Coniston Old Man and Low Water

Fri 6 Jun 2003

Route: Torver - Banishead Quarry - Goat's Water - Goat's Hawes - Coniston Old Man - Low Water - Coppermine Valley - Coniston village - Monk Coniston

Distance: 7.50 miles

Ascent: 2,350ft

Time: 6 hours

With: 5 HF Holidays guests and another leader


Cloud base 1,600ft, lifted and became broken later in day

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Coniston Old Man lost in cloud from above Torver

The big hole, Banishead Quarry

Heading for Goat's Water and into the cloud

Goat's Water!

Heading for Coniston Old Man's summit

The summit of Coniston Old Man

Looking down on Low Water as we drop below the cloud again

Low Water and Levers Water as the cloud starts to lift and break


Old mine workings, Coniston Old Man

Coppermines Valley

Miners Bridge, Coniston

The Sun Hotel, Coniston

The Sun Hotel, Coniston

Previous Walk: Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Calf Crag (Thu 5 Jun 2003)

Next Walk: Hallin Fell (Wed 11 Jun 2003)

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