7th May 2004

The Coniston fells from Seathwaite.


Walk Overview
Time 06:30 to 12:05
Duration 5 hr 35 min
Distance 9.9 mile
Ascent 4150 ft
Walking with On my own
Walna Scar Road - Seathwaite Tarn - Grey Friar - Fairfield - Great Carrs - Swirl How - Swirl Band - Levers Hawse - Brim Fell - The Old Man of Coniston - Goat's Hawse - Dow Crag - Walna Scar Road
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces, bottom of Walna Scar Road, Duddon Valley

If you intend to park at this spot you must be prepared to be disappointed. There's only room for half a dozen cars (if that) and when these are taken, there simply isn't any alternative than to go somewhere else. If you are lucky enough to get a space, this is a fantastic alternative for a route up to the Coniston fells.


Route Map

Harter Fell from next to Seathwaite Tarn

Early morning at Seathwaite Tarn

Looking across to the Whitfell range

Seathwaite Tarn from the start of the path up to Grey Friar
The Scafells from further up the path

Grey Friar summit

Remains of the airplane on Great Carrs


Looking back to Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Scafells, Crinkle Crags Etc from Great Carrs

The Old Man of Coniston and Dow Crag from Great Carrs

Swirl How summit

Seathwaite Tarn from between Swirl How and Brim Fell

Low Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Looking back towards Brim Fell from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Brown Pike summit looking down to Dunnerdale

The Scafells again this time in heavy cloud. From the ruined mine building near the
Walna Scar Road

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Lake District Walks