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The Old Man of Coniston & Dow Crag from Torver
Introduction to Walk 3110

Photo from the walk - The Old Man of Coniston & Dow Crag from Torver

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km

Ascent - 3000 feet / 909 metres

Grade - mod/hard

This Lake District walk ascends the Old Man of Coniston by a quieter route. The walk also includes the summits of Dow Crag, Brown Pike and Buck Pike. A bonus is the inclusion of Goat's Water and with great views for most of the way this a five-star day hike. 

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Other walks nearby

Walk 1911
1.3 miles / 2.1 km away
Coniston's Magnificent Seven
Grade - hard
Length - 13.0 miles / 21.1 km
Walk 1217
1.8 miles / 2.9 km away
Dow Crag & the Old Man of Coniston
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1761
1.8 miles / 2.9 km away
Tom Heights and Tarn Hows from Coniston
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 3028
1.8 miles / 2.9 km away
Tarn Hows & Tom Gill from Coniston
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 3220
1.8 miles / 2.9 km away
Wetherlam from Coniston by Red Dell
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1058
2.4 miles / 3.8 km away
Beacon Fell & Beacon Tarn circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 1124
2.4 miles / 3.9 km away
Beacon Tarn & The Beacon, near Torver
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 3320
2.9 miles / 4.6 km away
A Grizedale Tarn circular
Grade - easy
Length - 2.5 miles / 4.1 km
Walk 2033
3.9 miles / 6.3 km away
Wetherlam from Tilberthwaite
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 3410
4.4 miles / 7.0 km away
Latterbarrow from Hawkshead
Grade - easy
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 1: South Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 1: South LakelandGuidebook to 60 half to full-day walks in the south Lake District. Walking areas include Rydal, Grasmere, Langdale, Little Langdale, Coniston, Torver and the south, Grizedale, Satterthwaite, the Rusland Valley, Winster Valley, Troutbeck, Kentmere, Longsleddale and across to Tebay. Part of a three-volume series, focusing on short, low-level walks.
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