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Invigorating!

We are not particularly fit but we managed to climb the Old Man and complete the circular walk in 4... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2016
Martian172
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Betchworth, United Kingdom
Second visit

We were able to set off and do the walk from our b&b in little arrow. We were very luck with the... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
anniebrown2015
,
York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

We are not particularly fit but we managed to climb the Old Man and complete the circular walk in 4 hours. Part of it is kind of steep and covered with pebbles/slates, and some part can be very boggy/wet. You just need to make sure...More

Thank Martian172
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We were able to set off and do the walk from our b&b in little arrow. We were very luck with the weather. The views from the top were outstanding. We met and talked to lots of friendly people on the way up and back...More

Thank anniebrown2015
Reviewed 4 November 2016

A long and steep climb to to the top, but fantastic views on a clear day. We walked up with two children who are very fit but was their first proper mountain walk. Took around 6 hours for a round trip, with stops for lunch...More

Thank Claire G
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Certainly worth the climb for amazing views despite being very busy. Not a secluded place so be prepared. Take a less popular route to avoid the crowds.

Thank May S
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had a great day for the walk but still took extra kit with us - just in case. We'd vaguely planned a circular walk but missed a turn and ended up being up on the tops much later than we'd planned. Don't underestimate the...More

Thank fenixUK
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Amazing walk - tough climb towards the end bt worth the effort. We parked at the car park down in Coniston, at the base of the steep hill up to the car park further up. It wasn't obvious where to head until you park and...More

Thank Alec S
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Did the full walk. We did the walk around the back of the old man of coniston, over the summit and the down the front of the old man. The front is very steep and craggy with loose slate and rocks but the dogs managed....More

Thank GoldTA
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This took myself and partner 1hr 50 mins to get to the top but we only had 2 short rests along the way...totally breathtaking views when you reach the top.worth the hike an we shall be back up next year when we return to coniston..😊

Thank aliceLancashire
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely walk with some amazing views over Coniston Water and beyond. The weather conditions were less than optimal but thanks to some well maintained paths, it was not too arduous apart from a bit of a scramble at the top. We ascended...More

Thank CESandifer
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Great walk up the mountain! Pouring down at the top but it didn't stop us getting there! Love this place!

Thank MagsHENSHAW1974
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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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David M
4 February 2017|
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Response from Steveps3 | Reviewed this property |
Hi David, I would say that the route is not suitable for a disabled buggy. It is quite a rough route and even an able bodied person is going to need to do a bit of scrambling to get up.
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