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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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English Nuttall
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)



Swirl How is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

*Version marked with the walk routes you need to follow to Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 walks.



You can walk to the top of Swirl How by using any of these 7 easy to follow route maps:









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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

Elaine Evans walked up Swirl How 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!

David Watson climbed Swirl How on August 29th, 2018 [from/via/route] Coniston [weather] Sunny

Phillip Bulley bagged Swirl How on September 4th, 2018 [from/via/route] Via Wetherlam. [with] Ruby. [weather] Sunny

John Almond hiked Swirl How on July 2nd, 2018 [from/via/route] c306 solo walk from Coniston - roadside parking near The Sun Hotel - Miners Bridge - Low Water - The Old Man of Coniston - Brim Fell - SWIRL HOW - Wetherlam - Hole Rake - Miners Bridge - Wainwright 133 [weather] Very hot - nice cooling breeze on the tops

Les Wrightson summited Swirl How on June 16th, 2018 [from/via/route] c306 from coniston [with] tanya [weather] sunny/warm

Vic Royle conquered Swirl How on May 26th, 2018 [from/via/route] With Great Carrs from Irish Cottageville [with] Team Wiggle [weather] T-shirt time until the top - lost each other at the top - Sick Mink pre peak jitters, bank holiday wiggle, bun raid on Greggs was a game of 2 halves. Ulverston ice hunt, Bull's outdoor beef, Walter Pablo revisited and snoozy home run for Momma Wiggle - 'try praying'

John Bryers scaled Swirl How on May 13th, 2018 [from/via/route] Walna Scar Road [with] Janet Bryers, David, Janine and Freya Gray. With Mya and Jazz [weather] Sunny and warm with a cool breeze on ridges

Caroline Winter walked up Swirl How on April 11th, 2018 [from/via/route] Wrynose pass, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Swirl How, Black sails, Wetherlam [with] Becky [weather] Cloud lifted and great views late morning/afternoon, breezy on ascent to Hell Gill Pike - Busy up here. Some off to Coniston from Swirl Hawse, we some how missed plane debris on Great Carrs! Lost time on descent of Prison Band and detour off path to Black Sails. Also, after rocky scramble decent.....ended up on the minor track to the mines, and boy was it steep and never ending. We were in dismay at another climb to get back over to Wet Side. Late for booked meal, but fantastic circuit

Jill Dean climbed Swirl How on September 21st, 2017 [from/via/route] Conniston [with] Grez and dexter

Graham Coules bagged Swirl How on April 23rd, 2017 [weather] Perfect

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

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)

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)

Greenburn and Wetherlam from Swirl How

Greenburn and Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (25)

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (13)

Swirl How from Great Carrs

Swirl How from Great Carrs

Photo: Karen Todd (3)

Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack

Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack

Photo: Chris Leonard (13)

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Photo: Stephen Dawson (14)

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)

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)

Brim Fell from Swirl How

Brim Fell from Swirl How

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (11)


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