Old Man of Coniston, Coniston

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The Old Man of Coniston is a fell in the Furness Fells in the English Lake District and the highest point (county top) of the traditional County Palatine of Lancashire (it has been administered since 1974 by Cumbria County Council for local government purposes). It is at least 2,632.61 feet (802.42 m) high, and lies to the west of the village of Coniston and the lake, Coniston Water. The fell is sometimes known by the alternative name of Coniston Old Man, or simply The Old Man. The mountain is popular with tourists and fell-walkers with a number of well-marked paths to the summit. The mountain has also seen extensive slate mining activity for eight hundred years and the remains of abandoned mines and spoil tips are a significant feature of the north-east slopes. There are also several flocks of sheep that are grazed on the mountain.
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  • What an amazing walk this was. Some parts are hard going but it certainly well worth the climb when you get to the top.  more »
  • get up to the Walna Scar car park early as it gets full and mind the bloody big holes in the road after the gate  more »
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  • Wow. The old man nearly beat me. I got there in the end. The struggle was worth it. What a view. Bagged another, my personal best.
  • Loved it as a teen, climbed the old man many times. It’s a easy ascent with lots of great views.

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