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The Old Man Coniston Walk

One of the best named fell walks in the Lake District, the Old Man of Coniston has an allure to hikers that goes beyond its unique title. Towering over the small town of Coniston, the fell draws the eye immediately.

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The Old Man Coniston Walk
The Old Man Coniston Walk

Time & Location

03 Apr 2022, 09:30

Broughton-in-Furness, Walna Scar Rd, Broughton-in-Furness LA20 6EE, UK


About the Event

The Old Man of Coniston is 803 metres or 2632 feet high. It is the highest peak in the Furness Fells. The Old Man of Coniston walk has a number of routes to the summit from multiple directions, most are navigable with an ordinance survey map. Depending on time of year, some routes are very busy. However, some of the alternative routes have less tourist foot traffic. It is one of the most popular walks in the lake district, due to its stunning view of its powerful ridge that zig zags across the horizon. The summit overlooks many meres and Low Water corrie – an undeniably beautiful tarn that glistens in the belly of the hill. In addition, the summit gives walkers views of iconic peaks in the region, including Scafell and the Langdale Pikes. Finally, at the peak you’ll find the famous cairn of the Old Cairn of King’s Town. Don’t forget to stop at the The Shires Inn for a well deserved pint!

This is a circular route which is Approx 10km 

We have limited places so please book in advance 

A full kit list and details of the walk will be sent out via email closer to the time of the walk but if you need information please get in touch.


  • Old man of coniston

    A classic British walk

    +£0.63 service fee
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