The Old Man and Me

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Dominating the skyline of the village of Coniston, is a fell known affectionately as the Old Man. The ascent of this 803m behemoth is a popular walk, but most people simply go up and then go back down again. But the Wainwright fell bagger notes that there's two equally majestic fells nearby. And so they plot a walk that takes in Dow Crag and Brim Fell as well. And that is exactly what I decided to do one sunny July Saturday.

Walked 7 July 2019.

Route: Coniston → Dow Crag → Brim Fell → Coniston Old Man → Coniston

Dow Crag

Published 17 November 2019

Dow Crag – a dark, moody fell that’s apparently much loved by wasps.

Brim Fell

Published 24 November 2019

A fell that’s more one passed over on the way to the Old Man, rather than visited deliberately.

Coniston Old Man

Published 1 December 2019

Overlooking the village below, the Old Man is a popular destination for visitors to the area. And has some interesting history too.