The Old Man of Coniston is a fell in the Furness Fells in the English Lake District and the highest point (county top) of the traditional County Palatine of Lancashire (it has been administered since 1974 by Cumbria County Council for local government purposes). It is at least 2,632.61 feet (802.42 m) high, and lies to the west of the village of Coniston and the lake, Coniston Water. The fell is sometimes known by the alternative name of Coniston Old Man, or simply The Old Man. The mountain is popular with tourists and fell-walkers with a number of well-marked paths to the summit. The mountain has also seen extensive copper and slate mining activity for eight hundred years and the remains of abandoned mines and spoil tips are a significant feature of the north-east slopes. There are also several flocks of sheep that are grazed on the mountain.To visit Old Man of Coniston on your trip to Coniston, use our Coniston route planner.
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We took advantage of the nice day to do this challenging but wonderful hike. Get there early to get a parking spot. There is a car park at the top where the hike starts but it fills up quickly and... more »
I’m a novice walker but consider myself to be quite fit and up for a challenge. The Old Man of Coniston provided that challenge and the views during the climb and at the summit were absolutely... more »
Wow. The old man nearly beat me. I got there in the end. The struggle was worth it. What a view. Bagged another, my personal best.
Loved it as a teen, climbed the old man many times. It’s a easy ascent with lots of great views.
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