WALK 408 DATE Sat 7th Nov 1987 BROWN PIKE, DOW CRAG, CONISTON OLD MAN.
BRIM FELL, SWIRL HOW.
ROUTE Coniston-Walna Scar Road-Blind Tarn-Brown Pike-Dow Crag-ridges to Old Man and
Swirl How-Prison Band-Levers Water-Coniston.
WEATHER Cloudy and cold. COMPANIONS Cyril, Fred T & Fred W, Daphne,
COMMENT A murky but atmospheric visit to Blind Tarn followed by a rough scramble up to Brown
Pike. Beautiful window like views from the Old Man through the mist. It was so cold
that ice formed on Cyrils beard!
MILEAGE 10.5 HIGHEST POINT 2633ft Coniston O M FEET CLIMBED 3400
In fine weather looking down on Goats Water from Dow Crag is a highlight of this walk.