The Old Man of Coniston is a fell in the Furness Fells in the English Lake District. It is 2,634 feet (803 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 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.To visit Old Man of Coniston on your trip to Coniston, use our Coniston route planner.
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A pleasant half a day's hike up/down this beautiful mountain. No snow or ice, thankfully, but plenty of mist. The path is well-trodden so reasonable to navigate, but don't go if unsure. A rewarding... more »
Leave a good 4 hours to fully enjoy this one. Not too hard at all although a little steep in places. 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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