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Swirl How
802m (2633ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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English Mountain
40th highest in England,
74th in England & Wales

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(No. 32)

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47th highest in England,
89th 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

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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

John Tippins walked up Swirl How on October 23rd, 2022 [from/via/route] From Seathwaite (c179) [with] Alone [weather] Very low cloud, continual rain & strong winds almost all day.

Sarah Moore climbed Swirl How on August 13th, 2022 [from/via/route] c306 [with] On my own [weather] Incredible views but incredible heat - very glad I set off early.

Ian Ashton bagged Swirl How on July 9th, 2022 [from/via/route] Part of seathwaite Round [with] SOLO

Christine Shepherd hiked Swirl How on July 31st, 2007 [from/via/route] I walked along the Walna Scar Road to climb Brown Pike before taking in five of the Coniston Fells [with] On my own [weather] A gloriously clear, sunny day - This was a wonderful day's walking. I didn't want it to end! Also climbed with Rebecca using walk c222 on 31.3.08 Climbed this peak again on 1.10.11

Geoff Hand summited Swirl How on April 20th, 2022 [from/via/route] Walk c179 The Seathwaite Round Pt2 Brim Fell, Swirl How, Great Carrs & Grey Friar [with] Alone with Tess [weather] Another glorious sunny & warm day (ridiculous for this time of year!) - Second part of 2 goes at this walk. upto Seathwaite tarn, on to Goat's Hawse then on to Brim Fell, Swirl How, Great Carrs & Grey Friar. Great day out.

Mr M A Blanchard conquered Swirl How on November 16th, 2021 [weather] Cloudy

Kevin Foster scaled Swirl How on September 6th, 2021 [from/via/route] Low Tilberthwaite. [with] By myself. [weather] Cloudy. Summits mostly covered. Good visibility on lower slopes. - An interesting route onto Wetherlam via Steel Edge. The one Wainwright doesn't mention in his books for some reason? Don't know why because it's a cracking way up. Sadly on Prison Band the cloud level was reached & the rest of the walk was view less. Of interest on route was the war memorial & Halifax bomber crash site between Swirl How & Great Carrs. The views opened up again on the descent of wet side edge & the clouds & sunshine poking through made for some great photos. I climbed Swirl How a few days later (17th) via the Coppermines valley & Levers water in glorious sunshine & this time got the amazing views I missed the week previous.

Pete George walked up Swirl How on July 17th, 2021 [with] Roco [weather] Sunny & hot

Andrew Flynn climbed Swirl How on August 10th, 2021 [from/via/route] Coniston. Walk number 19. The Coniston Fells [with] Nicola [weather] Sunny

Neil Bennett bagged Swirl How on July 23rd, 2021 [from/via/route] Climbed Great Carrs, Swirl How & Grey Friar from the Wrynose Pass. Our starting point was the Three Shires Stone, taking the path up Wet Side Edge & returning via the same route. [with] Pam Bennett, Oliver Bennett, Thomas Bennett. [weather] Hot & Sunny.

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

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)

Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack

Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack

Photo: Chris Leonard (13)

Swirl How from Great Carrs

Swirl How from Great Carrs

Photo: Karen Todd (3)

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: David Hayter (176)

Keld Gill Head, Red Dell Head Moss and Wetherlam from Swirl How

Keld Gill Head, Red Dell Head Moss and Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (10)

The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl How summit cairn

The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl How summit cairn

Photo: Chris Leonard (12)

Sheep on Swirl How

Sheep on Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (26)

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)

The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell and Dow Crag from Swirl How

The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell and Dow Crag from Swirl How

Photo: Stephen Dawson (20)

The Old Man of Coniston (left) and Swirl How (right) from Wetherlam summit

The Old Man of Coniston (left) and Swirl How (right) from Wetherlam summit

Photo: Richard Jennings (3)

Black Sails and The Furness Fells from the summit of Swirl How

Black Sails and The Furness Fells from the summit of Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (18)

Swirl How, Top of Broad Slack and Great Carrs from Little Carrs

Swirl How, Top of Broad Slack and Great Carrs from Little Carrs

Photo: Karen Todd (4)

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (13)

Swirl How summit cairn

Swirl How summit cairn

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (12)

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (24)

Swirl Hause from Swirl How

Swirl Hause from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (16)

Swirl How and The Old Man of Coniston from Grey Friar

Swirl How and The Old Man of Coniston from Grey Friar

Photo: Chris Leonard (18)

High Light Haw (Top o' Selside) summit cairn with the Coniston Fells: White Maiden, Walna Scar, Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How and Wetherlam in the background

High Light Haw (Top o' Selside) summit cairn with the Coniston Fells: White Maiden, Walna Scar, Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How and Wetherlam in the background

Photo: Paul Gibson (27)

Wet Side Edge and Greenburn from Swirl How

Wet Side Edge and Greenburn from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (27)

Coniston Old Man from Swirl How on a snowy February day.

Coniston Old Man from Swirl How on a snowy February day.

Photo: Liz Halpin (5)


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