The Old Man of Coniston Wild CampingAnd Coniston Water, The Lake District
Wow what an amazing spot! Follow the signs to Coniston Copper Mines which will bring you to a steep uphill that turns quite bumpy. You will have a river and a bunch of waterfalls to your left. Keep going past the youth hostel. Eventually the track is blocked by a gate but you have plenty of level ground to choose from. There is a small quarry that is in operation and a hydroelectric power station.
The views looking down the valley to lake Coniston are amazing.
Stopped half to check out a waterfall
This is our spot for the night
Snow capped mountain tops all around.
Nice back drop, You can see the quarry to the left.
Taking a trip on the gondola, could be fun!
A moment of calm on Lake Coniston
Setting of lunch with the Old Man in the distance.
If you do plan to take you van up The Old Man of Coniston I would choose a day when the quarry is not open.
Date: May 2016