Old Man of Coniston

Southern Fells

Elevation: 802 m. (2,632 ft)

Coordinates: 54°22′12″N 3°07′08″W

The Old Man of Coniston is a fell in the Furness Fells in the English Lake District and the highest point (county top) of the traditional County Palatine of Lancashire (it has been administered since 1974 by Cumbria County Council for local government purposes). It is at least 2,632.61 feet (802.42 m) high, and lies to the west of the village of Coniston and the lake, Coniston Water. The fell is sometimes known by the alternative name of Coniston Old Man, or simply The Old Man. The mountain is popular with tourists and fell-walkers with a number of well-marked paths to the summit. The mountain has also seen extensive copper and slate mining activity for eight hundred years and the remains of abandoned mines and spoil tips are a significant feature of the north-east slopes. There are also several flocks of sheep that are grazed on the mountain.