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The Old Man of Coniston
803m (2635ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

The summit of The Old Man of Coniston is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.


Record The Old Man of Coniston as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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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,
387th highest 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)



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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited The Old Man of Coniston Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged The Old Man of Coniston

Caroline Winter walked up on August 26th, 2019 [from/via/route] Wanna Scar road CP, Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston, Low Water, track via quarries back to CP. [with] Becky [weather] Warm with light SW wind. Visibility good at YH below, but poor towards Northern Fells. Improved by early afternoon & good views from The Old Man - Bank holiday walk. Last few places at car park, & hoping that sun dries mud at rear wheels of car when we get back, otherwise Becky will need to push us out. Pleasant walking up to Dow crag. Horrible biting midges on trig. Stopped for lunch overlooking Goats Water & then a steady climb to The Old Man, to find more midges. Passed walkers huffing & puffing up from the quarries. Our route up much more pleasant. Stopped at Low water to soak up the sun & bathe feet, & dared Becky to swim over to near by rocks-which she couldn't resist doing. Easy walk back to car, & mud had dried.

Paul Austen climbed on July 3rd, 1985 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Mum, Dad and Jennifer [weather] Very hot & misty - Travelled by bus to Coniston from White Cross Bay

Geoff Hand bagged on March 29th, 2022 [from/via/route] Walk Walk from Seathwaite. on The Walna Scar Road [with] Alone with Tess [weather] lovely morning early on, but turned cloudy & a bit damp early afternoon - Seathwaite is very secluded. took a lot of time getting there so did a shorter walk than I had planned. So did Brown Pike, Dow Crag & then Old Man. Came back by Seathwaite Tarn which was really nice. Very quiet after Old Man.

Mr M A Blanchard hiked on November 16th, 2021 [weather] Cloudy

Gareth Wilkinson summited on November 5th, 2021 [from/via/route] walked straight up from coniston [with] Diane [weather] wet

Richard Marshall conquered on September 26th, 2021 [from/via/route] From Coniston [with] Me Dave Elsie Roxy Bo Julie and Kelly [weather] Wet!!

Kevin Foster scaled on September 16th, 2021 [from/via/route] Coniston. [with] By myself. [weather] Sunny with some high cloud cover. Perfect conditions really. - I decided to revisit Swirl How & Great Carrs after the low cloud on the previous week's visit blotted out all the views. A brief summary of the route was: Coppermines valley, Levers water, Swirl Hause, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friars, Levers Hause, Brim Fell, Old Man, Goats Hause, Dow crag, Buck Pike, Brown Pike, Walna Scar, White Maiden & return to the Walna Scar road for the long descent back into Coniston. The clear visibility really opened up the views as far as Morecambe Bay, the Isle of Man & possibly Blackpool Tower!? A superb day's walking from start to finish.

Pete George walked up on July 17th, 2021 [with] Roco [weather] Sunny & hot

Andrew Flynn climbed on August 10th, 2021 [from/via/route] Coniston. Walk number 19. The Coniston Fells [with] Nicola [weather] Sunny

Jeremy Torrance bagged on January 20th, 2017 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Duncan and Johann

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

Little Stand (foreground), Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) (left), Wetherlam and The Old Man of Coniston (right) from Slight Side

Little Stand (foreground), Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) (left), Wetherlam and The Old Man of Coniston (right) from Slight Side

Photo: Greg Campbell (2)

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)

The Old Man of Coniston Summit

The Old Man of Coniston Summit

Photo: David Booth (3)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Nick Snape (14)

The Trig Point on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

The Trig Point on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Christine Shepherd (475)

Low Light Haw (Top o' Selside) summit cairn with the Coniston Fells: White Maiden, Walna Scar, Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How and Wetherlam in the background

Low Light Haw (Top o' Selside) summit cairn with the Coniston Fells: White Maiden, Walna Scar, Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How and Wetherlam in the background

Photo: Paul Gibson (28)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (10)

The tall beacon on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

The tall beacon on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Christine Shepherd (510)

The Old Man of Coniston summit from Brim Fell

The Old Man of Coniston summit from Brim Fell

Photo: David Hayter (344)

360 degree panorama featuring Great Gable, Green Gable, Little Scoat Fell & Pillar (distance), Brandreth, Dale Head (Newlands), High Spy, Glaramara, Esk Pike, Great End and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

360 degree panorama featuring Great Gable, Green Gable, Little Scoat Fell & Pillar (distance), Brandreth, Dale Head (Newlands), High Spy, Glaramara, Esk Pike, Great End and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (15)

*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 (45)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Mulvey (4)

*The Old Man of Coniston (left) and The Scafell Massif from Fairfield

*The Old Man of Coniston (left) and The Scafell Massif from Fairfield

Photo: Wayne Hill (37)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Mulvey (1)

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)

The Ordnance Survey Triangulation Piller on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

The Ordnance Survey Triangulation Piller on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (7)

On the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

On the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (13)

Walna Scar, Dow Crag and The Old Man of Coniston from Beacon (Blawith Fells)

Walna Scar, Dow Crag and The Old Man of Coniston from Beacon (Blawith Fells)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (135)

Grey Friar (left), Dow Crag, Brown Pike and The Old Man of Coniston (right) from White Maiden

Grey Friar (left), Dow Crag, Brown Pike and The Old Man of Coniston (right) from White Maiden

Photo: Christine Shepherd (143)

Low Water on the way up The Old Man of Coniston

Low Water on the way up The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (9)


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