The Old Man Of Coniston

The Old Man Of Coniston Trig Pillar Looking To Brim Fell
The Old Man Of Coniston Trig Pillar Looking To Brim Fell


A Few Facts About The Knott On Stainton Fell

Wainwright and Birkett Fells -
The Old Man Of Coniston is ranked number 32 in height in the full Wainwright listing - number 8 in height in Wainwrights Southern Fells - and number 53 in height in the full Birkett listing.

High Point -
The Old Man is the highest point in historical Lancashire though following the 1974 revision of county boundaries in England it now lies for administrative purposes within Cumbria.

Ascent Routes -
The fell is normally climbed from Coniston village via Church Beck and the mines (the tourist route). Alternatives include the south ridge and the path to Goat’s Water both ascending from the Walna Scar Road. The carpark at the top of the metalled section provides a headstart for these routes. The Walna Scar Road can also be reached from Torver or from Seathwaite in the Duddon Valley although the latter results in an indirect climb via Dow Crag.
Links To Walks


Hill / Mountain Class(s)
Birkett, English Nuttall, Fellranger, Hewitt, Historic County Top, HuMP, Marilyn, Nuttall, Sim, Southern Fell, Synge, Trail 100, Wainwright

Hill / Mountain Details