The Old Man of Coniston

via The Bell, Low Water Beck & Brim Fell



Average Time Taken:

8.5 hours


Fit & able adults (you will be on the go for up to 9 hours over difficult terrain with a mixture of climbing and hiking. Please don’t make this your first experience in the great outdoors).

The location:

This mountaineering extravaganza starts from the town of Coniston. We will then head onto the fells and scale the flanks of one of the most well-known and most sought after mountains in the Lake District – ‘The Old Man of Coniston’.

What’s involved?

You will ascend the Old Man of Coniston in the most extreme way possible, scaling ‘The Bell’, ‘Low Water Beck’ and ‘Brim Fell’ along the way – all rock scrambles up to a grade of III. This is by far the best way to ascend this mountain and a sure way of avoiding the crowds. 

A great ALL weather activity.

What’s provided?

  • A helmet
  • A harness
  • All scrambling hardware

What to bring:

  • A small day sack
  • Warm & waterproof clothing
  • Hiking boots/approach shoes
  • Food & water
  • Gloves (optional)

How long will it last?

The average time taken is somewhere in the region of 8 ½ hours. This depends hugely on ability, weather conditions and fitness.

What time of year?

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

  Typical run time:

9-6 (we are quite flexible on the start time)

Meeting location:

We will meet in the ‘Pay & Display’ car park on Old Furness Road, Coniston, LA21 8HU. From here we will be driving another 5 minutes to the location so DON’T PAY FOR PARKING.

Pros & cons:

This activity has an instructor/participant ratio of 1:2 so there cannot be more than two persons in your party.

It’s a great ‘quiet’ way of ascending this popular peak and its hands down the most exciting way.



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