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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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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)



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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

Coniston Village and Lake Coniston from The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston Village and Lake Coniston from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Adrian Kingston (4)

The Final Push onto The Old Man of Coniston

The Final Push onto The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Rob Pullan (23)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Steve Brunt (6)

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 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)

On the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

On the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (13)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Mulvey (1)

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)

Low Water - on the way up The Old Man of Coniston

Low Water - on the way up The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Kathy Gledhill (1)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Mulvey (4)

Levers Water and The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl Hawse

Levers Water and The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl Hawse

Photo: David Booth (4)

The Old Man of Coniston (left) and Swirl How (right) from Wetherlam summit

The Old Man of Coniston (left) and Swirl How (right) from Wetherlam summit

Photo: Richard Jennings (3)

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)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Mulvey (3)

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)

The 'Thumbs up' on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

The 'Thumbs up' on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (12)

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)

*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)

*Dow Crag, Goat's Hawse, Goast's Water and The Old Man of Coniston from Brown Pike

*Dow Crag, Goat's Hawse, Goast's Water and The Old Man of Coniston from Brown Pike

Photo: Chris Leonard (5)

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)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Darryl Larvin (6)

Coniston Village and Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston Village and Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Adrian Kingston (3)

On The Old Man Of Coniston

On The Old Man Of Coniston

Photo: Ian Lawrence (10)

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)

Swirl How and The Old Man of Coniston from Grey Friar

Swirl How and The Old Man of Coniston from Grey Friar

Photo: Chris Leonard (18)

Doing the 'Mobot' on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Doing the 'Mobot' on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (11)

Wetherlam, Levers Water and Low Water from the top of The Old Man of Coniston

Wetherlam, Levers Water and Low Water from the top of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Ian Clarke (1)

Above Low Water on the way up The Old Man of Coniston

Above Low Water on the way up The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Kathy Gledhill (2)

On the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

On the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Phil Jackson (3)

The Old Man of Coniston summit from Brim Fell

The Old Man of Coniston summit from Brim Fell

Photo: David Hayter (344)

The Old Man of Coniston (left) and Brim Fell from near Low Water

The Old Man of Coniston (left) and Brim Fell from near Low Water

Photo: Adrian Kingston (1)

The Old Man of Coniston summit

The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Kathy Gledhill (3)

The Old Man of Coniston beyond Great Rigg from Fairfield

The Old Man of Coniston beyond Great Rigg from Fairfield

Photo: Timothy Towers (4)

The Old Man of Coniston from Windermere

The Old Man of Coniston from Windermere

Photo: Eddie Lismore (2)

Dow Crag, Buck Pike, Brown Pike and The Old Man of Coniston from White Maiden the high point on Walna Scar

Dow Crag, Buck Pike, Brown Pike and The Old Man of Coniston from White Maiden the high point on Walna Scar

Photo: Andy Malcolm (151)

The summit cairn on The Old Man of Coniston

The summit cairn on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Adrian Kingston (5)

On The Old Man of Coniston summit

On The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Darryl Larvin (8)

The huge summit cairn on Coniston Old Man

The huge summit cairn on Coniston Old Man

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (8)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Dave Roberts (16)

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 as a backdrop

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 as a backdrop

Photo: Paul Gibson (23)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (10)

Coniston Water from the summit of Brock Barrow (Top o' Selside) with Beacon (Blawith Fells) prominent (centre) and the Coniston Fells: White Maiden, Walna Scar, Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How and Wetherlam in the background (right)

Coniston Water from the summit of Brock Barrow (Top o' Selside) with Beacon (Blawith Fells) prominent (centre) and the Coniston Fells: White Maiden, Walna Scar, Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How and Wetherlam in the background (right)

Photo: Paul Gibson (30)

White Maiden summit cairn with Grey Friar (left), Dow Crag, Brown Pike and The Old Man of Coniston (right) in the background

White Maiden summit cairn with Grey Friar (left), Dow Crag, Brown Pike and The Old Man of Coniston (right) in the background

Photo: Christine Shepherd (144)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Mulvey (2)

High 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

High 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 (27)

Lake Coniston & Coniston Village from The Old Man of Coniston

Lake Coniston & Coniston Village from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Ian Clarke (2)

The Old Man of Coniston from Holme Fell

The Old Man of Coniston from Holme Fell

Photo: Raymond Brown (25)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Darryl Larvin (5)

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)

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)

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)

Low Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Low Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (6)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Darryl Larvin (7)

Coniston from The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Booth (2)

Wetherlam from The Old Man of Coniston

Wetherlam from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Richard Ratcliffe (1)

White Maiden, Walna Scar, Dow Crag and The Old Man of Coniston across Coniston Water from Crab Haws Woods

White Maiden, Walna Scar, Dow Crag and The Old Man of Coniston across Coniston Water from Crab Haws Woods

Photo: Paul Gibson (13)

My wife Imogen, my two boys Jonathan and Matthew and me on Coniston Old Man

My wife Imogen, my two boys Jonathan and Matthew and me on Coniston Old Man

Photo: David LeHunte (1)

Coniston Water from the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston Water from the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (15)

On The Old Man of Coniston

On The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Eddie Davies (1)

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)

Brown Pike from The Old Man of Coniston

Brown Pike from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Hayter (345)

Buck Pike and Dow Crag from the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Buck Pike and Dow Crag from the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (14)

Old quarry workers dwellings at Crowberry Haws near the foot of The Old Man of Coniston

Old quarry workers dwellings at Crowberry Haws near the foot of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Glynn Trueman (20)

The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl How summit cairn

The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl How summit cairn

Photo: Chris Leonard (12)

The Old Man of Coniston Summit

The Old Man of Coniston Summit

Photo: David Booth (3)

Levers Water and The Old Man of Coniston from Black Sails summit cairn

Levers Water and The Old Man of Coniston from Black Sails summit cairn

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (14)

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)

Walna Scar, Dow Crag and The Old Man of Coniston from the summit of Yew Bank

Walna Scar, Dow Crag and The Old Man of Coniston from the summit of Yew Bank

Photo: Andy Malcolm (137)

The Old Man of Coniston from Windermere

The Old Man of Coniston from Windermere

Photo: Eddie Lismore (1)

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)

Low water from The Old Man of Coniston

Low water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Chris Leonard (11)

The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell and Dow Crag from Swirl How

The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell and Dow Crag from Swirl How

Photo: Stephen Dawson (20)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Nick Snape (14)

My friend Annabelle at the summit of Coniston Old Man

My friend Annabelle at the summit of Coniston Old Man

Photo: Barry Carr (1)

*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)


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