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You can't go wrong with any of these climbs in the Lakes. Coniston Old Man has an added interest... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chris P
Worcester, United Kingdom
Picturesque walk.

Beautiful views. The walk is quite steep and relatively difficult if you are a beginner but it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nicole F
Southport, United Kingdom
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All reviews low water dow crag goats water walna scar road great walk sun inn amazing views isle of man well worth the effort car park tourist route tough climb coming down morecambe bay slate mine worth the climb hard work
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can't go wrong with any of these climbs in the Lakes. Coniston Old Man has an added interest than jut the views in that there is a disused mine on the climb. The weather we had was superb. The climb is tough in places...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views. The walk is quite steep and relatively difficult if you are a beginner but it is worth it. Try to park in the car park that is closest to the mountain otherwise you will have a very steep walk up Walnar Scar Road...More

Thank Nicole F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Park at the Walna Scar road car park and you are straight onto the mountain cutting out around 2km of less exciting walking. An easy walk at first going past all the old mine workings but a bit of a scramble towards the top. Great...More

Thank gordonj258
Reviewed 1 week ago

We parked at Walnar Scar road which cuts out the boring, long walk from Coniston to the base of the mountain. We walked a 6.6 mile loop to Old Man Coniston and back via Brown Pike, Buck Pike and Dow Crag. The walk is strenous...More

Thank 1peacefrog
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from the top is amazing and worth it. The walk up the hill is quite steep and can get quite difficult as you go up but the view is great from above.

Thank smriti l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small group of us set out from Coniston to climb the Old Man, going up via the very interesting old quarries. There was potentially some really good views, however bad weather set in earlier than forecast so we didn't get much of the views....More

Thank Stephanie O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a team building weekend with colleagues - enjoying a fabulous cycle ride through the forest, canoeing across and along Coniston lake followed by a walk / hike up the Old Man and enjoying the amazing views along the way

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very tough climb but the path is pretty clear. We did the village to the summit in 2 hours. Well worth the pain then walked the ridge.

Thank AdrianH1967
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked here from our cottage! We set off early to avoid the rain!! Really great hike, the dogs loved it! We did take a bottle of water and a few snacks to keep us going!! Some bits are a challenge but not so bad...More

Thank Samanthajo1993
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did this climb a few days ago, we parked at the top of the hill and went via the lake, beautiful waterfalls as we were walking along, amazing views. there was a steep incline before getting to loads of rocks which we climbed over,...More

Thank Francesca L
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Aidan P
2 August 2018|
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Response from Jam201708 | Reviewed this property |
Hi We parked in the village and walked up which was a walk it's self .. keep following the road up and you will come to a carpark well more like a big pull in where cars have wore it over time very good lots of people park... More
13 May 2018|
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Response from Steve D | Reviewed this property |
If you're reasonably fit and you have someone else to carry the rest of your gear and plenty of drinks. Pick a dry day as the slate up there can get quite slippery when wet. I know what it's like carrying the weight of a... More
22 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!