The Old Man Of Coniston
|Best months for climbing:||Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov|
|Nearest major airport:||Manchester. Liverpool|
Thanks to Jonathan Parkes for adding this peak.
The Old Man Of Coniston towers above the small village, from which it takes its name. The ascent from Coniston is a highly impressive climb. JP
The mountain, known locally as Coniston Old Man or simply just "The Old Man" stands on thre southern edge of the Lakeland Fells. Because of its position the summit gives expansive views over the Furness Peninsula to Morecambe Bay and the Irish Sea as well as to the mountains to the north.
The summit is a popular hike from Coniston and the commonly used route is via Low Water, by a steep and rough track. Other routes include that via Goats Water below the cliffs of Dow Crag but the best is the little used Boo Tarn route detailed by Wainwright in "The Southern Fells." PB
Thanks to Jonathan Parkes for this description.