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Old Man Of Coniston
March 26 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Old Man of Coniston is one of the most iconic peaks in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. It stands at 803 metres above sea level, and is the highest point of the Coniston Fells.
The Old Man of Coniston has a long history of copper mining. Copper ore was first discovered in the area in the early 19th century, and the first copper mine opened in 1821. The copper mine was worked continuously until the early 20th century, when the last mine closed in 1921. During its time of operation, the mine produced over 500,000 tons of ore, making it one of the most productive copper mines in England. Although the mine is now closed, it still stands as a reminder of the days of copper mining in the Lake District.
The Old Man of Coniston is now a popular destination for hikers and climbers. It is one of the most recognisable peaks in the Lake District, and its rugged beauty attracts many visitors each year. The peak is also a popular spot for paragliding, and the views of the surrounding area are spectacular. The Old Man is a reminder of the area’s rich history of copper mining and its importance to the local economy.
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If weather conditions are set to be severe, we will inform all attendees prior to the event on what to bring and/or if any changes to routes or plans are made.
Payment for parking is required, Lake District owned, not national trust.