4.1 of 5 (18 votes)

An Old Man's stroll from Coniston

A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in national park Lake District in Cumbria, England, about 10.60km (6.59 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 5:00h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 704m (2309ft)
Descent 704m (2309ft)
Max. Elevation 770m (2526ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 1408m (4618ft)
Start & End
Coniston Village Centre
Distance 10.60km
Duration ~5:00h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by GaryShipp on 16 Feb 2010
This energetic walk takes in one of the Lakes finest summits, with stunning views in all directions.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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This walk starts from the bus stop in the centre of the village. There are a few shops nearby for picking up any last minute treats.
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Leave the village by the marked path.
About 0.34 km (~0.21 miles) from
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Ignore the 'Miners Bridge' on your right and carry on the track past some small waterfalls to the wall. From here the ascent begins.
About 0.83 km (~0.52 miles) from
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Straight on here.
About 0.91 km (~0.57 miles) from
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As you pass here you will see evidence of this valley's industrial past.
About 0.44 km (~0.27 miles) from
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Quite where this name came from I'm not sure, as the sweat you've worked up will tell you, you're now at 600m elevation and the hardwork's just beginning!
About 0.43 km (~0.27 miles) from
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At 803m, it may fall short of the higher peaks to the North, but its prime location affords fantastical 360 degree views. Take time to enjoy it.
About 0.45 km (~0.28 miles) from
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At this point, depending on your energy levels, you can extend the walk to take in the imposing summits of Dow Crag, are you can take the easier option of descending the path to Goats Water.
About 0.55 km (~0.34 miles) from
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Whichever route choice you opted for previosuly, at this point you join the main track off the hill and head eastwards.
About 1.96 km (~1.22 miles) from
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Avoid the route march down the road by heading south here along the wall boundary.
About 1.60 km (~0.99 miles) from
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This path is easily spotted.
About 0.48 km (~0.3 miles) from
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Cross straight over the road and pick up the path on the other side.
About 1.00 km (~0.62 miles) from
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Pick up the road and head away from the Lake, back into the village.
About 0.64 km (~0.4 miles) from
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Finish back at the bus stop.
About 0.38 km (~0.24 miles) from

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