|Name of walk
|Brock Barrow to Top o'Selside
|Date of walk
Ged and I parked by the wall at Water Park on the east side of Coniston Water and walked back to High Nibthwaite and up to Brock Barrow and along the undulating heather covered tops to the Top o’Selside. Then we would continue on to Low Parkamoor and drop down to Dodgson Wood and walk back along the road to my car. A walk of six miles. It would take four hours and fifteen minutes. Today’s weather was glorious!
View across Coniston Water from near Water Park.
At High Nibthwaite we take the public footpath down to the shore. We pass the Anthony Gormley Sculpture.
Beautiful view through the reeds.
We turn and head back to the road, ahead is Brock Barrow. We leave High Nibthwaite at the barn and go up a short lane and through a gate, we immediately turn right and follow the path up by the wall.
View down to Allan Tarn.
Heading towards Brock Barrow summit cairn.
Wonderful views today, so clear.
We take a selfie.
View down to Coniston Water.
A summit with no name.
We leave the summit behind and head for Low Light Haw.
Low Light Haw summit cairn.
The way ahead.
View back the way we have come. There are lots of paths and sheep trods and the ground is very undulating. This is not a walk to do when visibility is poor.
High Light Haw looking back to Low Light Haw on the left.
Our route ahead Top o'Selside on the left. The ground is swampy and tussocky in places, but today most of the ground is frozen so walking is easier.
Dow Crag and Coniston Old man are very clear today.
We go past Arnsbarrow Hill, as we have done it on several previous walks. We head up a small hill to look over at Arnsbarrow Tarn. Top o'Selside on the left.
We head around the heather for the path up to Top o'Selside.
Arnsbarrow Tarn from the other side. Grizedale Forest behind.
Summit of Top o'Selside.
Looking south on the way down.
We head down the wide grassy path.
We reach the old cart track.
Note the arrow in the rock.
We continue north towards Low Parkamoor.
Snow on Helvelln, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag and Red Screes.
Parkamoor is an off-grid, grade II listed farmhouse, located 200 meters above the east shore of Lake Coniston. It is the perfect retreat from modern living where you can enjoy silence and stunning views over Coniston Water and the Old Man in a remarkable and rare location. 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 room and a twin room.
We return back the way we came. After the gate, just after you recross the beck is the way down (unsigned).
It comes out into Dodgson Wood.
Ged sat outside Wrostler's Barn, 'The Barn in the Woods'. Wrostler’s Barn is a beautiful off-grid camping barn in secluded woodland, close to Coniston Water on the quieter east side of the Lake. A fantastic eco-holiday that’s remote and secluded but just a one minute walk through the woods to the lake, car park and road. The barn can be yours for mid-week, long weekend and full week breaks most of the year round. The barn is has been upgraded and consists of two double bedrooms so sleeps 4 with bedding provided. There is also a day bed with trundle for an extra 2 people (no bedding provided).
We head down to the lake shore.
Low Piel Near, many years ago I used to go Scuba Diving here, even in December!
Always an interesting walk, but navigation can be tricky. Not a walk for mist!