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Coniston Fells

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It's been a while - since updating this blog and visiting the Coniston Fells.  I'm lucky to have great friends who like organising getting together in fun places.  This time round we were staying at the YHA at Coniston Coppermines. Perfect location for walking straight from the door :-) It is however an interesting drive up the track, especially in the dark!!
It's been at least five years since we have been in the area so it was like seeing a lot for the first time. There was much discussion on routes over the dinner table on the Friday evening which resulted in five different options.  We decided to go with the "interesting" option going up Steel Edge onto Wetherlam, onto Swirl How and then eventually onto The Old Man of Coniston.
Our group set off with 13, unlucky for some..... We knew there was to be a split fairly soon after we set off as some had decided not to join us on Steel Edge and just go straight to Wetherlam.  So we were soon down to 8 of us.




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