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Coniston Fells Walk

Uploaded by markjepson on Nov 17, 2011
Region: United Kingdom

Route type: Other
Total climb: 3,428.48 ft
Distance: 14.75km, 9.17 miles.   (24)

About trip

The walk on the Coniston Fells with the brilliant ridge walk between The Old Man Of Coniston and Swirl How has been a favourite of mine ever since I first walked it a few years ago. The stiff climb to the Old Man, the ridge and then the exciting crossing of the Prison Band to Wetherlam was a memorable experience on my first walk in Coniston. This time I wanted to make the walk even more interesting and thus after all the classic bits I planned a different route from Wetherlam back to Coniston. Instead of heading straight back I drew up a course which would take me north east on Wetherlam Edge to Birk Fell and then on a circuit of the fell to Tilberthwaite Gill. From the gill I would follow the path through Hole Rake to Coniston. Join me on the walk and I'll try to convince you to try it. It was absolutely superb with the beautiful and quiet Tilbertwaite area making for a fitting conclusion to a brilliant walk. 9.5 miles (15.2 km) 6 - 8 hours Clockwise

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