16th Aug 08 - Torver and the Coniston Steam Yacht

As it was overcast, we decided to do a lower level walk than that planned. Indeed, we decided to copy the last walk that Philip did on his last visit to the Lakes. To see Philip's pictures of the same walk Click here.

The walk is about 4.5 miles starting from Torver and climbing over Bull Haw Moss (very boggy!) then descending alongside Torver Beck.

We then went on the Coniston Steam Yacht

There has been so much rain that in several places the path was flooded. There are stepping stones here...about a foot under water! We had to make a major detour.
Clouds hang over Dow Crag - which is pretty menacing at the best of times!
Ruins at a discarded quarry
Another quarry alongside the waterfalls of the Torver Beck
I really like this picture of the tree growing at a crazy angle on top of the scree 
View back to Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag as we returned
The Coniston jetty
The Coniston steam yacht arrives
The plush interior
The furnace. It was incredibly quiet and smooth. Bring back steam!!
The view of the Bluebird Cafe with Coppermine Valley behind