GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Old Man of Coniston

5 miles (7.5 km)

Climb the 2,634 feet (803m) high Old Man of Coniston on this strenuous walk in the Lake District. The route starts at Coniston village and soon joins Church Beck which you follow for about a mile before heading past Crowberry Haws, Stubthwaite Crag and the dramatically positioned tarn of Low Water to the summit. Here you will find a combined slate platform andcairn with magnificent views of Coniston Water, the southern Lake District,Morecambe Bay,Blackpool Tower,Winter Hillin thePennines, the Lancashire coast and theIsle of Man.
This route is popular with tourists and offers a direct and picturesque path to the summit.
To extend your walking in the area you could try our 16 mile Circular Walk around Coniston which visits the tarns, fells and forest surrounding the lake.
You can also try the Coniston to Langdale Walk, the 2nd leg of the epic long distance Cumbria Way.
A short distance to the west of the summit you will find Dow Crag which is another fine viewpoint. Our Dow Crag and Seathwaite Tarn circular walk explores the Seathwaite Fells with lovely views of the nearby Goat's Water.

Old Man of Coniston OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Old Man of Coniston Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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