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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
  • 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.


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.



  • Date: Saturday 15th July 2023.

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

  • Start time: 10.30am.

  • Distance: 7 miles (11km).

  • Duration: Approximately 5.5 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.


Click here to join the Old Man of Coniston walk.

Day Hikes by Adventure Solos
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