Got it! At last a break from persistent rain. It wasn’t looking promising and the girl in the YHA said she hadn’t known it to be so wet and grey. It’s been tipping it down so hard that every time I needed to look at the sat nav on my phone, I had to lean over to create a body umbrella. However, as you can see, the views up the Old Man and along the ridge were well worth the journey.
I started my hike from the Coppermines of Coniston YHA, which is over looked by the Old Man. Here is a photo journey of my route