11th September 2009 at 6:33 pm

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.

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7th September 2009 at 6:49 pm

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.

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6th September 2009 at 10:03 pm

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.