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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. 

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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 3: West Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 3: West LakelandThis guidebook contains 50 short half to full-day walks in the western Lake District. Walking areas include Duddon Valley and the Coast, Eskdale, Wasdale, Ennerdale, Lorton Vale, Buttermere and the north-west lakes. Part of a three-volume series focusing on low-level walks (with the occasional peak) between 4 and 8 miles, graded for difficulty.
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