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The Old Man of Coniston
803m (2635ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

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English Mountain
37th highest in England,
71st in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 30)

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English Nuttall
45th highest in England,
87th in England & Wales

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English Marilyn
14th highest in England,
385th in Great Britain

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English Trig Point (Pillar)

Walk The Old Man of Coniston walking UK Mountains in The Southern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

The Old Man of Coniston Summit

Photo: Chris Leonard





The Old Man of Coniston is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL6
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Maps 96 & 97
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



The Old Man of Coniston is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

*Version marked with the walk routes you need to follow to Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 walks.



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Richard Marchant walked up The Old Man of Coniston on June 1st, 2008 [from/via/route] This walk saw us all walk out of Coniston over the Miners Bridge up to the old Quarries to Crowberry Haws and on the main path to the top of The Old Man of Coniston then down to Goats Hawse to Goat's Water and followed a path which brought us around the Old Man to the south and back in to Coniston. [with] Nick Harker, Wendy Harker, Jessica Harker, Alison, James and Thomas [weather] Wet dull dreary day.

Margaret Richards climbed The Old Man of Coniston on July 3rd, 2019 [from/via/route] from Coniston, The Sun Inn, c254 [with] Don [weather] Dry and mild and sunny, excellent views - Took almost 6 hours in total

Andrew Gayne bagged The Old Man of Coniston on June 30th, 2019 [from/via/route] Walmart Scar Road via Goats Water [with] Becky Gayne [weather] Windy and misty at the top. Cloudy day. Temperature c16 degrees - Day after L'Enclumbe ..... ouch

Elaine Evans hiked The Old Man of Coniston on June 7th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Coniston, walked up Walna Scar Road then ascended Coniston Old Man via Miners Bridge route, from summit followed path across to Brim Fell, descended to Goat's Hawse then up to summit of Dow Crag, retraced our steps to Goat's Hawse and descended to Goat's Water before following downward path to rejoin the Walna Scar Road back into Coniston. [with] Sue [weather] Beautiful day. Light refreshing shower on way back. - Beat the heavy rain today. Well worth taking the route via the disused mine track.

Ken Davies summited The Old Man of Coniston on March 16th, 2019 [from/via/route] From conistone [with] Bev, [weather] sunny with clear views but cold at top - Steep climb. Bev got lost for short while then played hell with me for letting this happen!

Martyn Howarth conquered The Old Man of Coniston on September 1st, 2017 [from/via/route] Parked at east end of Walna Scar Road, to Torver Bridge then up to Goat's Hawse via Goat's Water. Descending via Low Water, through the quarries and along track from Crowberry Haws to Walna Scar Road. [with] Angela Howarth (44), Matilda Howarth (8), Archie Howarth (5). [weather] Cloudy with sunny spells. Good visibility and lovely views. Not too windy. - Also climbed more than once many years ago with family and friends.

David Battersby scaled The Old Man of Coniston on April 15th, 2019 [from/via/route] Parked at Walna Scar Car Park then headed up towards Crag O Stile, up to the summit and trig point, then decended via Low Water, the old mine buildings then back to the car park. [with] Just me and the kids. [weather] Dry and overcast, with a cold wind on the summit.

Liz Sheerin walked up The Old Man of Coniston on August 1st, 2013 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Neil, Tom, Hannah, Matthew

Lorraine Reynolds climbed The Old Man of Coniston during January, 2016 [from/via/route] Coniston [weather] Cold snow on ground

Richard Beardsley bagged The Old Man of Coniston on February 22nd, 2019 [from/via/route] Walked route C210 The Old Man Of Coniston from Walna Scar Road. Started walk at 1100hrs and finished at 1525hrs [with] Gillian, Paula, Andy, Dylan, Lara and Daniel. [weather] Dry and pleasantly sunny for the time of year. - Car Park a bit hairy to get to but luckily no oncoming traffic. A very enjoyable walk, the grandkids, (twin seven year olds and another aged ten),absolutely loved it. A lot of people about, (half term).

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of The Old Man of Coniston

The Old Man of Coniston Summit

The Old Man of Coniston Summit

Photo: David Booth (3)

The Southern Fells from Black Combe to The Old Man of Coniston from Kirkby-in-Furness

The Southern Fells from Black Combe to The Old Man of Coniston from Kirkby-in-Furness

Photo: Wayne Hill (46)

Disused Quarry workings near Low Water below The Old Man of Coniston

Disused Quarry workings near Low Water below The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Adrian Kingston (6)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Nick Snape (14)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Darryl Larvin (7)

The Final Push onto The Old Man of Coniston

The Final Push onto The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Rob Pullan (23)

Coniston Water with Beacon (Blawith Fells), Caw (Dunnerdale Fells),  White Maiden, Walna Scar, Dow Crag and The Old Man of Coniston (right) from Great Hill (Consiton)

Coniston Water with Beacon (Blawith Fells), Caw (Dunnerdale Fells), White Maiden, Walna Scar, Dow Crag and The Old Man of Coniston (right) from Great Hill (Consiton)

Photo: Paul Gibson (18)

A frozen Low Water - with The Old Man of Coniston beyond

A frozen Low Water - with The Old Man of Coniston beyond

Photo: Mike Jennings (24)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Darryl Larvin (5)

Low Water from the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Low Water from the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Neil Milling (17)


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