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The Old Man of Coniston Five Peaks

The Old Man of Coniston Five Peaks

4th May @ 08:30 14:00

About

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.

Hike Stats


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

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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

9W73+CH Coniston
Coniston,CumbriaLA21United Kingdom
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Tickets

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The Old Man of Coniston 5 Peaks – 4th May 24'
General admission for one to Old Man of Coniston guided walk
£ 39.00

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We have a wide selection of different walks and hikes running throughout the whole season. Click the below link to view our full calendar of guided walks we currently have planned.

Faqs


Please take some time to read our FAQs. If the question you need answering is not listed, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for more information.

Can I bring my dog?

Well trained dogs are allowed on our low level walks only.

What is your refund/cancellation policy?

Our full refund and cancellation policy can be found here.

Is there a minimum age limit?

On our scramble and advanced hikes the minimum age is 16 accompanied by an adult. For our low-level walks all ages are welcome with under 16s being accompanied by an adult.

What kit do I need ?

A full required kit list can be found below.

Kit List


Make sure you have all items with you before attending one of our guided walks. These will be checked before starting and entry refused in some cases.

Waterproof Jacket & Trousers

Even if it is forecast blue skies all day the Lake District is known for its rapidly changing weather conditions. Attendees should be prepared for these sudden weather changes bringing appropriate waterproof jackets and over trousers.

Warm clothing

When it comes to hiking, layering is key to staying comfortable and safe on the trail. The layering system is a way to dress in layers that can be added or removed as the temperature and activity level change. It allows you to adapt to the changing conditions and stay comfortable throughout your hike. For a full breakdown, take a look at our blog post here.

Hiking boots/Trail Shoes

Hiking boots or trail shoes are essential, strictly no wellies.

Rucksack

We recommend a minimum of 20L rucksack will be needed to carry all items necessary for one of our guided walks.

Water

For our medium hikes and scrambles we would recommend carrying a minimum of 1L of water. On the Low Level walks 500ml should suffice.

Head torch

This is a critical piece of equipment even for walks that will be starting during daylight hours.

Packed Lunch

Food for half way break, giving some much needed energy for the descent.