Coniston Old Man

Start point: Walna Scar road (SD 289 970)

Walna Scar car park – Goat’s Hawse – Goat’s Water – Brim FellThe Old Man of Coniston – Walna Scar car park

Distance: 4.5 miles     Total Ascent: 620 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 30 minutes

Weather: Clear and cold. -2oC.

It was really cold this morning and it was -4oC in Coniston when I arrived. This made the air higher up really clear as down below in the valleys it was quite hazy and misty. Once up to the wind tunnel of Goat’s Water it got really bracing and cold but the views were fabulous today. There weren’t many braving the elements today though, there were only a couple more cars at the car park when I got back – normally it is full!

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