31 August 1995
Chris, Stuart and Neil on top of the Pudding Stone in Boulder Valley, on the
ascent of The Old Man of Coniston, Stephen's first British mountain, after a
taste was gained by a rather warmer ascent of Montgo in Spain during the summer.
Stuart and Low Water
View southwards from the Old Man, with part of Coniston Water visible.
Stuart brewing up while Chris inspects the map.
Stuart offers hot drinks to new found friends on top of the mountain! Dow
Crag is prominent behind.
Stuart on some of the summit rocks of Dow Crag
Looking south from Dow Crag over Buck Pike. We spent some time up here
looking at the world and pondering how the curvature of the surface of the Earth
affects long bridges.
Total walk distance 13.38km, height gain 975m, time taken 6
hours (including stops).
1 September 1995
After parking near Birks Bridge in the Duddon Valley, we walked up Mosedale
and into Eskdale.
We camped near the bottom of Cam Spout, and are seen here washing up after
2 September 1995
After reaching the summit of Scafell Pike via Little Narrowcove, here we
stopped for lunch on the side of Scafell, en route to the Foxes Tarn ascent.
Total walk distance 24.53km, height gain 1620m, time taken 1½
3 September 1995
Consiton Old Man from Peel Island
Peel Island was the inspiration for Wild Cat Island in Arthur Ransome's
"Swallows and Amazons" books, and was the scene for the film made of Swallows
and Amazons. Here is the Landing Place.
Neil and the Secret Harbour - not as secret in real life, sadly, but still
fun. The makers of the film did a good job in making the entrance to the harbour
look much more difficult than it is.
The secret harbour and the island.
Neil and Stephen approach the Landing Place where Chris and Stuart await.
More visitors to the island.