Coniston Fells Circular

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Mountain Walks
Aug 15

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Steep mountain terrain, 12 miles, 8 hours

IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop.
  • Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
  • Public transport use to the start point is discouraged, as this is a non-essential journey. 
  • Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice.
  • On walks, one person to hold open gates and allow everyone to walk through – so minimising surfaces that multiple people touch. 
  • Be aware that opportunities for toilet stops may be minimal if facilities are closed.
  • Please, please cancel at your earliest opportunity if you are unable to attend or are unwell, so that we can allow others to take up these valuable event spaces.
  • Much as it's difficult - no handshakes or hugs!

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A 9:30am departure time gives us time to ascend to the top of a breathtaking mountain, The Old Man (maybe named after a few in our group), at 802m.

We will soon have a sudden ascent up the mountain passing below Dow Crag en route to the peak. On the way down will pass Coniston fells. Once at the bottom we will stop for ice cream (Lewis recommends 'thunder and lightning' and 'death by chocolate' together. Then we will set off back to the start walking along Coniston water stopping on the beach to take in the waterside views. Finally, a gentle walk back to the start. 

You may see jets, helicopters and other training flights in operation and there is constant training in this area and once they come they're suddenly gone. 

Please bear in mind that this is a breathtaking walk with amazing views but is not a stroll in the park. 

You must have a good level of fitness, a head for heights, and be prepared to ascend and descend steep mountain terrain, with cliffs, rocky ground and some off track walking.

The walk is about 12 miles long. We will do a total ascent of 980 metres! The only way is up. 

Please bring enough food and water for the day once we head up the mountain you’ll only able to fill up by streams. 

Coniston Water
Coniston Water
Coniston Water
Coniston Fells
Coins on log
Ice cream
Coniston Water
Coniston Water
Coniston Water
Coniston Fells
Coins on log
Ice cream


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