Back to the Mountains: The Old Man of Coniston

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Mountain Walks
Apr 17
2021

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£12.50
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Well trodden paths but its a fair old climb, but we will take it steady.

A mountain full of innuendo potential, or maybe that just depends on the individual mind.  Coniston is a fabulous little village, famous for Bluebird and Donald Campbell but also for The Old Man of Coniston and the famous mines that litter its slopes.

Our route starts at ground zero almost, in Coniston itself we will walk the road up to the Coppermines bowl, a wonderful scene with a hostel and some holiday accommodation spread out, it really is quite a sight.  We then start the steady ascent up through abandoned mine workings to Low Water and then the final steep ascent.  The path is well trodden and stepped in places but very achievable.  Once on the summit, we have some wonderful views to see if we hopefully have clear skies.

Continuing on the plateau we descent slightly before a slight "up" to Swirl How and a descent via The Prison Band and Levers Water before dropping back into Coppermines and following the river down into town.  

Photo Credits

Coniston summit photo.  Attributed to Slippymark.  License details - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Summit Group Photo and Lunch Stop Photo - Photos are property of the event leader and permission is granted for their use.

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