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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




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




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




Naturally, the buildings were made of slate too.





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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