I got it! A weather window. It wasn’t looking promising, especially as 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, everytime I looked at the sat nav on my phone I had to lean over to create a body umbrella. Anyway, as you will see, the views up the Old Man and along the ridge were well worth the journey.
Beginning from the Coppermines of Coniston YHA, which is over looked by the Old Man, I started my hike. Here is a photo journey of my route