Coniston Old Man

Name of walk Coniston Old Man
Date of walk 2006-06-24

Went up Coniston Old Man yesterday (2633ft). The weather was dull and overcast, but the wind of the last few days had died down. I got to Torver about 9.45 and parked the car on the side of the road and headed up the lane. It`s 3 3/4 miles to the top.

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Dow Crag can be seen still in mist. The Old Man on the right. The last time I climbed the Old Man I couldn`t even see Dow Crag and there was no visibility from the summit. I was hoping for something a bit better today.

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Bannishead Quarry waterfall.

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The view back across Torver Common to Coniston Water.

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Getting closer to Dow Crag.

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Dow Crag with Goats Tarn below.

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View up Goats Hause. Coniston Old Man is off to the right.

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Looking back down Goats Tarn.

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Top of Goats Hause looking back down the valley.

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Summit of the Old Man in view. I only saw one other person on the way up....now there are swarms of them!

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Low Water and Levers Water leading to Coppermines Valley .

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Coniston Village.

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There was little or no view to the north west due to the mist and low cloud...see below. The summit was quite cold and windy so I decided not to stop for lunch. I chatted with a couple of people on the summit and then headed back down.

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By the time I got back to the lane the sun had come out and the low cloud had started to clear. Typical. Got back to the car at 3.15. A five and a half hour round trip. Got back to Barrow at four. It was really sunny by now. From the garden I could see the that the Old Man was free from cloud and in blue skies. Bugger!

Jo.

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