Sunday, 31 January 2010

Coniston Camp

Bit of a story here, the original idea which Ian and I had was to camp on Potter fell, looking out over Kendal. From Staveley we walked along the road under Craggy Wood and on to the public footpath which would lead through Frost Hole and onto Potter Tarn and fell. However we were stopped on the footpath by the farmer at about 6.30 and told we were "up to no good"! He wouldn't let us continue, so rather than continue the confrontation we retreated to the car and drove to Torver Common above Coniston.
We didn't walk far along the Walna Scar road, just past Boo tarn in fact before we found a good place to pitch both tents on top of a knoll. There was a full moon as bright as I've ever seen, and it was good to be out in the tent again. A rather cold night followed with a subdued sunrise, after breakfast a short walk brought us back to the car, a good night salvaged from an unpleasant encounter.

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