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Ok we didn’t make it......

We stayed in Coniston so were able to walk up from the town. We never intended to get to the Old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
George35WestSussex
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West Sussex
Fine weather and brilliant views

We started our walk from Torver and headed for Goats water, climbed onto the ridge and made our way... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adrien P
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“goats water” (26 reviews)
“dow crag” (31 reviews)
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Coniston, England
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"great walk"
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"amazing views"
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"morecambe bay"
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"isle of man"
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"car park"
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"tourist route"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Coniston so were able to walk up from the town. We never intended to get to the Old Man but we walked up to and past the Youth Hostel to Low Water. It was hot and we did not want to tire...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started our walk from Torver and headed for Goats water, climbed onto the ridge and made our way to The Old Man. We were glad that we took this route because although the Lakes were busy we didn’t see another person for a couple...More

Thank Adrien P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This walk is lovely, there are stunning views throughout the walk The final climb is a good challenge but the views are worth it If you want more of a challenge then take the long way back ...that’s more of a trek than the peak...More

1  Thank Rebecca H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been on top of here over a dozen times and it's always worth the effort. The interesting industrial heritage at the front or the quiet amble from the Seathwaite side, both are satisfying.

Thank Fred_Simons
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

l know now why it's called the old man . I bloody felt like it by the time I got to the top. the views are amazing the relic building are also great to look around. it's harder coming down then up.

1  Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views from the summit of Old Man of Coniston are tremendous on a clear day. The Irish Sea is visible on the horizon. The hike to get there is on a well marked path and is fairly strenuous. Some sections are rather steep and...More

Thank kbhanson3
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Completed the climb in 2 and a half hours thanks to a tip from someone who told us about the car park above Coniston village. It is so worth the climb! We saw people of all shapes and sizes on the way up! It is...More

1  Thank carmelrg
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

coniston is an amazing village and we love it there, old man coniston has amazing views x accommadation in that area excellent and so are all village amenities

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are several ways of reaching the summit of this magnificent fell. You should be properly prepared whichever one you choose and be aware this is a proper walk. My favorite is to follow the road up to youth hostel and then turn right and...More

4  Thank garymarkstevenson
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

We decided to go the slightly longer route, but not quite so steep to the peak which gave us some stunning views on the way. ( If you are driving to the start, it is worth driving to the end of the metallic road as...More

Thank surfnirvana
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RianaTika
14 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
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Dymaxion
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!
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Wetherfog
4 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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