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Sunday, 1 June 2014

Sun 1 Jun - Coniston Old Man

A high level walk on easy paths with dramatic views of the Coniston
Massif and beyond. A long climb through old copper mines to Low water
then becomes steeper towards the summit of Coniston Old Man. This is
followed by a gentler ridge walk to Brim Fell and on to Swirl How.
From here there is a steep descent to Wetherlam down the Prison Band,
and then an easier path down Lad Stones ridge to the end.
As this is a high level route, it is subject to change if the weather
is bad, in which case an alternative low level walk will take place.
Distance: 7.8 miles
Total ascent: 700m
Time: 5.5 hrs
Grade: 3
Start: 10 am. Parking by the side of the road rising to Coppermines
valley track (SD 300979). From the main road in Coniston, take the
turning with the Black Bull Inn on the corner, and continue straight
on past a junction on the left, to tree-lined walls where there is
space to park on the roadside.
Leader: Phil (07958 698905)

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