Ambleside Summer Weekend Day 1: Old Man of Coniston

Direct Transport based walk with Andy Buckley.

9.0 mi


Basing ourselves in Ambleside we will be doing two walks over two days around this area of the Lake District.

Todays walk sees us visiting the beautiful village of Coniston sat in the majestic shadow of the Old Man. We start our walk from the village and follow the valley for a short distance before we start the climb up to the fells with the first one that we visit being Wetherlam. By the time we arrive here the largest section of the ascent will have been complete with the remaining of the walk being mainly ridge walking with the odd section of ascent across to the other hill tops of Swirl How, Brim Fell and the highest part of the walk at the top of Old Man. From here it is a continuous and resaonably quick descent back to Coniston and the pub.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

This is a walk with direct transport arrangements, meeting at the walk start.

09:20: Meet at the walk start (Coniston Village Car Park)

09:30 Walk starts.

Waypoints: Red Gill Head Moss, Wetherlam, Brim Fell, Old Man, Crowberry Haws


The drive from Ambleside to Coniston is approximatley 20 minutes. If you can try and car share as there is only 90 car parking spaces at the car park and could get busy. Also the parking is £8 for the day.

24-6-2017 09:20 24-6-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Ambleside Summer Weekend Day 1: Old Man of Coniston Coniston Village Car Park MAD Walkers
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