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17. Climbing Coniston Old Man

February 2012

English Lake District, Cumbria (ex Cumberland/Westmorland)

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A walk to the summit of the  'Old Man of Coniston'

The outline of Coniston Old Man from above the village of Coniston

 

Views of Coniston Fells

 

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The walls of an ancient homestead below in the foreground.

 

Left: The site of the ancient homestead - marked as such on the OS map.

Right: A glacier scarred stone ?

 

The remains of the slate quarries on the Coniston Fells

 

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Still some old railway track where the slate was cut and processed.

 

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Naturally, the buildings were made of slate too.

 

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The lake ? below the summit of Coniston Old Man

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the bottom right - a rare appearance of the 'photographer'!

 

 

 

 

 

Slate quarrying/miming - quite an extensive industrial archaeology site.

 

 

 

 

The road that once led upto the slate quarries

 

The small Coniston Hydro-Electric Scheme

 

'The Miners Bridge'

 

 

Back at the car park near the Sun Inn and a dog getting well earned clean up after a walk.

 

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