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Gavin Armstrong reviewed The Old Man of Coniston Extended Loop
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Brilliant hike, views are breathtaking

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Micael Jamieson reviewed The Old Man of Coniston Extended Loop
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Brilliant

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Great route would fully recommend

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Def not moderate rating. This is a dangerous rating. Difficult at least. I would say Very difficult. The climb is absolutely brutal and relentless. The way down is just as steep as the way up. There are two places where you’ll edge around a cliff face. ABSOLUTELY NOT for dogs. Had to carry/ lift mine about 20 times. Doesn’t matter type of dog. They won’t be able to get over areas. Otherwise this is one of the beat and hardest walks I’ve done. Enjoy

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Richard Atherton reviewed The Old Man of Coniston Extended Loop
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Very windy! But great views

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James Laithwaite reviewed The Old Man of Coniston Extended Loop
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Great walk with amazing views

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Great walk, should probably be classed as hard... some shear drops at dungeon ghyll that may be worth avoiding when planning route, highly recommended!

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Tough climb to the top starting out from near Coniston Lake. Long descent back down. Great views and lots to look at

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The weather wasn’t great but I imagine the views would be great on a better day. In wet weather definitely wear decent boots as it’s extremely boggy. I would use a map and compass in bad weather with no visibility and it’s easy to get lost on the top flat parts.

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Great walk, great views

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I like it - good length. Up the first 1,5 hours and then it’s just nice

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This was a great walk but the distance isn’t very accurate - we followed the route exactly but we actually walked 11 miles which is 17km. It a good walk for all abilities and we had some great views from the top and the weather was dry but cold when we walked. I wouldn’t say it was hard as there wasn’t much technical ability but the slog is long!

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Good viewpoints to stop off at. Fairly strenuous

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Carmen Ferguson reviewed The Old Man of Coniston Extended Loop
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Lovely trail (even with a really strong wind) with varied landscapes and few hikers on the first half. We completed it in roughly 4h30.

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Gotta be one of the top 3 trails to do in the Lakes. The trail is super easy to navigate, starting with a steady climb up to the old coniston railway and Low Water. From the summit of Old Man, the 360 views are breathtaking taking in Morecambe Bay and various other famous fell peaks. We then added on a slight detour to Brim Fell before scrambling up and along Dow Crag with a relatively easy descent along Walna Scar to a pub bench in the sun.

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A tough walk! Would rate this hard instead of moderate. A scramble in places with sheer drops at times. Totally worth it though with incredible views for the majority of the route. We did it with an old dog and a 6 month old baby- bit of an adrenaline rush!

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