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Old Man of Coniston

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Address: Coniston, England
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Epic trek!

My family and I undertook this trek on an overcast day and were not rewarded with the fantastic views seen in some of the pictures. Though having said that, we all felt a great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Kathleen T
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family and I undertook this trek on an overcast day and were not rewarded with the fantastic views seen in some of the pictures. Though having said that, we all felt a great sense of achievement and the sights on the way had a eerie beauty of their own. We would recommend, though it is more a challenge than... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow wow wow wow. Nothing could be more stunning than the ridge at the top of Old Man of Coniston in the snow with a clear blue sky. Go properly equipped, great route up via the Coppermines and back via Torver. Completed with children 14, 12, 11 and 10, no worries if you're usually a fit and active family. Loved... More 

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing views, routes to suit all walkers. I have enjoyed many a good walk on the old man. It has everything, views, history, climbs and a couple of nice pubs at the bottom.

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Thank Tim S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I always love a walk at The Old Man. The was snow on top this time so he looked great. In summer it's a great walk to the top and then over the other side and down to The Sun Hotel for a well deserved pint. There is a lovely lake to stop off at about half... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't quite make it to the top Due to snow but great walk. Good 4 miles and some amazing views. We walked up to the lake. Would definitely recommend and hope to come back in the summer to do the full walk!

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the classic mountains in the Lake District. It is part of a group of mountains so best enjoyed by planning a ridge walk to take them all in. The remains of the mining industry are plain to see and it is worth reading up to find the places you can enter safely. Starting from Coniston is best but... More 

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North West England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cold but dry day in January and 20 or so of us embarked on a climb from the youth hostel. The group's navigator decided to take us up a route that required us to clamber up about 150 metres so I'd be careful about doing that. I don't think that route would be appropriate on a wet day. Even on... More 

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Thank Richard P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Set off from the Walna Scar parking area at about 6:50am and made it to the top for 8:10. The views were amazing and although the sunrise was not as spectacular as we had hoped due to lower cloud in the east, the views did not disappoint. The climb is all really manageable with no large features to speak of.... More 

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Staffordshire Moors
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

With a couple routes from easy to not so asy and grat views, its a beautiful place and good paths. Car parking on stone aand some grass.

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Thank stan g
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Good hard climb to the top via the old quarry workings. The clouds came in about half way up and visibility was down to 10 meters or less nearer the top. Unfortunately didn't see any of the spectacular views due to cloud but will be back in summer :)

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