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Fascinating Lake District Walk Past Old Copper Mines (2634ft) Minibus Transport & Guide Included.




This is one of our favourite walks, starting just above the village of Coniston with stunning views of the lake. It’s a popular route filled with history about the old copper mines, there are plenty of caves to pop your head into, and stunning tarns along the way. This is a spectacular route, that ascends The Old Man via Walna Scar Road and the mountain tarn of Goat’s Water.

Once at the start of the hike, you will be lead by trained mountain leaders. We welcome anyone to join us. We have guided all abilities and believe there is no better achievement than stepping out of your comfort zone!

Height: 803m (2634ft)

Distance - 8km

Time Hiking - 6 hours


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On the day

8.00am - Pick-up 1 - One of our beautiful minibuses (Pictured below) will be parked waiting outside the National Express coach station on Chorlton Street, Manchester. Roughly 5 min walk from Piccadilly.

9.00am - Pick-up 2 - Lancaster Park and Ride, we will pull up at the bus stop opposite the back car park. (Free Parking all day)

9:45am - Service stop for refreshments for 20 minutes.

10:30am - We will arrive at Walna Scar car park, a little introduction from our mountain leaders about the day and then begin our walk. (Toilet facilities are available in the car park).

5pm - Arrive back down from walk latest with lots of smiles! Depart from car park.

5:45pm - Service stop for refreshments for 20 minutes.

6.30pm - Drop off 1 - Lancaster Park and Ride.

7:30pm - Drop off 2 - Arrive back at Chorlton Street, Manchester for departure. With some great memories!

*Times may change due to traffic and other circumstances.

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Most people join us as solo travellers but groups are welcome. We've created some handy links below to help navigate you through our website:

Kit List - What do I need to bring?

FAQs - I have a million more questions? If you don't find your answer just contact us.

Difficulty chart - Am I fit enough to take part?

Meet the guides - Who are you?

Testimonials - Why book with BEE Adventures?

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