The Vault Regulars

Friday, October 19, 2012

Top o Selside 335m

Today's Marilyn. 10.7k. 570ms of ascent.
We set off from the only car park space in High Nibthwaite. How lucky was that. It was raining very fine stuff but it wasn't for long and blue skies started to show through the grey clouds.
The path towards Low Parkamoor is fine with stunning views along and across Coniston water. The Old Man still had a woosy head, unclear and view less.
When we got to the access gate to Bethecar Moor just past High Parkamoor we turned south on a thin path up towards Heel Toe Hill and onto Arnsbarrow Tarn.
From here the ascent of Top Of Selside was easily achieved although the walking is more or less pathless through tussocks and heather.

 Top of Selside has two tops which we did before heading back down to the tarn before ascending Arnsbarrow Hill, High Light Haw, Low Light Haw and the top with a high stone cairn at Brock Barrow. The descent into High Nibthwaite needs to be done with care especially in the mist as a southern escape comes with a sheer drop off.
 Its a fine round of tops and can be quite challenging navigation in bad weather and pathless in some areas.

More photo's will be posted when we get home on Monday.


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