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A detail of an abandoned slate quarry on the Old man of Coniston.


From the wikipedia.

'The Old Man of Coniston is a fell in the Furness Fells in the English Lake District.
It is 803 m (2,635 ft) high, and lies to the west of the village of Coniston and the lake of the same name, Coniston Water.
The fell is sometimes known by the alternate name of Coniston Old Man, or simply The Old Man.

Coniston has been Lakeland's centre for slate and copper mining for 500 years.
The well known ‘Coniston copper mines’ are reputed to be some of the largest copper mines in Britain, with a vertical distance of around 2,000 ft. The nearby slate mines & quarries are also no less magnificent.

There is a beer brewed by the Coniston Brewery that is known as Old Man.

The Old Man of Coniston is the inspiration for Kanchenjunga, the mountain Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons climb in the Swallows and Amazons novel Swallowdale'.

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