Coniston Waterfalls

Monday was wet and windy but with loins girded we set off for Coniston village where we parked the car and set off for Yewdale beck.

Route

We walked under Yewdale Fellside and took the road up towards Low Tilberthwaite and the quarries.

Yew Fellside

 

First waterfall

 

Our route

 

Road up to quarry

 

Herdwick sheep

 

Quarry

The Yewdale Beck was followed and crossing the river onto Tilberthwaite Gill. There was some concern about crossing the Gill but we saw two others make it look easy and we followed using the stepping stones. In clear and less windy weather the walk could have gone over Wetherlam but not today.

 

 

Why the brush?

 

Waterfalls

 

Bracket fungi

 

Waterfall

 

Adit

We had lunch behind a handy rock looking back to Birks Fell. The path was then followed to the bwlch and on down along Hole Rake overlooking the Youth Hostel and eventually back to the car.

Birks Fell

 

Waterfall

 

Coppermines Youth Hostel

 

 

Autumn Colour

 

Another Waterfall

There were numerous water falls on this walk.

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