Old Man of Coniston

The Old Man of Coniston is the highest mountain in the Furness Fells. The most popular climb to its summit begins at St. Andrew’s Church in Coniston and takes around 5 hours. The view from the top is breathtaking and includes Coniston Water, Morecambe Bay and much of the southern Lake District.

View of the Old Man of Coniston from the village
Old Man of Coniston

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Map showing location of Old Man of Coniston.

Map showing location of Old Man of Coniston

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Old Man of Coniston

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Old Man of Coniston
Coniston
Cumbria
United Kingdom

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  1. I climbed the Old Man when I was a teenager with my then boyfriend and his Mam & Dad in the late 60’s and climbed in flip flops. My husband and I still climb mountains, we are now in our 60’s and did Ben Nevis last year but in proper walking boots now!

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  2. I got 3 quarters of the way up the Old Man. I suffered a stroke in 2001 so found it difficult at the start but managed most of it. I intend to return next year to master it completely.

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  3. I climbed the Old Man of Coniston when I was 8 years old & I’m now 30. I still remember what it was like when we got to the top, a brilliant view.

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  4. I walked up the Old Man when I was 8, and now I’m 13. I still remember the lovely views, and the excitement of getting to the top. I would STRONGLY recommend that if you are in the Lake district that you go up the Old Man. It is a lovely thing to do with family and friends, and I would love to do it again.

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  5. "The Old Man of Coniston is the highest mountain in the Furness Fells and the seventh highest in England" – no it isn’t.

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  6. I am 9 years old and climbed the Old Man of Coniston in August 2008. It was a group activity, for something exciting to do during our stay at Kirkbeck House, Coniston. It’s a fun walk to do. I definitely recommend it.

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  7. Mathers, Marco and I did the climb last January. The views were superb, and the Bluebird and Old Man bitters in the Black Bull when we got down tasted even sweeter than before. All in all excellent walk to the summit. I would definitely do it again.

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  8. Me and my four mates have climbed the old man mountain this weekend on a camping trip to Coniston. It took us around 4 and a half hours from our tent to the peak, the supplies we took included 3 crates of Stella Artois and a multi-pack of crisps. The views were awesome even though it was very cloudy. I would definitely would recommend it just for the satisfaction of reaching the peak.

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  9. On a clear day you can also see Scotland and the Isle of Mann.

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