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Black Crag from Coniston

Black Crag from Coniston


Coniston and Coniston Old Man are usually synonymous with me and most other walkers. Head to this westerly Cumbrian village and I’m most likely to be parking at the end of Walna Scar and hiking up one of the big hills.

But for a change I didn’t.

Despite the lull, let’s hope it’s more than, I joined some friends in a more leisurely stroll.

From the village, up to and past Tarn Hows to one of the more diminutive Wainwrights, Black Crag.

Following the Cumbria Way out of the village, through pasture

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Guarded by trees who’ve watch walkers through the history of the park

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Into woodlands with hazy spring sunshine

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Then out to see sheep and cottages overlooked by Wetherlam and the Tilberthwaite hills.

Tilberthwaite

There was a little traffic on the narrow lanes

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And waterfalls were still franticly trying to empty the tarn.

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Even though a diminutive hill Black Fell flung open the hills from Coniston, through Langdale and round to Helvellyn. And revealed   Windermere, Coniston, Esthwaite Water as well as Tarn Hows.

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It was tempting to hope over the stile and carry on to Skelwith Bridge and tea at Chesters. Rather a shame we didn’t. By the time we got back to Coniston all tea shops were closed!

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Pubs were open though!

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