Old Man

The week has been leading up to this – the accent of the Coniston Old Man – the highest point in the Furness Fells at 803 metres.

Coniston Old Man

I set out a 08:00 and it’s only 3 miles to the summit, but it took me 4 hours to get there. The route starts off easily enough but soon the path become pretty treacherous, climbing steeply and formed of very loose slate.

Continue reading “Old Man”

Church Beck to Levers Water

First proper walk of the holiday – from the centre of Coniston up to Levers Water


The trails start in the village centre to the east of Church Beck and and there is a fairly good track all the way up to the reservoir. Steep but not too challenging.

Continue reading “Church Beck to Levers Water”

Coniston Panorama

This is the view from the cottage I am staying in at Coniston


The cottage is situated part way up the Old Man of Coniston and has fantastic views over Coniston Water.