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Old Man of Coniston Five
Old Man of Coniston Five
15th September @ 08:30 – 14:00
The Old Man of Coniston, is an iconic 803-metre peak that towers above the surrounding landscape. The summit route is a moderate climb, with a few rocky sections, but the views at the top of Coniston Water and the surrounding fells are worth the effort.
First ascending Dow Crag, which from certain angles resembles a pair of cupped hands, we then continue on to the famous Old Man of Coniston Peak.
We then continue to Swirl How via Brim Fell, where you will find a variety of stunning lakeside views, rocky crags and heather-clad slopes. From Swirl How, you’ll make your way to Wetherlam, the final peak on the Coniston Five.
The Coniston Fells offer a fantastic experience for any walker, with its diverse range of terrain and absolutely stunning views.
Event Type: Medium Hike
Distance: 10 miles
Difficulty: 3/5 – Good level of fitness required
Duration: Approximately 6 hours including lunch and breaks
Peaks: The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Wetherlam, Dow Crag
Where to Meet
We will be meeting at the Walna Scar car park at 08:00am, aiming to commence the walk at 08:30am. Overflow parking is on the same road at: Old Station Car Park, Old Furness Road, Coniston, LA21 8HU
It is important to note that mobile phone signal can be very limited in the Lake District national park with the other challenge of some roads not actually being listed on Google Maps.
For this reason, we would recommend saving “Cumbria” as a offline map to your mobile device, allowing turn by turn navigation even with no mobile internet. If you are unsure how to do this, please read our blog post here.
We also recommend downloading the what3words app to your mobile phone. This allows navigation to unlisted roads/places using simply a three word phrase.
what3words phrase: ///requiring.tulip.spotty
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