Coniston Old Man

Start point: Walna Scar road (SD 289 970)

Walna Scar car park – Boo Tarn – The Old Man of Coniston Brim Fell – Brim Fell Rake – Low Water – Walna Scar car park

Distance: 4.3 miles     Total Ascent: 613 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 45 minutes

Weather: Overcast, cold wind. 15C.

Today was the third StridingEdge group walk which was up to The Old Man of Coniston via the now officially named (well, it is in our house!) McMahon Route, a brilliantly graded walk across Little Arrow Moor and then up the south ridge of the Old Man. Joining me on the walk were StridingEdge viewers who expressed an interest in coming for a walk with me and Casper and it was great to meet everyone – some new faces and some old stalwarts of our walks. It was a good walk in great company, pity the weather wasn’t kinder to us today…maybe next time.

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