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Old mMan of Coniston Lake District WALKING - Walks - Coniston Fells - Oldman of Coniston

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It is recommended that you console your map of the area you intend to walk in for the correct route as the walks 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.

Highest Point: 803m/2633ft

Distance: 12.5km/7.75miles


Starting/Finish Point:
The car park in the center
of the village - CONISTON

Old Man of Coniston Route Map

Map not to Scale

CONISTON - Starting point and Finish

Looking Across To Wetherlan From Swirl HowFrom 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 bridge].

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 How.

Winter View From Old Man of ConistonFrom 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 to Wetherlam.

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.

Looking Towards Old Man of Coniston

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Disclaimer - Climbing, Fell Walking, Mountaineering, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Watersports and other Activities can be extremely dangerous and can result in permanent disability or even loss of life. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own involvement and Lake District Let's Go can not be held responsible. Always seek advice and information.


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