Monday, 23 June 2014

Wetherlam, Swirl How, The Old Man of Coniston and Dow Crag from Coniston

On Sunday we (that's me and the H's) went for a day trip to the Lakes, commencing with a brilliant 11 mile run from Coniston up Wetherlam, then along the ridge and up Swirl How, along the tops from there to The Old Man of Coniston before swerving sharp right and looping over Dow Crag and finally returning to Coniston following the Walna Scar Road. I took it nice and steady with my dodgy achilles but my achilles of doom held up pretty well all things considered. 

After that it was a well deserved swimming (and bombing) session off of the jetty at the top of the lake and then we all had a pot of tea and sarnies (Harry had a hotdog) in the Bluebird Cafe at the Coniston Launch. 

All in all the perfect Lakeland day out.

Ze route

Hester powering up Wetherlam

Harry cooling off

The top cairn on Wetherlam

Looking east from the top of Wetherlam

Windermere in the distance

Hester at the summit of Swirl How

Now at the top of The Old Man of Coniston

Top of Dow Crag

Goat's Water and The Old Man from Dow Crag

Cuddles time

Looking towards Brown Pike

Harry in 'ears alert' mode

Where's Wally?

'Plop' down

Splash down

Lining up a bomb


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