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Dow Crag & Coniston Old Man

I set out early, very early, from home and I was walking before 07:30 on this cold December morning, only 6 days from the winter solstice. My intention was a clear summit at the Old Man for some photos without the usual compliment of grockles. This did mean that for the first hour or so I was walking in complete darkness. I used my head torch to avoid the pot holes along the road. I passed two or three wild campers – whom I admire for their determination.

Walk Details

Date: 2007-12-15

Start: Walna Scar Road    Finish: Walna Scar Road

Distance: 8.5 mls, 13.68 km

Height Gain: 2900 ft, 883.9 m

Start Time: 07:22    End Time: 11:16

Duration: 03:54

Ave Speed: 2.2 mph

Region: Lake District

Route Description: Walna Scar Road, Brown Pike, Dow Crag, C-O-M, Brim Fell, Levers Hawse, Levers Water, Boulder Valley, Walna Scar Road

Parking Grid Ref: SD 28892 97042

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Walking with: Alone

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Trig Points on this Walk

TP2382 - Coniston Old Man (Good condition)

Photos from this Walk

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Date: 2007-12-08
Distance: 11.5 mls, 18.51 km
Height Gain: 2400 ft, 731.5 m

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Date: 2007-12-20
Distance: 11.5 mls, 18.51 km
Height Gain: 3700 ft, 1127.8 m