Walk 1217

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.

Walk Description

Map showing start

Suggested Maps

It is recommended you take a map with you when following a walk route. The preferred scale is 1:25000 used by the Explorer series. Note If two maps are listed at the same scale then either (a) both are required for full coverage of the route or (b) the route is covered on both maps.

- OS Explorer - Sheet OL6 BUY MAP

- OS Landranger - Sheet 90 BUY MAP

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 walk
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.

Area Information

Lake District NP

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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
Fell Foot Farm
Little Langdale, Ambleside
3.5 miles / 5.7 km away
Langdale Estate
Great Langdale
4.9 miles / 7.9 km away
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Meadow Bank
Elterwater
5.0 miles / 7.9 km away
Riverside Lodge
Ambleside
5.9 miles / 9.5 km away
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Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant
Ambleside
5.9 miles / 9.5 km away
Easedale Lodge
Ambleside
6.2 miles / 10.0 km away
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Parkhouse Guesthouse
Ambleside
6.2 miles / 10.0 km away
Lattendales Guest House
Ambleside
6.2 miles / 10.0 km away

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