Fri, 24 Sep | Hawkshead

Lake District - The Old Man of Coniston and Elterwater

£216 including travel
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Lake District - The Old Man of Coniston and Elterwater

Time & Location

24 Sep, 09:00 BST – 26 Sep, 21:00 BST
Hawkshead, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22, UK

About the Event

Come meet your new weird friends on another Mudafacas iconic trip!

The Lake District is a hauntingly beautiful corner of our planet and easily the most scenic place in England. The landscape is simply spellbinding: shadowy ridges gilded with golden light, shimmering meadows ablaze with wildflowers, and sparkling blue lakes that reflect the whole glorious scene. 

The Lake District has some of the finest walking trails in the world and we will walk some of our favourite trails, plus throw in a few extra adventures.


- Hike the marvellous Old Man of Coniston

- Hike the lowland walk of Elterwater with its many waterfalls

- Spend some free time in one of the LD villages

- Make new friends


Meals are not included in the price.

The hostel has a self-catering kitchen where we can prepare our own meal or heat something in the microwave.

We will have a chance to sit together for dinners and have a good chat and maybe play some games.


- Meet in Kings Cross at 8 am

- Drive 6 hours plus service station stops to LD

- Hike Elterwater

- Check into our hostel


Hike The Old Man of Coniston.

Old Man of Coniston Height: 803 m; 2634 ft 

Distance: 6.5 miles; 10.5 km  

Difficulty: Moderate/Hard 

Estimated Time: 5 to 6 hours

One of the best named fell walks in the Lake District, the Old Man of Coniston has an allure to hikers that goes beyond its unique title. Towering over the small town of Coniston, the fell draws the eye immediately.

It is a picturesque walk with tarns, sweeping valleys and remnants of old copper mines.

 "Although cruelly scarred and mutilated by quarries, the Old Man has retained a dignified bearing and still raises his proud and venerable head to the sky. His tears are shed quietly into Low Water and Goats Water, two splendid tarns, whence, in due course... find their way into Coniston's lake, and there bathe his ancient feet." Alfred Wainwright, "A Pictorial Guide to the Lake Lake Fells, Book Four: The Southern Fells"

Wainwright said there were decayed skeletons along the track as well (from the miners, not hikers 😂)!


Drive to a local village for some free time shopping, exploring and taking more pictures.

Drive back to London by midday




Hostel bed

Kayaking or paddleboarding

Travel from Kings Cross and back

Expert guided walks


YHA Hawkshead

4 people per room of the same gender

Sorry no single rooms are available for this trip


Meeting in front of Premier Inn hotel outside Kings Cross station.

26-30 York Way, Kings Cross

London N1 9AA


A WhatsApp group will be created a few days before the trip starts.

Please keep an eye for our email, including your spam box.

WHAT TO BRING for the hike

- Waterproof jacket

- Hiking or gym clothes 

- Hiking boots

- A backpack for your things

- Towel for the hostel

No cotton, wool or denim! No shoulder bag!

You will be turned away from hiking the mountain if you are wearing inappropriate gear for the hike.

You must be fit to attend this hike. 

On average you should either have hiked other mountains in the last 8 weeks or you can run 5 kilometres without problems. 

If you can't keep up with the group, you will be asked to turn back and we will not wait for you.


1 - It is your responsibility to ensure you check messages on this event and emails sent to you before the trip starts and up to the morning of the trip.  Make sure the email we have for you is one that you actually check often and check your spam box.  On occasions, meeting location, time and other details might have to be changed and the event could also be cancelled last minute in case of extreme weather or other unexpected events.  

2 - As with any road trip, there is a chance of heavy traffic, accidents, and break-downs which could force us to skip parts of the trip, or stop it completely. We will do our best to make your day better, and of course to avoid any of these, but we expect your understanding on these occasions.  

3 -  Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable unless we cancel the whole trip.

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