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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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Walk 1761
Tom Heights and Tarn Hows from Coniston
Grade - easy/mod
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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

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1.0 miles / 1.6 km away
Coniston's Magnificent Seven
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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
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Length - 2.5 miles / 4.1 km
Walk 3410
3.1 miles / 5.0 km away
Latterbarrow from Hawkshead
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Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 3508
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The Crinkle Crags from Wrynose Pass
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Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 1134
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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.

Recommended Reading

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 3: West Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 3: West LakelandThis guidebook contains 50 short half to full-day walks in the western Lake District. Walking areas include Duddon Valley and the Coast, Eskdale, Wasdale, Ennerdale, Lorton Vale, Buttermere and the north-west lakes. Part of a three-volume series focusing on low-level walks (with the occasional peak) between 4 and 8 miles, graded for difficulty.
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