- Walna Scar
Keep off road down to Torver and the back along the lake shore through the campsites. The descent through the slate quarries below where you turn off for Coniston is amazingly good fun and adds a good length of excellent riding onto the end of an already fantastic descent.Posted 6 years ago
Off to the Lakes next week, was planning on doing Walna Scar (Coniston, Torver, Stephenson Ground, Seathwaite, up and over walna scar road back to Coniston) and i was wondering the best way down back into coniston is – seems to be a couple of options, bringing you out either back in Torver, at a place on the OS map marked Spoon Hall (just south of Coniston) or directly back into Coniston, although this one appears to be partly on road.
Which one should I take?
cheersPosted 6 years agoStopadoodledooSubscriber
No point starting and finishing in Coniston if you ask me, it’s much better to park in Torver and do the loop from there. Oh, and there is a footpath that sort of crosses the Spoon Hall bridleway that is fantastic, in a slippy, rocky, out of control type way.Posted 6 years ago
Thanks for all the replies – I’m actually staying in Elterwater, so was going to cycle straight from there via Little Langdale/High Tilberthwaite, hence “starting” at Coniston.
Back into Torver it is then! Just to check, is it over Torver bridge, then bear right to rejoin another bridleway just north of what’s marked on the OS map as Tranearth? Or don’t cross the bridge at all?Posted 6 years agoloweySubscriber
Sorry lads but have to disagree. The BW to Torver through Banished quarry is boring. Spoon Hall is the one you want. Slippy, rocky rooty technical blast!
We are doing the very same ride on Friday next week!Posted 6 years ago
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