Beacon Fell - Route One

 

Start - Blawith Common SD 287 900 Distance - 1.6 miles Ascent - 820 feet Time - 1 hour

 

 

The small parking area near Lake Bank is the starting point for this walk
An information board 170 yards to the north of the parking area indicates the start of a well defined path from Blawith Common
Climbing up the initial rise above Blawith Common
Looking back to Coniston Water from the top of the initial rise
Looking over to Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam
From this position the very top of Beacon Fell's heather summit  is just visible above the ridge in the centre of the photo
From the top of the initial rise the the path descends slightly before resuming its climb towards the rock tors on Slatestone Fell
Looking over to Beacon Fell from Slatestone Fell
Burney and Blawith Knott from Slatestone Fell
From Slatestone Fell the path descends to the valley of Tarn Beck
The summit of Beacon Fell from the descent path to Tarn Beck
The footbridge over Tarn Beck.  The path crosses the bridge and continues on towards Beacon Tarn
Wool Knott from the path to Beacon Tarn
Caw, White Pike, White Maiden and Brown Pike appear over the ridge on the approach to Beacon Tarn
Wool Knott from the approach to Beacon Tarn
Bleak Knott ahead with Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man on the left horizon
Beacon Tarn
Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man across Beacon Tarn
Beacon Fell from the southern end of Beacon Tarn
The ascent path continues on the eastern side of Beacon Tarn over the undulating top of Bleak Knott
Looking over to Whit Fell and Stickle Pike
Beyond Bleak Knott there is a choice of paths.  The most widely used one bears right, a more direct one descends slightly before traversing to the left
Looking back to Wool Knott and Beacon Tarn from the start of the climb to the summit of Beacon Fell
Looking over to the Dunnerdale fells
White Crag, White Maiden, Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man
On the traversing path to the level shoulder below the western flank of Beacon Fell
Looking back to Beacon Tarn from the traversing path
Looking back to the Crake Valley
Caw and the Dunnerdale fells from the traverse path
From the level shoulder the path makes a short, but steep, climb through the rock outcrops to reach the summit ridge
Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man from the summit ridge
A last look back to Beacon Tarn, unfortunately it cannot be seen from the actual summit
The summit of Beacon Fell comes into view
The summit cairn on Beacon Fell
The head of Coniston Water from the summit of Beacon Fell
The middle reaches of Coniston Water from the summit of Beacon Fell
The foot of Coniston Water from the summit of Beacon Fell
Black Combe and Buck Barrow from the summit of Beacon Fell
Caw, White Pike and White Maiden from the summit of Beacon Fell
The Coniston fells from the summit of Beacon Fell

 

 

 

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