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Swirl How
802m (2632ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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English Mountain
39th highest in England,
74th in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 32)

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47th highest in England,
90th in England & Wales

Walk Swirl How walking UK Mountains in The Southern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Swirl How Summit

Photo: David Hayter

Swirl How is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL6
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Maps 89 & 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Swirl How Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Swirl How

Alan Smith walked up on September 15th, 2020 [from/via/route] From Coniston. With kev. Hot sunny day [with] kevin [weather] Sunny

John Fenwick climbed on September 12th, 2020 [from/via/route] Walked from car park bottom of Walna Scar Road, Seathwaite and Duddon Valley. Followed walk c179 but went clockwise by mistake. [with] Romany [weather] Cloudy, super windy up top - Good circular walk. Easy to follow

Sarah Culverhouse bagged on August 12th, 2020 [from/via/route] Walna Scar [with] Mary Puppins [weather] glorious sunshine

Stephen Eddy hiked on August 7th, 2020 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Mike Woodhouse, Tony Harris, Martin Bayliss [weather] Sunny, cloudy - After the old man

Andy Buxton summited on September 2nd, 1995 [from/via/route] Via Copper Mines Path. Continuing to Brim Fell and Swirl How then down Prison Band and Levers Water [with] Clive Fenn, Rachel, Dan [weather] Clear with some showers

Stephen Batson conquered on July 11th, 2020 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Clare [weather] Mixture of sunshine & fog

Andrew Johnson scaled on November 14th, 2019 [from/via/route] Coniston [weather] Some cloud, very windy, snow and ice on tops - Scary descent of Swirl How ridge.

Linda Craven walked up on October 31st, 2019 [from/via/route] Walna Scar road, map C123 [with] Kerry Louise, and Taffy [weather] Bright but cold and very windy. - Third and last of the day, easy walk from The Old Man, descent was a bit steep for me but not for the youngsters. Made the dog a jacket from my spare fleece as he was so cold!!

Richard Marchant climbed on August 9th, 1986 [from/via/route] We parked at Tilberthwaite ascended Wetherlam then Black Sail and on to Swirl How-Swirl Band-Brim Fell then on to The Old Man of Coniston. Once up the top I can remember us jogging down the main path straight in to Coniston then the long slog along the road back to the car at Tilberthwaite was a nightmare and seem to take ages [with] Nick Harker and Chris Aylen [weather] A fine dry day with no cool breeze and too much sunshine - I remember this being a long long walk on a very hot day and seem to take an eternity to complete and too much road walking at the end to get back to the car.

Elaine Evans bagged on February 11th, 2019 [from/via/route] From car park at Low Tilberthwaite, via Tilberthwaite Gill and Dry Cove Bottom, then ascent via Wetherlam Edge, continued to Swirl How via Prison Band then on to Great Carrs before descending along West Side Edge and back to car park. [with] Sue and Christine [weather] Very good weather for walking, dry and clear, good visibility. - Oh dear! Scramble up Wetherlam Edge was a bit tricky, made more difficult due to snow underfoot and unclear route to top.......but we did it! Prison Band looked more challenging than it was - a pleasant surprise after Wetherlam Edge!

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Swirl How

Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack

Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack

Photo: Chris Leonard (13)

Brim Fell from Swirl How

Brim Fell from Swirl How

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (11)

Great Carrs and Swirl How under a dusting of snow from Greenburn Beck

Great Carrs and Swirl How under a dusting of snow from Greenburn Beck

Photo: Simon Barnett (47)

Prison Band from Swirl How

Prison Band from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (15)

Swirl How from Great Carrs

Swirl How from Great Carrs

Photo: Karen Todd (3)

The Langdale Pikes with Wetherlam and Swirl How in the distance from Sergeant Man summit

The Langdale Pikes with Wetherlam and Swirl How in the distance from Sergeant Man summit

Photo: Simon Barnett (33)

Red Tarn (Langdale) with Great Carrs and Swirl How in the distance from Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco)

Red Tarn (Langdale) with Great Carrs and Swirl How in the distance from Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco)

Photo: Tim Hope (105)

The S for Sugar Aircraft Crash Memorial between Swirl How, Great Carrs and Grey Friar

The S for Sugar Aircraft Crash Memorial between Swirl How, Great Carrs and Grey Friar

Photo: David Hayter (178)

Wetherlam, Swirl How and Little Carrs under a deep blanket of snow from<br>Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco)

Wetherlam, Swirl How and Little Carrs under a deep blanket of snow from
Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco)

Photo: Simon Barnett (58)

Coniston Water from the summit of Brock Barrow (Top o' Selside) with Beacon (Blawith Fells) prominent (centre) and the Coniston Fells: White Maiden, Walna Scar, Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How and Wetherlam in the background (right)

Coniston Water from the summit of Brock Barrow (Top o' Selside) with Beacon (Blawith Fells) prominent (centre) and the Coniston Fells: White Maiden, Walna Scar, Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How and Wetherlam in the background (right)

Photo: Paul Gibson (30)


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