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mirams
06-07-2006, 14:24
From Coniston go up the steep hill (not Coppermines Valley, the one South of the bridge) past the Sun Inn. Go all the way up the road (narrow and steep, but tarmac all the way) until you reach a gate, close it behind you and park at the top end of the old quarry where it is quite level. This is a well used car park during the day for walkers going up The Old Man of Coniston. Here's a multimap link (http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?client=public&X=329000&Y=497000&width=700&height=400&gride=&gridn=&srec=0&coordsys=gb&db=&addr1=&addr2=&addr3=&pc=&advanced=&local=&localinfosel=&kw=&inmap=&table=&ovtype=&keepicon=&zm=0&out.x=4&out.y=11&scale=10000) - in the centre of the map.

And here's a photo (http://newton.lsi.ox.ac.uk/~mirams/images/photos/dowcrag/1.jpg).

Gary

stevek
10-07-2006, 20:26
Mirams, What type of van have you got?I regularly use this car park for day walking and wouldnt fancy taking a van up there?

mirams
25-07-2006, 17:34
It's a VW T25 - the road up there is quite narrow and steep though - not for coachbuilts! There was another reasonably sized van up there though...

Gary

monkeynut
04-10-2006, 17:55
The road is the Walna scar road(walna scar carpark) and been popular with us runners for years

Davy
07-03-2007, 16:36
It's a VW T25 - the road up there is quite narrow and steep though - not for coachbuilts! There was another reasonably sized van up there though...

Gary
I have seen a Kontiki up there before:rolleyes:

billy1000
07-03-2007, 16:43
Wouldn't fancy taking mine up there by the sounds of it. About 40feet long in total with the trailer.:cool:

Davy
07-03-2007, 17:26
I'm 1/2 temped to take the Talbot up there though only 18ft:rolleyes:

hillwalker
07-03-2007, 17:51
I'm 1/2 temped to take the Talbot up there though only 18ft:rolleyes:
how steep is it davy, and when ur there can u climb a hill.:D

Davy
07-03-2007, 18:22
Already done the Old man of Conistion and Brim Fell;)

hillwalker
07-03-2007, 18:31
Already done the Old man of Conistion and Brim Fell;)
is a good climb with good views?:D

Davy
07-03-2007, 21:43
Yes fantastic I walked up there last July weather was great not a cloud anywere you could see Heysham power station to the south, Isle of Man to the west, Langdale pikes(I think) to the north and as far as the Howgills and yorkshire to the east:cool:

hillwalker
07-03-2007, 21:48
Yes fantastic I walked up there last July weather was great not a cloud anywere you could see Heysham power station to the south, Isle of Man to the west, Langdale pikes(I think) to the north and as far as the Howgills and yorkshire to the east:cool:
how far of a walk inn is it.

Davy
07-03-2007, 22:11
If you park in the car park at the top your right underneath the old man by the time you walk round it's around 10 miles good in the summer as you can see para gliding off the top. If you park in the town center it's around a 1.5 walk up the road to it

Davy
07-03-2007, 22:12
If you park in the car park at the top your right underneath the old man by the time you walk round it's around 10 miles good in the summer as you can see para gliding off the top. If you park in the town center it's around a 1.5 walk up the road to it. BTW watch BBC4 on Monday night around 8.30pm theres a program on about walking in the lakes called wainwrights walks

hillwalker
07-03-2007, 22:58
If you park in the car park at the top your right underneath the old man by the time you walk round it's around 10 miles good in the summer as you can see para gliding off the top. If you park in the town center it's around a 1.5 walk up the road to it. BTW watch BBC4 on Monday night around 8.30pm theres a program on about walking in the lakes called wainwrights walks
i fancy that, is there any scrambling

Davy
08-03-2007, 07:10
I'll need to see but could well be off one of the other sides plenty of rock faces around it if you want scrambling try the Langdale pikes

mirams
08-03-2007, 08:05
There's loads of good top-end scrambling and easy climbing on Dow Crag. And a very good gill scramble (G3) that I've forgotten the name of going up to the tarn under the Old Man.

hillwalker
08-03-2007, 09:20
I'll need to see but could well be off one of the other sides plenty of rock faces around it if you want scrambling try the Langdale pikes
HOW FAR FROM KESWICK IT?

Davy
08-03-2007, 18:31
24 milesmap (http://www.multimap.com/map/aproute.cgi?client=public&startx=327372&starty=523262&endx=330114&endy=497633&startrd=&starttown=&startpc=&startcountry=GB&endrd=&endtown=Coniston&endpc=&endcountry=GB&rn=GB&qs=q&starttime=19:29&input_rt=aproute_pan&lang=)

hillwalker
08-03-2007, 18:37
24 milesmap (http://www.multimap.com/map/aproute.cgi?client=public&startx=327372&starty=523262&endx=330114&endy=497633&startrd=&starttown=&startpc=&startcountry=GB&endrd=&endtown=Coniston&endpc=&endcountry=GB&rn=GB&qs=q&starttime=19:29&input_rt=aproute_pan&lang=)
DAVE ,I LIKE THE AVATAR

hillwalker
08-03-2007, 18:53
DAVE ,I LIKE THE AVATAR
DAVE THANKS VERY MUCH FOR THE INFO. we went down to the lake district one year to do a bit of climbin.it was nice and dry when we got there ,but through thenite it was lashing down and it rained for three days. we were stuck in a tent all that time wee were there ,and then we decided to abandon the whole thing ,and headed back home. it was a shame because i was looking fowards to do some english hills.but i will sometime.i love the lakes

Davy
08-03-2007, 19:01
Not letting me post it as a gif file though as the eyes move:eek:

virgil
08-03-2007, 19:07
Not letting me post it as a gif file though as the eyes move:eek:


Probably due to the file size!

hillwalker
08-03-2007, 19:09
Probably due to the file size!
is it big file . is it os maps

monkeynut
08-03-2007, 20:43
I know the coniston fells well even done some long nite runs up there
Got a fave spot to camp in Coniston we use it when on our nite outings but im keeping that one to my self ;)

hillwalker
08-03-2007, 20:46
I know the coniston fells well even done some long nite runs up there
Got a fave spot to camp in Coniston we use it when on our nite outings but im keeping that one to my self ;)
that's no fare mate

monkeynut
08-03-2007, 21:05
sorry mate ...this is one that HAS to be kept quite

hillwalker
08-03-2007, 21:15
sorry mate ...this is one that HAS to be kept quite
i no what u meen. just whisper:D :D

mangothemadmonk
25-09-2007, 18:20
sorry mate ...this is one that HAS to be kept quite

I bet I know where you park Monkeynut ;) ;)

Johnny F

monkeynut
25-09-2007, 19:32
"sshhhhhh" ;)


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