts summit on the cairn. It's very windy!

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Ged with the stone.

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View south.

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Arnsbarrow Tarn.

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The sun comes out as we head down.

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We head back on the path to Low Parkamoor, then back down to the car park.

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Coniston Water next to Dodgson Wood car park. The walk was four miles and took us two and a half hours.

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We drive to the jetty.

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Wetherlam.

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One last look and we head off home.

A lovely easy walk on a very windy day!

Jo.

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