Walna Scar

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Coordinates: 54°21′50″N 3°10′23″W / 54.364°N 3.173°W / 54.364; -3.173

Walna Scar is a hill in the English Lake District, lying just south of a pass of the same name in the Coniston Hills. Its summit at 2,035 feet (620 m) is only slightly higher than the pass.

Walna Scar is the highest of Wainwright's The Outlying Fells of Lakeland.[1] He describes an ascent from Coniston, continuing past the main summit to a second summit at White Maiden before returning to the south.

Walna Scar can be climbed from Coniston or from the Duddon Valley. Both routes meet at the top pass of the Walna Scar Road, a restricted byway,[2][3] and then head south to the summit.

Geologically, Walna Scar contains a rich seam of distinctively striped slate which was quarried until the early 20th century. This was widely used for flooring in the North of England. The quarry can still be seen today on the slopes overlooking the Duddon Valley.


  1. ^ Wainwright, A. (1974). "Walna Scar". The Outlying Fells of Lakeland. Kendal: Westmorland Gazette. pp. 114–119.
  2. ^ Lowe, Michael. "Lake District National Park Authority (Right of Way 512064 / 576018 / 521058, Walna Scar Road, Parishes of Coniston, Torver and Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite) Definitive Map Modification Order 2011 (Ref: FPS/Q9495/7/26)" (PDF). The Planning Inspectorate. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Motorised vehicle ban for Lake District's Walna Scar". BBC. Retrieved 2 June 2014.