1st September -- Coniston, Lake District
After a good run of fairly dry weather it was a bit wet especially for the A's and B's but all walks completed and asking around all had a good day out.

The A walk climbed up the Old Man of Coniston returning via Goat's Water and Torver Beck, finishing on the Cumbrian Way along Coniston Water
Wet at the Old Man's summit
Goat's Water Banishead Quarry

The B walk took the Cumbrian Way from Coniston to Tarn Hows and made a circuit of the tarns before dropping drop down to Yew Tree Tarn where we had a wet picnic stop. Then up to Ivy Crag on Holme Fell, down again to Holme Ground and Tilberthwaite where we took the track along the foot of Yewdale Fell and back to Coniston.
White Gill on Yewdale Fell Looking up Yewdale with Holme Fell ahead
Into Tarn Hows Wood
Tarn Hows Cottage Waiting for the first shower to pass
Tarn Hows and another shower
Yew Tree Tarn
The showers held off for the climb up Holme Fell, where this was the view Northwards taking in Langdale Pikes, Helvellyn and Fairfield
and over Coniston Water to the South
Sun on the Langdales as we descend to Holme Ground
The path back to Coniston

The C walk came in two versions: both used the disused railway line from Coniston to Torver, returning along the lakeside path next to Coniston Water. From Torver the group split, one group using a longer section of the lakeside path.
Lunch at the Wilsons Arms Torver
Coniston steamer

And finally at the Black Bull, Coniston...

Photos by Phil Cunningham, John Hodgson, Sue Lewis and John Pye