Dow Crag 

Date                    5/12/2004

Walks done by:  Jed, Paul, Pam & Tony

Weather:             Overcast. Very cold and very windy. Drizzle on higher ground.

Distance             9 miles.

Started at:          Torver

Leaving Torver this walk took us through Scarr Head Camp site and along the track to Goats Water and up to Goats Hause. From there we climbed to Dow Crag and descended over the lesser summits of Buck Pike, Brown Pike, Walna Scar and White Maiden. Due to the severe weather we retraced our steps to the Walna Scar road and descended safely back to Torver. This walk should have revealed some great views - but produced none. However, it was still a very enjoyable day.

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Looking towards The Old Man of Coniston shortly after passing Scarr Head camp site


The path through the lower quarry

...and looking to more quarrying activity



This is the reason why Walna Scar road and others in the district are being ruined. Here the road is in poor condition, however further along it is in a dire state and mainly due to the likes of these mindless people

Although this is the same vehicle there were actually two making their way along the road


Tony and low cloud at Goats Water

Looking back to fine weather - it never made it to our area though 

Conditions got colder and wetter as we started the ascent to Dow Crag.


The very strong wind did not help either

Visibility was poor too as we approached the summit

Pam has lunch just below the summit


Paul has a coffee from his Tesco flask which he says, "has seen action"


Tony below the summit too. Here he does a fine hamster impersonation with his cheese butty


Having a break on Brown Pike


And finally a view of Coniston Water as we descend the Walna Scar Road and come out of the low cloud


Evening light as we near Cove Bridge


Cove Bridge


Tony, Pam and Paul


Last light

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