Coniston Old Man

Height: 803 metres / 2635 feet Grid reference: SD 27237 97815 Category: The Southern Fells

Often referred to as The Old Man of Coniston, this is the highest fell in the Coniston range. The ashes of our dog, Angus, are scattered on the top. It was a fell we climbed together many times – please spare a thought for him should you make it to the summit and if you listen carefully, you may be able to hear his barks carried on the wind…

The Old Man of Coniston - the highest fell in the Coniston range

The Old Man of Coniston – the highest fell in the Coniston range

This slate plaque is a simple tribute to our dog Angus where his ashes are scattered. It is out of view unless you are looking for it - 100m to the south of the summit, in line with Beacon Tarn and facing south. Update 16.03.11...The plaque has now disappeared unfortunately :-(  Update 9th February 2014 - Casper's ashes are also scattered here (died 15.01.14).

This slate plaque is a simple tribute to our dog Angus where his ashes are scattered. It is out of view unless you are looking for it – 100m to the south of the summit, in line with Beacon Tarn and facing south. Update 16.03.11…The plaque has now disappeared unfortunately 🙁
Update 9th February 2014 – Casper’s ashes are also scattered here (died 15.01.14).

Looking over Levers Water to Black Sails and Wetherlam to Helvellyn and Fairfield from the summit of Coniston Old Man

Looking over Levers Water to Black Sails and Wetherlam to Helvellyn and Fairfield from the summit of Coniston Old Man

Looking across Low Water, Levers Water and Wetherlam to the eastern fells from the summit of The Old Man

Looking across Low Water, Levers Water and Wetherlam to the eastern fells from the summit of The Old Man

The summit.

The summit.

Made it! Connie, aged 5, at the summit of The Old Man of Coniston.

Made it! Connie, aged 5, at the summit of The Old Man of Coniston.

Casper and Angus on the summit

Casper and Angus on the summit

Reflected Old Man above Coniston

Reflected Old Man above Coniston

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