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TP2382 - Coniston Old Man
27th Apr 2013 14:40 by scubaclogger
Last summit of the day after a trek over Weatherlam, Swirl How and Brim Fell
Cracking view ©scubaclogger
21st Apr 2013 11:02 by peregrinus
Seventh of 21 summits on the 31 mile Cumbrian Traverse http://www.gofar.org.uk/Cumbrian%20Traverse.html which we completed in 8:45
7th Apr 2013 14:02 by Ivanhoe
Quite a straightforward trek up by the frozen Goat's Water route. Snow on top but not too deep!!
Enjoying the view!! ©Ivanhoe
15th Feb 2013 12:30 by alistairpooler
17th Nov 2012 12:04 by CJO
misty, but with a few clear views. From Wetherlam continuing to White Maiden. Several parties on the summit, didnot realise Fitztdan was amoungst the crowd
S5473 mates dog, Cam, posing for the summit photo, cost me a bit of sausage roll
17th Nov 2012 12:01 by fitzydan
Suberb views, it doesn't get much better than this
17th Nov 2012 12:00 by THE SNAPPERS
well worth the climb,bitter winds and rain.superb views.one of the better ones.a few trig baggers here at the same time it seemed.
10th Nov 2012 12:00 by BLACKCATWHITEFEET
14th Oct 2012 15:47 by rob godrer coed
19th Sep 2012 14:00 by SebastienCale
A quick stop between a hail storm and cloud enveloping the old man. Came up via Dow Crags as part of a long round Nutalling on the last day of leading a geology fieldtrip.
12th Sep 2012 15:50 by Managra
Built of local stone with stunning views in all directions. A man was reading a Wainwright at the top. Concrete plug
30th Aug 2012 13:15 by shropshire lasses
another wainwright summit ticked off
12th Aug 2012 10:38 by [Monki]
Lovely walk to the trig
12th Aug 2012 00:00 by explorer_olway
Visited after attending the NW Mega in Cartmel & a return visit to the Old Man of Coniston where a wedding reception was underway!
8th Aug 2012 13:11 by Pyoung1s
8th Aug 2012 13:00 by Hardnut
Found this while part of an event up old man. Nice climb and good trig and hide up top.
16th Jul 2012 14:45 by iannotts
covered in cloud raining blowing strong wind
24th May 2012 21:22 by painterman61
Day in lakes doing the coniston round plus nuttalls walna scar and white maiden.Very warm day very humid trig is located on edge of a steep cliff but is not on highest point same initials stamped on spider as on high st amazing views from here better than working isn't it!
5th May 2012 14:00 by chocolate_chops
31st Mar 2012 17:44 by postie grum
Very cold day in a warm week
31st Mar 2012 14:24 by dmacbrew
31st Mar 2012 13:42 by gazooks
Coldest day of this week but worth it for the views.
10th Mar 2012 15:00 by Steve&Gill
cold windy and misty day would have scared more if the clouds had lifted
13th Jan 2012 15:25 by Hartryggers
Coniston village > Wetherlam > Black Sails > Prison Band > Swirl How > Grey Friar > Great How > Brim Fell > THE OLD MAN OF CONISTON summit cairn and shelter trig close by > Coniston village
8th Jan 2012 13:00 by Vancakes
3rd Dec 2011 14:40 by madlex1
great walk up here today
planking blowing a hooley up here today ©madlex1
23rd Aug 2011 14:00 by Phil Clayton
Above date is the most recent of four vists, the first being on 17/09/1977. I first footed the Old Man on Jan 1st, 1985 !
12th Aug 2011 11:00 by The Patrician
Walked up from Coniston through the quarries and carried on along the ridge to Wetherlam. Pub very welcome.
22nd Apr 2011 14:49 by Bridgeman
Walked from Tibberthwaite via Wetherlam, Swirl How, Great Carrs,to the Old Man and returned via Dow Crag, Walna Scar Road and Coniston.
Coniston Old Man Trig Point ©Bridgeman
29th Mar 2011 00:00 by knobbly stiles
15th Mar 2011 13:42 by staggie34
Ascended from Walna Scar Road via Dow Crag and Goat Hause. Total clag and drizzle but no wind. Nobody else on the mountain!! Nearly 4 years since I was last here.
21st Dec 2010 15:00 by AndyKeen
8th Oct 2010 13:26 by slateloose
10th Sep 2010 12:23 by Paulus66
Walked up from Torver via Goats Water. A long steady walk. Summit in almost continuous cloud so no real views until descending a few hundred feet. Stone trig in good condition.
6th Sep 2010 11:29 by Lorri-ann & Kev
Found whilst on holiday in Windermere... A fabulous climb and view.
Kev ontop of the trig ! ©Lorri-ann & Kev
30th Aug 2010 13:10 by dave-harris
21st Aug 2010 11:00 by gowrie
From copper mines. Cloudy on the very top so no views from there but excellent view otherwise. Route became very busy as we descended.
3rd Jul 2010 11:20 by Clanfield Rambler
Great views, beautiful sunny day walk up past goats water and down coppermines.Concrete plug. This is my third visit but first log
26th Jun 2010 21:45 by sky high boys
Had a great day climbing on Dow Crag then wandered over to the Old Man to enjoy the stunning evening (day)light.
5th May 2010 00:00 by Curlew
30th Apr 2010 17:47 by GeoRams
Great walk up with plenty of caches on the way. Fabulous views from the trig, but only once the cloud had parted....
10th Apr 2010 00:00 by pete37038
Awesome views, farrrr too busy up here today though in the sunshine...
9th Apr 2010 13:00 by mtb mick
20th Feb 2010 11:00 by Edgemaster
Great panoramic views of the Lake District! With the Imperial College Fellwanderers
9th Aug 2009 17:20 by Theo D Lite
An extension to a nearby round, so got there late. No crowds!!
7th Aug 2009 15:34 by gary&den
Parked at Walna Scar Rd narrow lane !Walked up to summit of Old Man of Coniston Lovely views.Had a lovely meal in the Newfield Inn after the walk.
19th Jul 2009 00:00 by happycyclist
25th Jun 2009 10:06 by painterman61
Quiet up top for once nice day but terrific high wind swirling up from south facing gulleys.
28th May 2009 09:20 by Particle
28th Apr 2009 15:44 by Hartryggers
Parked on the Walna Scar Road, birthday treat for the wife on probably the wettest day of the month, she's not too keen on fell walking anymore. Previous visit 06/07/2006 via the Coppermines & 18/1/2001 via Dow Crag.
30th Dec 2008 12:45 by M0NJW
27th Dec 2008 10:45 by Trig391
Trig in good condition on crystal clear winters day.
Coniston Old Man. ©Trig391
6th Dec 2008 11:32 by barnsley skip
NICE WALK UP FROM CONISTON ON A COLD CLEAR DAY
5th Oct 2008 12:00 by peregrinus
vgc, stonebuilt, mortar plug, spider inscribed with SEC JLC VC. FB nums have been crayoned yellow. Trig near summit cairn which is on a stone platform. Fine summit with steep crags to NE and a great view. Yesterday 56mm of rain, today blue skies and Springlike. This was the LDWA Hillwalkers Register weekend and my last-but-7th English trig - a good excuse for a bottle of Glen Moray :-) My remaining 7 have Issues... 4 of us connoisseurs carried on around the ridge to White Maiden and White Pike then descended via Birkett and Synge country to Torver.
4th Oct 2008 15:39 by melch
21st Aug 2008 13:07 by barney1903
25th Jul 2008 12:40 by The Moor We Hunt...
Has to be a 10/10 judging from the number of people who climb up here each day!
15th Jul 2008 13:00 by Morecambe Monkey
21st May 2008 00:00 by sylverdragon
10th Apr 2008 11:20 by PhilRichards
Parked at Walna Scar car park. Little visiblity at top at the time of visit with mist and snow. Later in the day the sun came out. 9/10 given because I've seen the views on previous visits.
9th Dec 2007 13:23 by earl grey
Superb winter walking conditions at the time of visiting this trig and then continuing to Brim Fell Dow Crag,Brown Pike and Buck pike,the views were excellent in all directions,only the top couple of hundred feet of the Scafells were in cloud.
3rd Nov 2007 12:00 by gemini man
Visited whilst on a round of the Coniston Fells
10th Oct 2007 13:10 by Paul G0TLG
We’d visited the nearby cache and were about to set out along the ridge, so just had to log this one on the way through. Fantastic views and an interesting TP.
3rd Sep 2007 11:50 by chris127v8
The highest trig point wisited so far since I have started logging only 2 higher previously. Good clear visibility on the day I visited.
27th Aug 2007 08:30 by stonefielders
done whilst out geocaching
5th Jul 2007 14:00 by manonabike
very wet but good walk from Little Langdale via Wetherlam and Swirl How, intermittant views through the clouds were stunning.
25th Jun 2007 12:50 by asbown
walked up via walna scar, white maiden and dow crag, was hoping to do 10 2000ft tops but bailed out here due to wind and rain, no views and just pleased to get down in 1 piece.
9th Jun 2007 15:03 by Andy West
8th May 2007 14:10 by Guanajuato
Had a great walk up. A little windy at the top, but brilliant all the same
Coniston Old Man Trigpoint ©Guanajuato
29th Apr 2007 11:51 by sykesfamily
Beautiful sunny day, fantastic 360 degree views. Climbed up from Coniston with Margaret, Charlie(10) and Harvey(5) then continued along the ridge to Swirl How, Prison Band and back to Coniston via Levers Water.
1st Apr 2007 18:33 by Walker Dan
Nice walk up on a blustery but fine day.
17th Mar 2007 11:19 by Andrew hunt
if we had heeded the weather report we would have batoned down the hatches and stayed indoor, but instead we had a great day in the mountains, it blow a gale on the tops, and yes we did get wet in the end, but it was a great day with my wife and friends.
Friends resting on the way up. ©Andrew hunt
12th Mar 2007 14:08 by seanmac
Very windy and misty on top! Otherwise great views with a good testing walk.
10th Feb 2007 15:19 by staggie34
Ascended from Levers Water via Levers Hause in whiteout. Crampons, ice axes, gps and compasses needed!
3rd Feb 2007 16:35 by NogintheNog
3rd Oct 2006 19:09 by stonestreaker
misty day, all chavs present and correct
16th Sep 2006 15:31 by staggie34
Ascended via Levers Water and Swirl How on a warm but very hazy day. Great summit with trig peering over the cliff. Trig in good condition as is the cairn but my god those flying ants were a pain.
4th Sep 2006 15:03 by theblack
Good views of Coniston water and windermere. Trig in good condition
16th Aug 2006 13:47 by Grimspound & Jem
Well worth a visit just for the views - fantastic
23rd Jul 2006 14:52 by John Riley
Visited today on the Coniston Country Fair Fell Race (6 miles/2400 ft). As I am not an elite runner I can afford to take a few seconds to photograph the trig. The summit cairn is the race checkpoint so there was no-one cluttering up the trig which lies a few yards away. My first time here was the Coniston Fell Race (9 miles/3500 ft) on 2nd May 1987 in blizzard conditions. Its a grand spot on such a lovely summers day. Revisited during Coniston Fell Race on 3rd May 2008 in sunny, clear conditions and quietly celebrated the 21 intervening years.
29th Jun 2006 13:35 by Paul and Max
Logged on a walk from Coppermines Valley along with the Geocache, highest Trig we've done so far and by far the best view!
Coppermines Valley The view from the Trigpoint down into Coppermines Valley, with our holiday cottage right in the centre of the photo.©Paul and Max
29th Jun 2006 13:35 by Team Mansfield
Found this one on a walk with my parents (Paul and Max) whilst on holiday in the Lake District.
29th Jun 2006 12:00 by Father Ted
A quick revisit on my way to Dow Crag for the first time.
4th Jun 2006 11:30 by CHRISBOMBINGTON
Excellent walk up via walna road-Brown Pike- Dow Crag. then across ridge to Great Carrs
Coniston Old Man Coniston Old Man
11th Sep 2005 09:00 by smiley dog
a good camp by goats water then on to c.o.m.,brim fell ,swirl how and wetherlam fantastic weather
7th Aug 2005 12:00 by BRIAN.T.PEARCE
2nd Aug 2005 09:30 by bundys
31st Jul 2005 00:00 by catman
31st Jul 2005 00:00 by rosieb
24th Jul 2005 13:00 by Lone Walker
Great location, great climb, bit misty but still ok visibility
13th Jul 2005 13:23 by stewright
Fabulous views all around. Cooled off feet on the way back down in Low Water. (Was a hot day!)
Last stuggle to the top Shows the last section of the climb.©stewright
10th Jul 2005 14:31 by Dave_S
A stone built trig pillar. Great views from here.
9th Jun 2005 11:30 by bonatti
Good day out, very early start, scrambling on Dow, took in Brim Fell and the Old Man on the way back to Torver
31st May 2005 11:30 by izzardno2
bagged this while out with M1YAM getting his sota points so I decided to grab the opportunity -piller in good condition - good clear views to -Ingleborough & Isle of Man
15th May 2005 11:45 by m0sgb
great views no a cloud in site nice little walk 3 hours
30th Apr 2005 13:00 by earl grey
I have climbed Coniston old man over a hundred times,as I used to climb it and Dow Crag every Fri'afternoon after work,now self employed so not as much time,but still visit often.
30th Apr 2005 12:10 by margeryhill
Thick cloud on top but made it in time to see the first runner through on the Coniston Fell Race - the eventual winner Rob Jebb of Bingley Harriers
2nd Apr 2005 14:00 by littlejim
Brilliant day picking up 6 geocaches on one long walk! Extended it to just say hello to the Old Man. Just realised from the previous log why we couldn't find the trigpoint on Wetherlam! Old man summit very busy, so we didn't hang around.
29th Jan 2005 13:00 by Father Ted
What a day! A superb weather for January. Got sunburnt doing this one! Could see for miles at the summit. There is something that looks like a benchmark on a rock at the base of the cairn. Continued around the ridge ending up at Wetherlam at 4.00 looking for the trig marked on the OS Explorer map. Do not be fooled, it is a phantom trig, one of a few in the Lakes on these maps. There is and never has been trig on Wetherlam apparently. That is twice in one month I have fallen for the phantom trigs of the Lakes. Better homework next time Father Ted.
20th Nov 2004 15:00 by Trigbagger
My favourite hill. Very foggy this day, visibility down to a few metres, got to the summit on a bearing. Lots of snow and ice, only one other person at the summit who was just leaving as we got there, perfect!! Went up from the little tarn on the Walna Scar road and came down through the Coppermines Valley. Visibility started to improve as we came down, the view over frozen Low Water was superb.
24th Oct 2004 18:00 by soloist
Dark and misty. Yeay. no Crowds this time
19th Aug 2004 12:30 by m1eyp
27th Jun 2004 13:35 by cavinguk
23rd May 2004 12:01 by The Hungry Caterpillars
Good climb lovely stone built pillar -fantastic views but deterioration and gross overuse of the paths further very noticeable since my last two visits in '66 and '74.
21st May 2004 15:35 by littlejim
My Birthday! We had just watched a helicopter rescue on Dow Crag
15th May 2004 11:00 by Keefley
15th Apr 2004 11:27 by swampysean
Oh my GOD could I have got any wetter!
6th Apr 2004 09:20 by eddyr
3rd Apr 2004 10:25 by splash
4th Mar 2004 23:40 by HamsterCaster
Nice views towards the west (apart from Sellafield).
1st Mar 2004 22:08 by stonestreaker
many an old log '85-'97
19th Feb 2004 19:55 by kingofgeography
15th Feb 2004 12:00 by soloist
Crowded, Queing for the summit in february? Whatever next? Went up with Lancaster University Hiking Club on a strangely hot winters day.
2nd Nov 2003 13:35 by fasgadh
slender stone built pillar, top filled in with concrete. Not quite at top. Windy day. Standard round from Wetherlam. Of course we shed no more light on the mystery as to which hill is the highest, Swirl How or T'Owd Man.
21st Oct 2003 15:00 by Isosceles
10th Jul 2003 10:18 by forestfeckler
used to have a slate plaque commemorating Arthur Ransome of "Swallows n Amazons" fame. Missing last time visited
23rd Apr 2003 21:32 by Fellwanderer
19th Mar 2003 00:00 by Border Peat
shorts & tee shirt great
24th Nov 2002 02:00 by weekender
No scenery at 2am, but certainly plenty of interest. This was on a Stag party, after many beers. It's amazing that 15 of us made it up and back without incident.
28th Sep 2002 12:09 by Colin
19th May 2002 12:38 by jimmy
a great windy climb
16th Apr 2002 08:59 by PeteBoggs
Part of round of Coniston fells
16th Feb 2002 14:30 by Brookvale0
World Cup 2002 - Republic Of Ireland v Spain drew 1 - 1. Listened to match on the radio on the descent. Ended up with group following us down whilst all listening to the match.
26th Sep 2001 13:00 by Trigpoint100
With the Old Man to the top of the Old Man - from village via Coppermines, Goat's Water, Torver, lake side. Cloudy but it rose just as we got there so some views. Encouraged in my hill walking endeavours both by a group of blind people, and a group of elderly folk, both summiting during our sarnies at the top.
19th Sep 2000 16:45 by Ivanhoe
Constructed of local stone blocks. Good viewpoint after the climb up.
10th Jul 2000 15:45 by The Flying Boots
Could hardly stand up as the wind was so strong today.
5th Jun 2000 07:24 by senrabyar
3rd Jan 2000 12:00 by RichardL
Walking with friends a couple of days after the millennium weekend.
1st Sep 1999 00:00 by Bramley
22nd May 1999 12:00 by peregrinus
No details noted - fine summit pyramid, great view
5th Apr 1998 15:18 by Postie
29th Mar 1998 00:00 by IWC
19th Jul 1997 14:00 by Trigglets
8th Jun 1997 14:00 by timdoggart
2nd Jun 1997 12:23 by Crazy
On a circuit of the Coniston Fells ascending from Coniston via the Walna Scar Road and Dow Crag, descended to the foot of Hardknott and then up and over to stay at Eskdale YH. Very hot, sunny day.
15th Jun 1996 16:42 by Rhayader_wanderer
Still very busy in spite of being on the same day as Eng-Scotland in the Euros late visit on the full coniston round
29th Mar 1995 00:00 by mickandshane
Excellent walk up through the snow to this local stone trig with terrific views.Tarmac plug.
1st May 1994 20:34 by CJO
Approx date, wainwright bagging
5th Jul 1993 10:15 by ocean soul
Climbed from Bowmanstead.Excellent views.
9th Sep 1990 13:10 by Clochandighter
Approached from west via Seathwaite Tarn. Visited to record FB number. The pillar was completed in June 1949 costing £31.2s.0d. In 1950 this marker was computed as secondary station SD47/11 in the Barrow-in-Furness block. Flush bracket S5473 was levelled for height also in 1950. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in August 1977. Pillar is built with local stone. The spider centre is plugged with the usual coarse substance suggesting that the original OSTS lettered cap is long gone. The pillar photograph was taken by my mother while I stood at the pillar. Bagged and photographed 9/09/1990, GRP.
S5473 - Coniston Old Man montage(GRP)
12th Jun 1990 00:00 by PhilPamAndRob
Retrospective Logging of this trig from when I reached this summit whilst doing the Wainwrights
20th May 1990 13:00 by Stratford Strollers
Our very first peak in the Lake District. We were here for a fortnight and it didn't rain once.
22nd Sep 1985 00:00 by tg1
1st Apr 1984 14:00 by tg1
Started keeping Trig Point records when walking with Marion after we got married much to her amusement and frustration.
20th Jun 1983 14:25 by Marshsand
Visited as a straight up and straight back down summit. Re-visited on 19.09.98 when Walna Scar, Brim Fell and Dow Crag were visited and again on 8.10.98 when Wetherlam, Black Sails, Swirl How, Great carrs, Grey Friar and Brim Fell were also visited.
14th Apr 1979 07:13 by Triggers
After camping out at Goat fell, had breakfast by the cairn
13th May 1978 11:45 by Bergfuehrer
Lancashire County Top. Climbed with a group from Warwick University. My fifth ascent.
30th Mar 1975 13:20 by arranc
via Boo Tarn and the quarry. 4" snow and a lot of people about. Cairn right on the edge. Views of Coniston Water, yachts and caravans. Back via Dow Grag - an even finer spot.
30th Oct 1974 13:00 by desperate dan
First of two visits. A lovely mountain, full of much interest, especially on coppermines side.
24th Jun 1972 00:00 by Historian
First of two visits, the second being on 2 June 1995.
31st Dec 1969 00:00 by claymoreking