Vist 1902 gange, downloadet 73 gange
tæt på Coniston, England (United Kingdom)
You start at the Walna Scar parking lot at the end of a narrow and steep asphalt road from Coniston. You first walk along a broad gravel road slightly upwards on the east side of the mountain. After about 1.3 km you keep to the left on a less easy, stony track up the mountain. You soon arrive to abandoned slate quarries, and a bit further up you find ruins from houses and cable cars for the transport of slate. You continue further and at about 550 m altitude you arrive to a saddle point with straight ahead lake Low Water below the Old Man of Coniston. You walk to the lake for a view and then continue up the mountain ridge on the northeast side of the summit. Great views towards Coniston Water open up on the left and after 250 m of further climbing you arrive to the summit, marked with a cairn and a marker stone. From the summit, the views are great. We walked a bit west on the ridge to get a good view of Dow Crag, but then returned to the cairn, and went down on a less obvious path south. On this path you soon lose sight of the summit as you go down, but you continuously have a good view of the scenery south up to the Irish Sea and even the other side of Morecambe Bay (with good weather). On some points you have a good view of the Bursting Stone Quarry, and the parking lot where you started. After 2.2. km from the summit, you arrive to Walna Scar Road, a broad gravel track, and from there it is only about 700 m to get back to the start.