WALKING - Walks -
Coniston Fells - Oldman of Coniston
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mentioned are an overview.
|A great walk with views to match from
the hills to the sea.
A steep climb with a rocky descent of Swirl How
on route to Wetherlam.
The car park in the center
of the village - CONISTON
CONISTON - Starting point and Finish
the Sun Hotel turn right up a short access road sign
posted as leading to the Old Man and Levers Water. At
the end of the road pass through a gate next to a sign
to the Youth Hostel on to a trackway. Eventually the
track comes to a bridge which then takes the track over
Church Beck [do not cross the
Keep to the left side of Church Beck following the path
soon crossing the stile and eventually the path begins
to climb to the left meeting up with a path from the
left. Continue upwards ignoring the tracks on the right
until you arrive at Low Water following the steep path
to the summit of Old Man Coniston.
From the summit head northwards on an easy descent and
ascent along the ridge to Brim Fell, from here you will
descend to Levers Hause and then ascend towards Swirl
the summit of Swirl How the descent down Prison Band
is steep and extra care to be taken underfoot across
the stony ground on reaching the gap you begin to ascend
From Wetherlam head south along a pleasant ridge descending
[keeping away from the edges of Hen Crag] eventually
onto the ridge of Lad Stones, descending this and finally
bearing left to find the quarry track rising from the
Coppermines Valley and follow the track back down to
Church Beck and back into Coniston.
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