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Name:The Old Man of Coniston [Coniston Old Man]
Hill number:2634
Height:802.4m / 2633ft
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
County (CoH):Lancashire (CoH)
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Historic County Top,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem, Trail 100
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel,CoH,BL,Bg,Cm,T100)
Grid ref:SD 27243 97817
Summit feature:cairn 12m SE of trig point
Drop:415m
Col:387m  NY277027  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 96 97
(1:25k) OL6N
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Surveys of Swirl How and Coniston Old Man.pdf
Comments:height is for the rock by the edge of the extensive plinth (SD 27237 97832); it is highly probable that higher ground exists under the plinth
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Notes:
  • Lancashire historic county top

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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
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 pooís. we started the walk after 7. Was a gorgeous day in fact couldnít 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
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 didnít 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
Walk with the 'stanly' walking group. A lot of rain but very good ridge walk.shriver08/10/2018
(Walkers with) Torun Mcmoran, Gary Dean, Dave Topliss. (Parking/start point) Ruskin Museum - Copper Mines Cottages - Hole Rake - Dry Cove Bottom - Steel Edge - Lower Hows - Wetherlam - Swirl Hawse - Prison Band - Swirl How - Great How Crags - Little How Crags - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man - Low Water - Crowberry Haws - Miners Bridge - Ruskin Museum.redbob22/09/2018
Headed over from Dow Crag easy path to follow. with Richie.Zoe Little04/09/2018
Yenís first hill after her collarbone accident with Geoff and Caroline.Mountainhikes29/08/2018
Hill bagging with Andrew: Wetherlam, Black Sails, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Black Crag, The Old Man Of Coniston. 16.86km 3:51:00peter_tun05/08/2018
Bleathwaite Pasture, Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Black Sails, Erin Crag, Kennel Cragkeithouk05/08/2018
Solo walk from Coniston - Miners Bridge - Low Water - THE OLD MAN OF CONISTON - Brim Fell - Swirl How - Wetherlam - Hole Rake - Miners Bridge - Wainwright 131Nutty02/07/2018
Another hot day-about 27C-so progress very slow. People swimming in Low Tarn! Steep final ascent reaching summit at 2.15 (started 10.15).Great panorama although hazy over sea and Duddon estuary.Peak Rambler25/06/2018
From Brim FellMrChris198001/06/2018
Beautiful day (24 degrees and sunny!) Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Little How Crag, Great How Crag, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friar and Little Carrs and Hell Gill PikeFionalevey30/05/2018
From Coniston, direct through the old quarries, Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell, Swirl How and Wetherlamre142120/05/2018
OCT with SeanLittledave19/05/2018
Old Man of Coniston with Amy. Coniston - Coppermines Valley - Old Man of Coniston - Brim Fell - Levers Hawse - Levers Water - Coppermines Valley - Coniston.killiedaft07/05/2018
Circular walk from Conistonpbeisty05/05/2018
From Brim Fell, before descending to Conistonrfoster02/05/2018
The Coniston Fellssms.3721/04/2018
Walna Scar CP > Goat's Hawse > Dow Crag > Goat's Hawse > The Old Man of Coniston > Brim Fell > Great How (Swirl Band) > Grey Friar > Great Carrs > Swirl How > Swirl Hawse > Black Sails > Wetherlam > Lad Stones > Walna Scar CP. Fine but largely cloudy great walking day, just me and Hjohnkaysleftleg14/04/2018
Bagged on a mega hill day, circular walk from car park above Heathwaite, via Lower Water to Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell, Little How Crags, Great How (Swirl Band), Swirl How, Prison Band (who played jail house to their captive audience!), Levers Waters and back to the car park, Mr TJR reckoned we covered about 10 miles.thejackrustles11/04/2018
From car park above Heathwaite, across Braidy Beck ascended Old Man of Coniston via Low Water tarn. On to Dow Crag via Goat Hawse. Retrace steps and ascend Brim Fell. Follow ridge to Lervers Hawse took path that contours around Swirl How to Fairfield and ascend Grey Friars. Return to Fairfield and ascend Great Carrs and Swirl How. Descent to Swirl Hawse and Leverís Water, contour around to Grey Crag to the Pudding Stone and Crowberry Haws and return to car park.raymooremanx29/03/2018
Walna scar carpark walnascar white maiden white pike then onto ridge,brown pike buck pike dow crag then the old man.AvidSockWearer10/03/2018
Wetherlam via Hole Rake, Black Sails (Nuttall), Swirl Hawse, Prison Band, Swirl How, Grey Friar, Brim Fell, The Old Man of Coniston, Goats Hawse, Dow Crag, Buck Pike, Brown Pike, Wanna Scar (Nuttall), White Maiden (Nuttall) back to Coniston via Walna scar Road.Stu Percival07/02/2018