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LAKE DISTRICT DAY HIKE

by Adventure Solos

OVERVIEW

Day Hikes by Adventure Solos are a great way to get to know us if you're interested in our solo-friendly adventures. We set a fairly slow and steady pace for these walks, making them social and inclusive events. All walks are lead by an Adventure Solos host that is also a qualified Mountain Leader and first aider (usually Chris from Adventure Solos).  

Day Hikes by Adventure Solos
Coniston Day Hike www.AdventureSolos.com
WHAT'S INCLUDED?
  • A fun, sociable, solo-friendly group to adventure with!

  • Adventure Solos' detailed Pre-Adventure Guide.

  • An Adventure Solos host who will be there throughout the event.

  • Your host will be a professional Mountain Leader and first aid qualified.

DESCRIPTION

The Old Man of Coniston, is a hill (or 'fell') in the Lake District, Cumbria, England. It stands 802m high and there's a classic circular route that takes us over the top of the Old Man, and passes a tarn (a small lake up in the hills) on the way - a great spot to enjoy lunch. 'Old Man' is believed to come from “Alt Maen” meaning “High Stone” in Norse, and Coniston was “Konig's Tun” or King’s Farm (so High Stone of King's Farm). The route is 7 miles (11km) and will take an estimated 5.5 hours. We will walk at a relatively slow and steady pace for this hike, after which there's the option to join us in a local pub for a chat and refreshing drink. A moderate level of fitness will allow you to complete the walk.

 

The event starts and ends at a car park on the outskirts of Coniston, LA21 8HU.

Tickets are available here for £29.99 per person.

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DETAILS

  • Date: Saturday 17th August 2024.

  • Meeting point: Old Station Car Park, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8HU.

  • Start time: 10.30am.

  • Distance: 7 miles (11km).

  • Highest point: 802m.

  • Duration: Approximately 6.5 hours walk + c1 hour visit to the pub for a drink after. 

  • Pace: Slow and steady (please bear this in mind if you're a fast hiker).

  • Suitability: Most-levels (a medium level of fitness is recommended).

 

Click here to join the Old Man of Coniston walk.

Day Hikes by Adventure Solos
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  • Dearne Valley
    The Dearne Valley, near Sheffield, is an area of South Yorkshire along the River Dearne. It is close to the Peak District and is very accessible, with a dozen cities within a 2-hour drive of the venue. The large grounds are dotted with activities for us to make the most of during the course of the event.
  • What's Included?
    A fun, sociable, solo-friendly group to adventure with! An Adventure Solos host who will be there throughout the event. Adventure Solos' detailed Pre-Adventure Guide. All specialist equipment for activities. 1.5 days' worth of activities with professional instructors. 2 nights' accommodation. 6 meals (2x breakfasts, 2x lunches, 2x evening meals). Any transport at the event.
  • Outline Itinerary
    Friday Arrive in the evening and join us for food, a few welcome drinks and a chat as we get to know each other. If the weather is good, we may sit in the Yurt around a fire - a brilliant way to start the weekend. Saturday After breakfast, we get into the first of several sessions of activities during the day. There are good opportunities to connect with your fellow guests during the activities and whilst reflecting over achievements at lunch and in the evening. ​ Sunday We have more activities in the morning, then enjoy lunch together one last time before hitting the road. The event finishes after lunch on Sunday. ​You'll leave having met a great bunch of people, having challenged yourself, had a lot of fun and laughed until your belly hurt! ​ Please note that, whilst we intend to provide the activities listed above, occasionally they may be subject to change at short notice due to factors such as weather conditions and the abilities of any particular group.
  • Accommodation
    All rooms are ensuite, with up to 6 people per room. Rooms and beds are available on a first-come, first served basis. Alternatively, you can book a sole occupancy room here). There is also a 'living room' area with seating. Bedding and a pillow are provided. Please bring a towel with you.
  • Transport/Getting there
    The weekend is based at Inspired Learning, Dearne Valley, Denaby Main, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN12 4EA. Train - If you are travelling by train, Conisbrough Station is adjacent to the venue (a one minute walk from the station to the venue). ​ Driving – If you are driving, the postcode is DN12 4EA. Leeds, Sheffield and York are all under 1 hour's drive from the venue. Loughborough, Nottingham, Manchester are all under 90 minutes' drive from the venue. Birmingham, Chester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Preston, Stoke-on-Trent and Warrington are all under 2 hours' drive. ​ Arrival is anytime from 6pm to 9pm (please contact us in advance if you think you will be later). Most people will arrive around 7pm and we'll eat at around 7.30pm.
  • Food and Drink
    Welcome drinks are provided on Friday evening. Food for six meals is provided, including: Evening meal on Friday Breakfast, lunch and evening meal on Saturday Breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Please let us know when booking if you have any dietary requirements. ​
  • Solo-friendly
    Guests book onto Adventure Solos events by themselves, and arrive to enjoy a fun, friendly and social event. The activities over the weekend are a great way to try new things and make new friends. This is also facilitated by an Adventure Solos host who will be present throughout the event and helps to ensure everyone is having a good time.
  • Equipment
    Any specialist equipment for activities is provided.
  • Experience
    You do not need prior experience for the activities (most people won't have done the activities before and the instructors and guides will help everyone through).
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