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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 was the highest point (county top) of Lancashire until local government reorganisation in 1974. It is at least 2,632.61 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. There are also several flocks of sheep that are grazed on the mountain.
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  • It was one of those walks where its just around another corner and never ending. Fantastic experience. will definetly be back to do again  more »
  • Canny shank. Parked in the car park at the top of the road. Cool mines to look at on the way up. Very steep in parts but I managed it in my wellies, poles shmoles!  more »
  • Wow. The old man nearly beat me. I got there in the end. The struggle was worth it. What a view. Bagged another, my personal best.
  • Loved it as a teen, climbed the old man many times. It’s a easy ascent with lots of great views.

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