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Coniston Old Man is 2634 feet ( 803 m ) high. The Old Man is the highest point in the historic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jee4646
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Luton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Exciting winter climb in snow and high winds

A great mountain with interesting history, and a great peak - one of the few mountains in the Lakes... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Mark D
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coniston Old Man is 2634 feet ( 803 m ) high. The Old Man is the highest point in the historic country of Lancashire ( administratively in Cumbria )

Thank Jee4646
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great mountain with interesting history, and a great peak - one of the few mountains in the Lakes where you really know you're at the top.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 27 December 2017

I have climbed the Old Man many times in the past, I didn't find it a hard climb but a nice day our with a reward of a pint at the end, enjoy

1  Thank loulou187062
Reviewed 10 December 2017

NO regrets! The hard route was....hard..and my friends wanted to kill me during it. However, they did not regret it once we got to the top and loved every minute of it! PHEW! What a delightful walk and you can happily do the easy route...More

3  Thank Hannah K
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

If your in Coniston this is a must, the views on the top are spectacular. The history up there from the Cooper mines makes you really appreciate what hard work it would of been.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely walk and lots to explore and see. The views are great all the way up. The old slate mines and equipment makes the walk a lot more interesting. Easy paths to follow and lots of places to stop and take in the views. One...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Fairly tough climb, path from Coniston is clear and firm but not flat. iPhone tracker suggested we had climbed 200 flights of steps and legs certainly felt this way. Dinner in the Sun as we came off the mountain was very welcome.

Thank WillB2000
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Stunning!! Quite a Treck but take your time and enjoy the different levels of the waterfall and get to the coppermines at the top.. brilliant. Don’t forget your camera!!

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

An amazing walk to one of the Lakes highest peaks. Definitely not for the unfit and definitely too much for our small dog who will sleep very well tonight. I'd say this walk is equally as demanding as Scarfell or Ben Nevis and requires appropriate...More

1  Thank Robswindon69
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This was definitely worth the climb. It's not an easy climb by any means so be prepared for that. However we did take a dog up with us too so it's doable. The weather wasn't in our favour so the views were non existent but...More

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Dymaxion
21 January 2018|
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Response from Brackendaisy | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, yes as long as the weather is kind. Make an early start and make the most of the daylight hours though. Obviously you want to ensure you get back down in the light! It is stunning anytime of the year. enjoy!
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Wetherfog
3 September 2017|
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Response from Madd0g_1970 | Reviewed this property |
You'll have no issues at all. I'm nearly 50 and make an annual pilgrimage every year for charity. Wouldn't consider myself fit and I do struggle in mid section of steps but slow and steady wins the race. Enjoy
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Moe7725
6 May 2017|
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Response from Fernyp | Reviewed this property |
No, if you and your son are up for some adventure and don't mind carrying the obligatory large picnic and even bigger bag of harribo then I would do it with my kids. You could get up there in an hour if you walk from the... More
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