The Old Man of Coniston

Im really bad at this blogging thing…

anyway, another trig point was bagged the other week when I spent the day exploring the coppermine valley and went up the Old Man of Coniston. I’ve been up before, but it was a ong time ago and also felt that the industrial history was something that my partner would enjoy.

Unfortunately, we picked an awful day weather wise. Was wet and windy and just horrible. Not as bad as the day we went up Loughrigg Fell but still not pleasant. Anyway, after walking up to levers water and hiding in an old mine for lunch (yes, naughty, don’t do it) we headed up onto the ridge where the wind was just ridiculous. We had a wonder about and went down to Goat Water, where I had planned to go for a swim but the weather wasn’t playing ball. So we headed to the summit and then down the more direct way back to the car park.

We’ll have to go again on a better day as we missed a lot in our rush back to the car and a lot on the way up due to the weather. But it was still a good day


Short walk at the coast

As part of the walk 100o miles challenge I went to the coast with my partner yesterday. The original plan was to do the coastal trail from robin hoods bay to ravenscar, but due to delays we diodn’t have time for this. So instead we walked up the beach until the sea cut off the path and then went back up to the coastal trail until we got the boggle hole where we rejoined the beach and followed it until we were just about under ravenscar.

At this point it was starting to get dark so we headed back to the car. Though not before finding some hermit crabs in a rock pool and watching them for a while. I had planned on nipping up to the trig point n the way back, but it was dark by then so that will have to wait for another time.


this walk added 6.3 “boots on” miles to my total



Running totals:


Boots on: 12
General: 17
Total: 29