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Old Man of Coniston, Coniston

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The Old Man of Coniston is a fell in the Furness Fells in the Cumbria, English Lake District and is the highest point (county top) of the historic county of Lancashire. It is at least 2,632.62 feet (802.42 m) high, and lies to the west of the village of Coniston and the lake, Coniston Water. The fell is sometimes known by the alternative name of Coniston Old Man, or simply The Old Man. The mountain is popular with tourists and fell-walkers with a number of well-marked paths to the summit. The mountain has also seen extensive copper and slate mining activity for eight hundred years, and the remains of abandoned mines and spoil tips are a significant feature of the north-east slopes. There are also several flocks of sheep that are grazed on the mountain.
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  • The walk was a great combination of climbs and breath taking views! After every summit you are treated to a great view. Unfortunately when we got to the top the clouds had other ideas so we didn’t... 
    The walk was a great combination of climbs and breath taking views! After every summit you are treated to a great view. Unfortunately when we got to the top the clouds had other ideas so we didn’t...  more »
  • climbed the old man yesterday in rather stormy weather still worth it though would have been nice if we got to see the amazing views I was told about all the walkers we encountered were really... 
    climbed the old man yesterday in rather stormy weather still worth it though would have been nice if we got to see the amazing views I was told about all the walkers we encountered were really...  more »
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  • Wow. The old man nearly beat me. I got there in the end. The struggle was worth it. What a view. Bagged another, my personal best.
  • Loved it as a teen, climbed the old man many times. It’s a easy ascent with lots of great views.

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