Walking the Lake District Fells - Coniston
The Old Man of Coniston, Swirl How, Wetherlam, Duddon valley and Eskdale
Part of the Walking the Lake District Fells series, this guidebook covers a wide range of routes to 24 Lakeland summits that can be climbed from Coniston, Torver, the Duddon valley and the Birker Fell road, with highlights including Coniston Old Man, Swirl How, Wetherlam and Black Combe. Suggestions for longer ridge routes are also included.
SeasonsYear-round walking. Winter walks, even on the lower fells, are not for the inexperienced or under-equipped.
CentresConiston, Broughton, Little Langdale, Torver, Ulpha, Seathwaite-in-Dunnerdale, Eskdale Green, Boot, Ravenglass, Silecroft, Bootle
DifficultyStraightforward ascents on sometimes clear, sometimes faint paths, and occasionally pathless terrain, to be used as a basis for readers' own walks. Navigational skills are needed but no specialist equipment. Any scrambling is easy and non-scrambling alternatives are always provided.
Must SeeA fresh perspective on classic summits in the Lakes including Coniston Old Man, Swirl How, Wetherlam and Dow Crag, and an inspiring introduction to lesser-known Lakeland fells such as Black Combe, Yoadcastle, Harter Fell, Caw and Black Fell
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In 1980 Mark Richards began his three-part guide to the Peak District for Cicerone Press, and in 1987, with Chris Wright, wrote a guide to walking around the former county of Westmorland. He now lives in Cumbria and, after 14 years' dedicated research, has completed his series of Lakeland Fellranger guides covering the entire region. He has also written a guide to Hadrian's Wall.View author profile
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