Coniston Old Man

Overview
Height: 2,633 Feet - 803 Metres
Grid Ref: SD 272 978
Area: Southern
Ordnance Survey: OL6
Wainwright Guidebook: Four

The Old Man is no Matterhorn , nor is Coniston a Zermatt, but an affinity is there in the same close links between mountain and village, and the history of the one is the history of the other.

Coniston without its Old Man is unthinkable.

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

Coniston Old Man from Brim Fell.

Coniston Old Man.

Looking back on Coniston Old Man from Brim Fell.

Wintery scenes, Coniston Old Man.

Levers Water seen below Coniston Old Man.

Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell and Raven Tor over Low Water.

Goat's Water seen over Goat's Hawse.

Coniston Old Man summit.

Looking down on Levers Water and Coppermins Valley from Coniston Old Man summit.

Brim Fell and the distant Scafells from Coniston Old Man summit.

Brim Fell and the distant Scafells from Coniston Old Man summit Trig Point.

Coniston Old Man summit Trig Point.

 

There are 14 walks to choose from including Coniston Old Man

Late afternoon on Dow Crag South Rake

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8th April 2017
ASCENT: 2,630 Feet - 802 Metres
MILES: 6.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Dow Crag - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell
ROUTE: Fell Gate - Boo Tarn - The Cove - Goats Water - Dow Crag South Rake - Dow Crag - Goats Hawse - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell - Brim Fell Rake - Raven Tor - Low Water - Fell Gate
 

Raven Tor and Black Sails from Fell Gate

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2nd October 2016
ASCENT: 3,500 Feet - 1,067 Meters
MILES: 8.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell - Swirl How
ROUTE: Fell Gate - Crowberry Haws - Boulder Valley - Levers Water - Raven Tor - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell - Levers Hawse - Swirl Band - Swirl How - Prison Band - Swirl Hawse - Black Sails - Levers Water - Boulder Valley - Crowberry Haws - Fell Gate
 

Dow Crag South Rake, Coniston Old Man and Brim Fell after work

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14th May 2016
ASCENT: 2,630 Feet - 802 Meters
MILES: 6.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Dow Crag - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell
ROUTE: Fell Gate - Boo Tarn - The Cove - Goats Water - Dow Crag South Rake - Dow Crag - Goats Hawse - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell - Brim Fell Rake - Raven Tor - Low Water - Fell Gate
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 4 The Coniston Fells

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28th February 2016
ASCENT: 4,500 Feet - 1,372 Meters
MILES: 12.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 7, Dow Crag - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell - Grey Friar - Great Carrs - Swirl How - Wetherlam
ROUTE: Fell Gate - Walna Scar Road - Cove Bridge - Brown Pike - Buck Pike - Dow Crag - Goat's Hawse - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell - Levers Hawse - Swirl Band - Grey Friar - Fairfield - Great Carrs - Top of Broad Slack - Swirl How - Prison Band - Swirl Hawse - Red Dell Moss - Wetherlam - Black Sails Ridge - Levers Water - Boulder Valley - Walna Scar Road - Fell Gate
 

A Coniston Round

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14th October 2015
ASCENT: 3'967 Feet - 1,209 Meters
MILES: 10.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Wetherlam - Swirl How - Great Carrs - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man
ROUTE: Ruskin Museum - Church Beck - Miners Bridge – Coppermines Valley – Simons Nick – Levers Water – Black Sails – Red Dell Head Moss – Wetherlam – Prison Band - Swirl How - Top of Broad Slack - Great Carrs - Top of Broad Slack - Swirl Band - Levers Hawse - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man - Low Water - Coppermines Valley - Miners Bridge - Church Beck - Ruskin Museum
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 3 -The Coniston Fells

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13th March 2015
ASCENT: 4,084 Feet - 1,245 Meters
MILES: 14.1
SUMMITS OVER 2,000 Ft: Wetherlam - Wetherlam south cairn - Black Sails - Swirl How - Great Cars - Grey Friar - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man - Dow Crag - Brown Pike - Walna Scar - White Maide
ROUTE: Coniston - Sun Hotel - Miners Bridge - Lad Stones - Wetherlam - Black Sails - Swirl Hawse - Prison Band - Swirl How - Great Carrs - Grey Friar - Fairfield - Levers Hawse - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man - Goats Hawse - Dow Crag - Buck Pike - Brown Pike - Walna Scar - White Maiden - Walna Scar Road - Cove Bridge - Little Arrow Moor - Fell Gate - Sun Hotel - Coniston
 

Late afternoon on Dow Crag via the South Rake


26th July 2014
ASCENT: 2,630 Feet 802 Meters
MILES: 6.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Dow Crag, Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man
ROUTE: Fell Gate – Boo Tarn – The Cove – Goat’s Water – Dow Crag South Rake – Dow Crag – Goats Hawse – Coniston Old Man – Brim Fell – Brim Fell Rake – Raven Tor – Low Water – Fell Gate
 

Buck Pike to Brim Fell via Blind Tarn


12th April 2014
ASCENT: 2,560 Feet – 780 Meters
MILES: 6.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Dow Crag – Coniston Old Man – Brim Fell
ROUTE: Fellgate – Boo Tarn – Walna Sca Pass – Blind Tarn – Buck Pike – Dow Crag – Goats Hawse – Coniston Old Man – Brim Fell – Brim Fell Rake – Low Water – Fellgate
 

Coniston Wonder’s

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8th February 2013
ASCENT: 2,769 Feet, 844 Metres
MILES: 9
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Coniston Old Man – Brim Fell – Coniston Old Man – Wetherlam
ROUTE: Walna Scar – Boo Tarn – Goats Water – Goats Hawes – Coniston Old Man – Brim Fell – Levers Hawse – Swirl Band – Swirl How – Prison Band – Swirl Hawse – Wetherlam – Black Sails South Ridge – Levers Water – Boulder Valley – Walna Scar
 

The Coniston Fells Part II

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19th October 2012
ASCENT: 3,612 Feet, 1,101 Metres
MILES: 8.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Wetherlam – Swirl How – Great Carrs – Grey Friar – Brim Fell – Coniston Old Man
ROUTE: Silver Bank – Miners Bridge – Lad Stones – Red Gill Head Moss – Wetherlam – Prison Band – Swirl How – Great Carrs – Grey Friar – Fairfield Col – Swirl Band – Levers Hawse – Brim Fell – Coniston Old Man – Low Water – Boulder Valley – Miners Bridge – Silver Bank
 

Dow Crag via the South Rake

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3rd May 2012
ASCENT: 2,627 Feet, 801 Metres
MILES: 5.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Dow Crag, Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man
ROUTE: Walna Scar Road – Boo Tarn – The Cove – Goat’s Water – Dow Crag South Rake – Dow Crag – Goats Hawse – Brim Fell – Coniston Old Man – Coniston South Ridge –Boo Tarn – Walna Scar Road
 

Wetherlam & The Old Man Of Coniston

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22nd January 2012
ASCENT: 3,720 Feet
MILES: 7.9
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Wetherlam, Swirl How, Brim Fell & The Old Man Of Coniston
ROUTE: Silver Bank – Miners Bridge – Coppermines Valley – Red Gill – Red Gill Head Moss – Wetherlam – Prison Band – Swirl Hawse – Swirl How – Brim Fell Rake – Brim Fell – The Old Man Of Coniston – Low Water – Boulder Valley – Miners Bridge – Silver Bank
 

A Furness Epic

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13th November 2010
ASCENT: 3,600 Ft, 1,097 Mtrs
MILES: 9.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Dow Crag, Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Great Cars & Grey Friar
ROUTE:  
 

Coniston Old Man

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4th April 2009
ASCENT: 803Mtrs  2633Ft
MILES: xxx
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, coniston Old Man
ROUTE: xxxx
 

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