Weekend Wanderings: Old Man of Coniston

Last weekend was our first fell walk of the spring, one of the more traditional Lake District fells, with a climb of 803 meters. It was clear-ish at the top of Coniston Old Man, with panoramic views of other fells and Coniston water. Afterward, we stopped for tea and cakes on the lake. So good! 

Everyone keeps saying the Lake District summers make up for the winters, so I’m excited for warmer weather and more walks. 

the profile of the fell
abandoned mining equipment on the way up

Also: if you plan on hiking this from the Walna Scar Rd parking lot, don’t just put Walna Scar road into google maps. There is a 4 mile impassible by car section that took us an hour and a half to detour around. Head up from the town of Coniston. 

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the fell and the tarn
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Ridgeline after the Summit

Where did you wander to this weekend?

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Lucy says:

    Beautiful place! I can’t wait for nicer weather, to go camping in the mountains 🙂 I love the pictures!

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    1. Thanks! Me too, I can’t wait to see how beautiful it is in the summer!

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  2. Ok, so I will put coniston in the sat nav 😀 Depending on the weather, I may do it in two weeks.. the pictures look fabulous.

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    1. Yes, definitely, it’s easy to find your way to the car park from there. It’s a great walk, with only a bit of light scrambling at the end!


      1. I just hope it won’t rain 😦

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      2. Always a risk here unfortunately. But hopefully there will be sun!


  3. Girl Gone Expat says:

    So nice to be able to start hiking again, and in such nice views:) Can’t wait for hiking season to begin here as well.

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    1. It’s definitely my favorite season! I’m sure there are stunning hikes where you are as well! 🙂

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