Overlooking the village of Coniston is the beautiful fell known as the `Old Man of Coniston'. A part of the Furness Fells, this summit is over 800 metres high and is interesting to the eye with evidence mining that was done here years ago. Sheep are often found on the slopes grazing on the grass and have become so accustomed to the visiting fell walkers ascending the fell that they are now very tame.

Many well routed popular walks are available to do here, with numerous including the surrounding fells. Once you reach the peak, you will experience spectacular views in all directions of the neighbouring mountains with small tarns from glacial times. Looking down to the bottom of the valley, the view is amazing of the Coniston village sitting near Coniston Water.