Coniston Old Man via Dow Crag

Difficulty
6/10

Exposure
3/10

Distance
12km / 10miles

Ascent
1000 Metres

Approximate Duration
7 Hrs

Meet
Coniston Car Park (tourist information centre)

Time
Arranged at booking (normally between 0830hrs & 0930hrs)

About the walk

From Coniston village we follow the Walna Scar road then on past Boo tarn for a further kilometre where we take the path through the cove up to Goats Water, here we go up the steep side under the steep rock faces of Dow Crag taking the South Gully and on to the summit of Dow Crag.

From here head down through Goats Hawse and follow the route to Coniston Old Man, with great views of Coniston Water
then we will head over to Brim Fell over looking Levers Water continuing further to Swirl How overlooking Tiberthwaite and Little Langdale valley.

We then take the Prison Band down from Swirl How and follow the trail to Levers Water and path back to Coniston Village

Summits included on this route.

Dow Crag
778 Metres 2552 Feet

Coniston Old Man
803 Metres 2635 Feet

Brim Fell
796 Metres 2612 Feet

Swirl How
802 Metres 2631 Feet