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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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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1972 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Kinggaz18/01/2020
Lisa L18/01/2020
traineewookie18/01/2020
HighwayToFell03/01/2020
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
Christo197922/12/2019
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
StarDreamer16/11/2019
rossdrummond08/11/2019
Lavfluris28/10/2019
Ascended from car park at top of hill coniston, Braidy beck...billames20/10/2019
haylesb20/10/2019
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
GM8119/10/2019
CodyleCoyote19/10/2019
LovelyLass19/10/2019
dersu12/10/2019
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
lancedavis05/10/2019
With K from Dow Crag. Injured knee begining descent and had to hobble off to Coppermines YHA.Ashley30/09/2019
Jacqdaw23/09/2019
Hillsidenick23/09/2019
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
marraneth08/09/2019
Marion07/09/2019
Lavfluris05/09/2019
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
Dekker15/07/2019
Miflij11/07/2019
ytfckent07/07/2019
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
farwells22/06/2019
With Sue on a nip around the OMC circuit from the Walna Scar Road.Phreerunner21/06/2019
geoffh1217/06/2019
jolisjlf09/06/2019
davechick22/05/2019
amcvey18/05/2019
dadofmorph17/05/2019