Author Topic: TR Day 1 of a 3 dayer from Coniston Sat 26 May 18  (Read 450 times)

April

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On Saturday we went to Coniston, we were on a 3 dayer and had booked the train home from Ravenglass on Monday. The forecast was for strong wind for Saturday so Walna Scar Quarry was the place to pitch. It was cloudy with a few sunny spells but the wind was a nuisance even at low level most of the way along the Coniston shore.

Coniston Old Man


Yachts on Coniston


We stopped for some food and a brew just past Hoathwaite Campsite but the wind was swirling about and we didn't stop for long. Once at Torver we walked along the lane off the main road but we knew we had to join it again on our way to Old Rake and access to Green Rigg Bank so we could get to Walna Scar Quarry. We chose this route instead of walking up the Walna Scar Road as we have done that more than a few times. We spotted a track that took us up toward Banks but we didn't go up onto the summit, we veered off left toward Low Pike Haw. We had originally planned to go over Walna Scar summit but the wind put us off and we were going to go around White Pike to get to the quarry instead.

Walna Scar, Buck Pike, Brown Pike and Coniston Old Man seen on the way


Broughton Moor Quarry and a interesting ravine


Interesting rock scenery


We hadn't been this way before and although rough underfoot it had lots of interest on the way

Close up of a mine adit


Where did you get that hat?  :o


We crossed the wall in an opening where it had collapsed and headed around White Pike

Caw from the slopes of White Pike


Rock tors on White Pike


This was a wow moment when Harter Fell, The Scafells, Esk Pike and Bowfell appeared


We picked up some water to filter from a beck close to the quarry buildings. We got to the disused quarry buildings and found a pitch sheltering from the wind at the same wall we used last time

The welcoming committee


The MSR at Walna Scar Quarries


The rather nice view


The wind was strong away from the shelter of the wall but we managed to sit outside enjoying the sunshine using it as shelter too. Neither of us had felt that good during the day, we both had sore throats and Beefy started to feel a bit queasy.

Some lenticular cloud appeared


We had our tea, opened some wine and waited for the sunset

The sunset begins


The sunset was amazing


It had been cloudier earlier on and we weren't expecting it to be so good

The sun goes down behind Whin Rigg


The last bit of the sun disappears


The colours in the sky were fabulous


It was a fab sunset and the colours lasted a long time until almost 10pm

Beefy didn't want the last half glass of his wine and I was happy to finish it for him. He must have been feeling poorly not wanting all his wine. We had still enjoyed the sunset and hoped we were going to be ok for the next 2 days.

Day 1 was Coniston - Coniston Hall - Hoathwaite Farm - Torver - Old Rake - Low Pike Haw - Caw Moss - Walna Scar Quarries 12.9km with 570m ascent
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

beefy

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Re: TR Day 1 of a 3 dayer from Coniston Sat 26 May 18
« Reply #1 on: 19:19:33, 30/05/18 »
Superb pics Ape
That sunset was amazing wasn't it O0
Was a cracking view from the tent
Shame we felt I'll eh

Ridge

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Re: TR Day 1 of a 3 dayer from Coniston Sat 26 May 18
« Reply #2 on: 23:13:38, 30/05/18 »
Lovely pics April/ Shame about the wind, it looks glorious.
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where

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Re: TR Day 1 of a 3 dayer from Coniston Sat 26 May 18
« Reply #3 on: 09:01:41, 31/05/18 »
Superb photos April. I love the pic of Harter Fell, The Scafells, Esk Pike and Bowfell and the also sunsets.  Stunning!

Cheers
Lee

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Re: TR Day 1 of a 3 dayer from Coniston Sat 26 May 18
« Reply #4 on: 10:03:23, 31/05/18 »
Tremendous stuff. Where did u pick this bug up? Don't give it to me  :o

April

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Re: TR Day 1 of a 3 dayer from Coniston Sat 26 May 18
« Reply #5 on: 13:47:46, 31/05/18 »
Thanks everyone  :)

@ pleb - I don't think you can catch them sort of bugs through the internet  :D
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

adalard

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Re: TR Day 1 of a 3 dayer from Coniston Sat 26 May 18
« Reply #6 on: 15:21:15, 31/05/18 »
Fantastic pics, April. Most definitely a wow moment (& a wow photo) looking across to Harter Fell and the Scafells! O0 


Beefy looks very "down with the kids" in his hat and shades...  8)

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Re: TR Day 1 of a 3 dayer from Coniston Sat 26 May 18
« Reply #7 on: 18:14:53, 31/05/18 »
Great TR and photos April, the little fells above Torver are local to me and are always peaceful during bank holidays.  They deserve to be better known.  :)
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Re: TR Day 1 of a 3 dayer from Coniston Sat 26 May 18
« Reply #8 on: 20:14:31, 31/05/18 »
What a fantastic sunset     :)

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Re: TR Day 1 of a 3 dayer from Coniston Sat 26 May 18
« Reply #9 on: 21:08:59, 31/05/18 »
Great photos April, well done  O0  Shame you were both feeling under the weather, hope you are both over it.


Regards Keith

April

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Re: TR Day 1 of a 3 dayer from Coniston Sat 26 May 18
« Reply #10 on: 12:24:55, 01/06/18 »
Thanks adalard, Brandywell, Dovegirl and Welsh Rambler for the nice comments  O0

Beefy looks very "down with the kids" in his hat and shades...  8)

He acts like a 12 year old most of the time  ;)

@ Brandywell, you are lucky to be local to Torver  :) We aim to come back and explore more of the area, we had done some of the Duddon Fells with Karl a few years ago.

"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

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Re: TR Day 1 of a 3 dayer from Coniston Sat 26 May 18
« Reply #11 on: 15:28:04, 03/06/18 »
Great report and photos April, spectacular sunset and I really liked the view of the southern fells O0

April

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Re: TR Day 1 of a 3 dayer from Coniston Sat 26 May 18
« Reply #12 on: 18:42:56, 03/06/18 »
Thanks henry  O0
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

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Re: TR Day 1 of a 3 dayer from Coniston Sat 26 May 18
« Reply #13 on: 18:46:39, 03/06/18 »
Fantastic photos there, one of the greatest joys of backpacking.
The (relatively) little walked hills in that region are great, I hope they remain so.

April

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Re: TR Day 1 of a 3 dayer from Coniston Sat 26 May 18
« Reply #14 on: 13:24:16, 04/06/18 »
Thanks vghikers, we had a great time  :)
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong