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Old Man of Coniston

Old Man of Coniston


Postby ann clampett » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:05 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Coniston Old Man

Hewitts included on this walk: The Old Man of Coniston

Date walked: 05/06/2008

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Started in Coniston not being able to see the top of the Old Man. Made it to the top in good time then made our decent via Low Water, Levers Water & Swirl How. Good weather, was also my 40th birthday! :D
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Re: Old Man of Coniston

Postby susanmyatt » Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:16 pm

Congrats Ann, plenty of time to tick off the Wainwrights, I started at 51 :lol: :lol: done the old man twice, so to speak, great views
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Re: Old Man of Coniston

Postby mountain coward » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:32 am

Was it heaving with grannies, lasses in court shoes/stilettos, and boy scouts like Wainwright suggests? :D

Hope you had a good birthday - certainly a great way to spend it!
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Re: Old Man of Coniston

Postby ann clampett » Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:34 pm

mountain coward wrote:Was it heaving with grannies, lasses in court shoes/stilettos, and boy scouts like Wainwright suggests? :D

Hope you had a good birthday - certainly a great way to spend it!


No but a guy that looked in his 70's ran past up on his way up and down before we had reached the summit, think he might do this every day! Oh and a few dogs overtook us as well.
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Re: Old Man of Coniston

Postby mountain coward » Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:01 pm

Could have been the famous Joss Naylor! Did he look thin-as-a-pin? :)
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Re: Old Man of Coniston

Postby Iangoldsmith » Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:26 pm

Next time go up from Seathwaite via Walna Scar to Dow Crag then round to the `Old Man' and then down to Seathwaite Tarn and back to your car - Hopefully parked at my favourite Pub in the world `The Newfield' for a pint of Old Pec!! :D

Highly recommended!!
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Re: Old Man of Coniston

Postby ann clampett » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:52 pm

mountain coward wrote:Could have been the famous Joss Naylor! Did he look thin-as-a-pin? :)


There was nothing of him so probably was.

Thinking of doing either The Great Glen Way or West Highland Way next year, undecided at the moment, did Hadrian's Wall this year, took 9 days and only had one day of rain - again on my birthday! :lol:
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