Dow Crag & the Old Man of Coniston

Introduction to Walk 1217

Photo from the walk - Dow Crag & the Old Man of Coniston

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km

Ascent - 3040 feet / 921 metres

Grade - mod/hard

This walk includes a fine array of Lake District mountains including Dow Crag and the Old Man of Coniston. Other peaks include Brown Pike and Buck Pike. The Old Man of Coniston can be very busy but this approach avoids the crowds. 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1761
Tom Heights and Tarn Hows from Coniston
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 3028
Tarn Hows & Tom Gill from Coniston
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 3220
Wetherlam from Coniston by Red Dell
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1911
1.0 miles / 1.6 km away
Coniston's Magnificent Seven
Grade - hard
Length - 13.0 miles / 21.1 km
Walk 3110
1.8 miles / 2.9 km away
The Old Man of Coniston & Dow Crag from Torver
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 2033
2.2 miles / 3.5 km away
Wetherlam from Tilberthwaite
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 3320
2.9 miles / 4.6 km away
A Grizedale Tarn circular
Grade - easy
Length - 2.5 miles / 4.1 km
Walk 3410
3.1 miles / 5.0 km away
Latterbarrow from Hawkshead
Grade - easy
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 3508
3.6 miles / 5.8 km away
The Crinkle Crags from Wrynose Pass
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 1134
3.8 miles / 6.0 km away
Wetherlam and The Carrs from Little Langdale
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 10.8 miles / 17.5 km
Walk 2270
3.8 miles / 6.0 km away
Tilberthwaite and Holme Fell from Little Langdale
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1058
4.1 miles / 6.5 km away
Beacon Fell & Beacon Tarn circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 1124
4.2 miles / 6.6 km away
Beacon Tarn & The Beacon, near Torver
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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Lake District

The Lake District National Park is seen by many as one of the scenic gems of the British Isles. The scenic beauty has attracted many artists and writers through the centuries and today the same scenery provides the perfect backdrop to a wide variety of walks. The National Park is located wholly within Cumbria with Windermere, Ambleside and Keswick the main tourist towns. For many this is the finest area in England for walking with a wide variety of scenery. Even on the busiest weekends it is possible to get away from the crowds by carefully selecting one of the less-visited fells. More Information

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Accommodation Nearby

Coniston Country Cottages
Coniston
0.4 miles / 0.6 km away
Wheelgate Bed & Breakfast
Coniston
1.7 miles / 2.7 km away
Cottageswithhottubs.co.uk
Coniston
1.7 miles / 2.7 km away
Fell Foot Farm
Little Langdale, Ambleside
3.5 miles / 5.7 km away
Langdale Estate
Great Langdale
4.9 miles / 7.9 km away
** Featured Supplier **
Meadow Bank
Elterwater
5.0 miles / 7.9 km away
Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant
Ambleside
5.9 miles / 9.5 km away
Riverside Lodge
Ambleside
5.9 miles / 9.5 km away
** Featured Supplier **
Lattendales Guest House
Ambleside
6.2 miles / 10.0 km away
Parkhouse Guesthouse
Ambleside
6.2 miles / 10.0 km away

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Best Read - Editor's Choice

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