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Old Man of Coniston, Coniston

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The Old Man of Coniston is a fell in the Furness Fells in the Cumbria, English Lake District and is the highest point (county top) of the historic county of Lancashire. It is at least 2,632.62 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.

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  • I love walking in the Lakes and this had been on my list for a while! We had a really sunny day and parked in one of the car parks in Coniston. The walk was hard going! We did a circular 9 mile route....  more
    I love walking in the Lakes and this had been on my list for a while! We had a really sunny day and parked in one of the car parks in Coniston. The walk was hard going! We did a circular 9 mile route....  more »
  • Amazing views but hard! We finished in The Wilsons Arms. Wear sensible clothes and footwear. Weather was lovely and we didn't rush the walk. 
    Amazing views but hard! We finished in The Wilsons Arms. Wear sensible clothes and footwear. Weather was lovely and we didn't rush the walk.  more »
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  • It was an intermediate hiking. Not easy but perfect for 5-6h
  • Old man via brown pike - buck pike - Dow crag down via the old mines is a must 👌

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