Sunday 8 April 2018
Leader: Clive Horsford
Photos: Clive Horsford, Kath Kirkman and John Jones
The Fellwalkers Sunday afternoon walk started from High Nibthwaite on the East side of Coniston Water. Clive Horsford led the party up the rough track to its summit with views overlooking the lake. On the way, the party endured the exhaust fumes and noise from several trail bikes and quad bikes which passed on their way both up and down the track.
After a brief pause, a grass and heathery track was followed to the Top of Selside summit giving extensive views all around. The almost perfectly circular Arnsbarrow tarn was observed as the group continued for a snack stop on Heel Toe Hill.
From here, an undulating walk across this upland wilderness led eventually to the summit of Arnsbarrow Hill. After a sharp descent, the moor was crossed further, now in bright sunlight, to the wall bordering High Bethecar Farm from which the final descent back to High Nibthwaite was made.