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Amazing walk - tough climb towards the end bt worth the effort. We parked at the car park down in... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
Alec S
Took the dogs and they were fine

Did the full walk. We did the walk around the back of the old man of coniston, over the summit and... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Amazing walk - tough climb towards the end bt worth the effort. We parked at the car park down in Coniston, at the base of the steep hill up to the car park further up. It wasn't obvious where to head until you park and...More

Thank Alec S
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Did the full walk. We did the walk around the back of the old man of coniston, over the summit and the down the front of the old man. The front is very steep and craggy with loose slate and rocks but the dogs managed....More

Thank GoldTA
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This took myself and partner 1hr 50 mins to get to the top but we only had 2 short rests along the way...totally breathtaking views when you reach the top.worth the hike an we shall be back up next year when we return to coniston..😊

Thank aliceLancashire
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely walk with some amazing views over Coniston Water and beyond. The weather conditions were less than optimal but thanks to some well maintained paths, it was not too arduous apart from a bit of a scramble at the top. We ascended...More

Thank CESandifer
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Great walk up the mountain! Pouring down at the top but it didn't stop us getting there! Love this place!

Thank MagsHENSHAW1974
Reviewed 25 September 2016

If you are staying in Coniston or can park, this walk is a must do. From an easy walk in to the copper mines, it is pretty much unrelenting to the top (easier in dry weather, a bit slippery when wet), but well worth the...More

Thank Fenton C
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Started from the end of Walna Scar Road, classed as the fast easy route. A good route with amazing views on a clear day. Some light scrambling near the top but nothing too difficult.

Thank David H
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Tough walk but good to get to the top - wouldn't suit the infirm or folk with young kids - can be cold on the top even if warm in the valley

1  Thank banyanshade
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Set off from Coniston, up to the copper mines and followed easy path to top of Coniston Old Man. Easy to follow and views just amazing. Hard work (both 60 yrs old) but proud of our achievement. Took 5 hours up and back down, phew....More

Thank jbackhouse136
Reviewed 19 September 2016

On the Western edge of the English Lake District, this mountain offers fantastic views on a clear day. Yes we do get them in the Lakes! On crisp days it is possible to see as far as the Great Orme in North Wales, the Isle...More

Thank Ralph C
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4 September 2017|
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Response from ChrisPduck2 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! We are both in our 60's and walk the Old Man regularly. There are so many routes you can go by and so many peaks you can climb as part of the Old Man range. Just stop and start as you please - admire the views... More
7 May 2017|
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Response from Fernyp | Reviewed this property |
No, if you and your son are up for some adventure and don't mind carrying the obligatory large picnic and even bigger bag of harribo then I would do it with my kids. You could get up there in an hour if you walk from the... More
David M
4 February 2017|
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Response from Steveps3 | Reviewed this property |
Hi David, I would say that the route is not suitable for a disabled buggy. It is quite a rough route and even an able bodied person is going to need to do a bit of scrambling to get up.

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