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Name:The Old Man of Coniston [Coniston Old Man]
Hill number:2634
Height:802.4m / 2633ft
Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Classification:Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel,
CoH,BL,Bg,Cm,T100
Drop:415m
Col:387m  NY277027  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
1279201/05/2015SD 27243 97820  F: CairnMDE
Summit
GJ
1279301/05/2015SD 27237 97832  F: Trig pointMDE
Subpoint
1GJ
2406024/05/2018SD 27231 97827  F: rock by plinth
O: It is highly probable that higher ground exists under the extensive plinth
S: Leica NA730/Leica GS15
gvjackson/J Barnard/J Bloomer
Subpoint
1GJ
-1225128/04/2007SD 27243 97815  F: cairn 12m SE of trig pointLR
Summit
-1225211/10/2008SD 27244 97817  F: cairn 12m SE of trig pointDW
Summit
-1225328/04/2009SD 27245 97815  F: cairn 12m SE of trig pointTony Hartry
Summit
-1225429/10/2009SD 27240 97820  F: cairn 12m SE of trig pointDF
Summit
-1225502/05/2010SD 27241 97819  F: cairn 12m SE of trig pointK&AD
Summit
-1225611/06/2011SD 27241 97818  F: cairn 12m SE of trig pointDaW
Summit
-1225730/06/2013SD 27242 97814  F: cairn 12m SE of trig pointPDC
Summit
-1225826/12/2013SD 27244 97815  F: cairn 12m SE of trig pointP&EH
Summit
-1225928/04/2007SD 27237 97825  F: trig pointLR
Subpoint
1
-1226028/05/2007SD 27235 97808  F: cairn 12m SE of trig pointDW
Subpoint
2



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With Izzy from Coniston to Low Water on to summit over to Dow Crag back to Goat Water and Coniston. Hot and sunny lots of people especially on the Old Man.isabelle31/07/2020
Revisit with AlexDave Geere21/07/2020
With E. Hard to believe first summit of the year! From Torver via Scarr Head > Banishead Quarry > Goat’s Water and Goat’s Hause. Return same route. Much quieter than tourist route from Coniston. Perfect birthday walk. Overcast but excellent visibility gave panoramic views in every direction including Morecambe Bay, Skiddaw and the full Lakeland range. Finished with a pint of Loweswater Gold in The Wilson’s Arms. First post lockdown pub pint!Beeliner09/07/2020
Parked at Walna Scar car park, along Walna Scar Road to Walna Scar, Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag, Brim Fell, the Old Man himself and back down the front to car park.Chipstertrain24/06/2020
Absolutely beautifulLauralj8430/05/2020
Circular walk from Wetherlam to Old man of Coniston. Parking at old station road.Dan Baddeley22/03/2020
Clockwise Circular from parking area near Tilberthwaite cottages.muzza221/03/2020
Circular walk via Old Man w/ Nic and Dad. Stayed in Hawkshead, drove to Coniston for startMbassett13/03/2020
snow on the tophill_walker12/03/2020
From large dirt parking area SD 2887 9701. With the family plus Richard & Denise on my final Cumbrian hill, final Cumbrian trig, 600th Marilyn, 1200th Hump and 5000th tump.jonglew25/01/2020
Repeat Ascent. On a wet and breezy day with Jon Glew as part of his amazing completions: 5000th tump, 1200th Hump, 600th Marilyn plus completion of all Cumbrian lists, UK Marilyns, Nuttalls...etc. Congratulations, too to three generations of Glews, inlcuding Jon, 6 and William, 9, who all summited despite the weather. Thanks for the whisky and glad you enjoyed the cake.Denise 25/01/2020
With my grandad on his final hill in Cumbria. A wet and windy day, I don't think I'll do this one again! But congratulations grandad.williamglew25/01/2020
In poor visibility with Jules ,Jill and members of Foot Loose .Grey Hare01/01/2020
Grey, then windier, then wetter 23 Km traverse of Coniston Wainwrights with a few Birkenstock’s added towards end.davechaffey30/12/2019
Up via Low Water & the quarries path. Weather clearing, with good breaks in the cloud.DanMaisieBex28/12/2019
During Old Man loop from Conistonlerritt30/11/2019
Ellie's Birthday weekend, Tessa and I went out to do Old Man on Coniston and Dow Craig, The clouds where low I practiced Map Reading and Using a Compass and OS Map the walk was good and a nice learning point. We came up via Seathwaite Reservoir .GrantRSA24/11/2019
not sure of date...after wk 2019Theslayer11/11/2019
Ascended from car park at top of hill coniston, Braidy beck...billames20/10/2019
A great walk with my brother, Daddy and Grandad. They are so slow now that I arrived at the top 10 minutes before them and ran down leaving them standing. Aren't adults a nuisance?Mollyb19/10/2019
The Old Man of Coniston -> Brim Fell -> Dow Crag -> Walna Scar -> White Maiden -> Green Crag -> Harter Fell -> Grey Friar -> Grear Carrs -> Swirl How -> Black Sails -> Wetherlam. Mostly nice weather for my 2 day walk. Camped at Harter Fell.axoree11/10/2019
My grandad became upset when I asked him if he was Old Man of Coniston. I can get away it though as I am only 7.Williamr11/10/2019
With K from Dow Crag. Injured knee begining descent and had to hobble off to Coppermines YHA.Ashley30/09/2019
Set off around 4:30 for Coniston old man arriving about 6:30 at Walna scar carpark after a few road side emergency poo’s. we started the walk after 7. Was a gorgeous day in fact couldn’t of been better and felt great to be back after a long time away with school holidays and Spain etc. This is a spectacular walk and interesting from start to end. We looked around the ruins and mini caves before getting the jetboil out at Low Water tarn for breakfast. From the tarn its straight up to the top. amazing views from an incredible summit. Met a 70 man at the summit. Perfect start to the day.Scotty 2 Hotty21/09/2019
With Jonny, Nathan and Chris. Dropping a car in Tiberthwaite, we walked up Yewdale Beck and into Dry Cove Bottom. Up onto Weathelam Edge, the veiws kicked in, and the wind picked up. Nice almost scramble upto Weatherlam. Then along the Black Sails, and another fun step up to Swirl How. We then walked along the ridge to Brim Fell and the Old Man. Turning back on ourselves, we went along the Dow Crag ridge (new fav) along Buck, Brown Pike, then down and along to Walna scar and White Maiden, before dropping back into Torver for food and well needed sleep. 8hr20mins (5hr19min): 20.3km; 1437mByronHaywood14/09/2019
From the car park on Walnar Scar Road. Sunny intervals. Very busy at the top.apshepherd10/09/2019
Circular from Seathwaite. Dow Crag, Old Man, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey friardavepeel24/08/2019
Circular route from car park above Coniston. Started north from car park, and ascended north side of Old Man. Descent via Goat Water and Walna Scar Road.satkin5508/08/2019
Loop with Neve and Andy: Old Man, Dow Crag, Buck Pike, Brown Pike, White Pike, White Maiden, Walna Scar.peter_tun03/08/2019
Via Low WaterCyclistno102/08/2019
Coniston, Dow Crag, Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell, Levers Water, Conistoneviljeff915/07/2019
With Ben and Sally. From Coniston, then over Brim Fell and Dow Crag.Victor07/07/2019
Weather resulted in a change of plan, a 12 mile Coniston round was reduced to just the old man due to low cloud and high winds. Ascended from Walner scar rd via Low Water and returned via Goat's Water. Cloud base was at 500m, wind 50-60 mph on summit.Theianwood45830/06/2019
Solo walk as part of my annual pilgrimage, circular walk started at Walna Scar Road and completed summits of Walna Scar, Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag, Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell, Swirl How and Great Carrs. ( and back to Swirl How to be able to descend via The Prison and Levers Water to return to my start point.Pootlemum28/06/2019
Ascent from Walna Scar Road with Jayne, Emily & Lucy while on holiday in Coniston. 6.2 miles with 590m of ascent in 4hrs19mins (2hrs59mins moving time and 1hrs19mins stopped time).pwhitaker_196626/06/2019
Hot! Ascended from Coniston visitor centredonkeywalker23/06/2019
With Sue on a nip around the OMC circuit from the Walna Scar Road.Phreerunner21/06/2019
Solo. From Coniston village, via Low Water. Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell & Dow Crag.ADT30/04/2019
From Coniston via Wetherlam, Swirl How etc. Descent to Low Water back to Coppermines.NormanW12/04/2019
Walked Old man across to Great CarrsSteve8111/04/2019
From Walna Scar CP before completing the ridge walk to the East (Dow Crag etc...) Lovely sunny day. Jemima didn’t stop once on the way up!hannah&steven08/04/2019
Cloudy and Windy. Very quietsiholden24/03/2019
Birketts Con 4 walkmart079726/02/2019
From Coniston via Walna Scar path, onto Dow Crag and Old Man. Weather terrible, forecasters lied.Argentum6621/02/2019
Good ground and relatively easy climb. Path from Low Water up was very icy until around 50m from summit. Patches of ice around on top.stefanjagger28/01/2019
A surprising deep frost made the drive up to Walna Scar dicey. Car park full on a fantastic sunny and still cold day. Climbed the South ridge, lovely and sunny and quiet.Karmakarl24/12/2018
From Coniston - Dixon Ground - Wains Scar Road - Steep ascent via Limestone Haws and Craig O Stile to summit and trig - Brim Fell - Swirl How summit - then down past Great Carrs - Little Carrs - Wet Side edge - Greenburn - Low Hall Garth - Atkinson Coppice - High Tibberthwaite - Lane to A593 - then path through woods back to Coniston. ran out of daylight at Tibberthwaite (end of walk in dark).briandavies24/11/2018
Due to the weather forecast decided to extend a weeks stay in the lakes by booking in at the Ambleside YH so as to have a full Saturday. Rewarded with a bright sunny day to climb The OM of C. Very windy and icy but the views went on forever.Bernard27/10/2018
Did Coniston Old Man, then Brim Fell and Dow Crag.Sham Sharrock23/10/2018
Parked at the end of the lane leading west out of Coniston, then walked up with Helen and Molly on a warm, bright, calm day. We headed north and then up past Low Water and returned down pass Goat's Water. Also bagged the trig point on the summit.JohRvs15/10/2018