The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England
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Mr M A Blanchard walked up on November 16th, 2021 [weather] Cloudy
Kevin Foster climbed 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 bagged on July 17th, 2021 [with] Roco [weather] Sunny & hot
Andrew Flynn hiked on August 10th, 2021 [from/via/route] Coniston. Walk number 19. The Coniston Fells [with] Nicola [weather] Sunny
Neil Bennett summited 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.
Julie Clough conquered on July 10th, 2021 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Nancy [weather] Cloudy but cleared to sun for the afternoon - Did all 7 Coniston fells 😊
Jeremy Torrance scaled on September 25th, 2020 [from/via/route] Jon, Stu, Tim. Poor Ash was poorly. [with] Duncan and Johann
Richard Marshall walked up on June 4th, 2021 [from/via/route] Dow Crag [with] Dave Elsie and Roxy [weather] Cloudy/Sunny warm
Wayne Baxter climbed on April 28th, 2021 [from/via/route] From Coniston keeping right of the miners bridge, pass the red dell to Wetherlam. On the path pass swirl hawse & up prison band to Swirl How. Then onto Swirl band to Brim fell, onto Old Man & back to car in Coniston [with] Sue [weather] Cloudy & windy
Richard Annett bagged on April 10th, 2021 [from/via/route] From Coniston main car park. Cracking porridge at Regedd. Hard descent off Swirl Fell past mine workings. . [with] Jayne [weather] Snow but light. - End of lockdown on 12th but v busy.
Alan Smith hiked on September 15th, 2020 [from/via/route] From Coniston. With kev. Hot sunny day [with] kevin [weather] Sunny
John Fenwick summited on September 12th, 2020 [from/via/route] Walked from car park bottom of Walna Scar Road, Seathwaite & 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 conquered on August 12th, 2020 [from/via/route] Walna Scar [with] Mary Puppins [weather] glorious sunshine
Stephen Eddy scaled on August 7th, 2020 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Mike Woodhouse, Tony Harris, Martin Bayliss [weather] Sunny, cloudy - After the old man
Andy Buxton walked up on September 2nd, 1995 [from/via/route] Via Copper Mines Path. Continuing to Brim Fell & Swirl How then down Prison Band & Levers Water [with] Clive Fenn, Rachel, Dan [weather] Clear with some showers
Stephen Batson climbed on July 11th, 2020 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Clare [weather] Mixture of sunshine & fog
Andrew Johnson bagged on November 14th, 2019 [from/via/route] Coniston [weather] Some cloud, very windy, snow & ice on tops - Scary descent of Swirl How ridge.
Linda Craven hiked on October 31st, 2019 [from/via/route] Walna Scar road, map C123 [with] Kerry Louise, and Taffy [weather] Bright but cold & very windy. - Third & 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 summited on August 9th, 1986 [from/via/route] We parked at Tilberthwaite ascended Wetherlam then Black Sail & 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 & seem to take ages [with] Nick Harker and Chris Aylen [weather] A fine dry day with no cool breeze & too much sunshine - I remember this being a long long walk on a very hot day & seem to take an eternity to complete & too much road walking at the end to get back to the car.
Elaine Evans conquered on February 11th, 2019 [from/via/route] From car park at Low Tilberthwaite, via Tilberthwaite Gill & 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 & back to car park. [with] Sue and Christine [weather] Very good weather for walking, dry & clear, good visibility. - Oh dear! Scramble up Wetherlam Edge was a bit tricky, made more difficult due to snow underfoot & unclear route to top.......but we did it! Prison Band looked more challenging than it was - a pleasant surprise after Wetherlam Edge!
David Watson scaled on August 29th, 2018 [from/via/route] Coniston [weather] Sunny
Phillip Bulley walked up on September 4th, 2018 [from/via/route] Via Wetherlam. [with] Ruby. [weather] Sunny
John Almond climbed 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 bagged on June 16th, 2018 [from/via/route] c306 from coniston [with] tanya [weather] sunny/warm
Vic Royle hiked 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 & snoozy home run for Momma Wiggle - 'try praying'
John Bryers summited on May 13th, 2018 [from/via/route] Walna Scar Road [with] Janet Bryers, David, Janine and Freya Gray. With Mya and Jazz [weather] Sunny & warm with a cool breeze on ridges
Caroline Winter conquered on April 11th, 2018 [from/via/route] Wrynose pass, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Swirl How, Black sails, Wetherlam [with] Becky [weather] Cloud lifted & 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 & detour off path to Black Sails. Also, after rocky scramble decent.....ended up on the minor track to the mines, & boy was it steep & 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 scaled on September 21st, 2017 [from/via/route] Conniston [with] Grez and dexter
Graham Coules walked up on April 23rd, 2017 [weather] Perfect
Iain Jones climbed on July 29th, 2015 [from/via/route] Great Langdale National Trust Campsite - 27 August 2017 - The Wainwright 60 - Day 7 (Coniston)
Andrew Peate bagged on August 9th, 2017 [from/via/route] Wetherlam [with] Harry
Andrew Joss hiked on July 23rd, 2017 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Barbara [weather] Sunny with a little cloud
Nick Dobson summited on May 28th, 2017 [from/via/route] the top of Wrynose Pass via Great Carrs [with] Margaret & Ralph [weather] Hot & sunny with some cloud hovering on the higher tops - excellent views all round which became hidden due to cloud cover for around 70% of the view. We were then going to cross to Grey Friar, however it was totally enveloped in cloud so instead we took the ridge route to Wetherlam
Chris Sheard conquered on September 4th, 2015 [from/via/route] Up from prison band [with] George & Arron [weather] Not bad bur cool wind - Tiring in the relentkess cold wind
Claire Kirk scaled on April 8th, 2017 [from/via/route] Walna Scar road car park [with] Phil [weather] Sunny & clear
Mark Davidson walked up on September 5th, 2003 [with] Theresa [weather] Sunny but a little hazy
John Walter climbed on July 27th, 2016 [with] With Rambler B+ group.
Christine Flitcroft bagged on June 29th, 2016 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Sandra [weather] Clear, windy low cloud but not in it & cold
Charlie Housley hiked on May 21st, 2016 [from/via/route] Parked up at the Three Shire Stone for a circuit of Grey Friar, Great Carrs, Swirl How, Black Sails & Wetherlam. [with] Candy the dog. [weather] Atrocious; 50mph gusts, horizontal hale & low cloud. Challenging.
Colin Millar summited on April 16th, 2016 [from/via/route] Old Man from Coppermines [weather] Fair
Tony Rogerson conquered on May 25th, 2011 [from/via/route] Brown Pike Buck Pike Dow Crag & Old Man [weather] High cloud & sunny spells
Denis Hoyle scaled on August 23rd, 2015 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] myself [weather] good - nice day.
Anthony Scott walked up on September 22nd, 2015 [from/via/route] Coppermines Valley [with] me [weather] Sunny, some white cloud & occasional mist, but 14 degrees & almost perfect
Tracey Cowell climbed on September 4th, 2015 [from/via/route] Three shire stones/grey friar/swirl how/great carrs [with] Solo [weather] Sunny & some cloud
Bay Wan bagged on August 30th, 2015 [from/via/route] Start from Coniston [with] Cocoa Dog [weather] Fine & mild - Was on my way round to the Old Man but totally missed the summit AGAIN!
Rob Cheshire hiked on August 23rd, 2015 [from/via/route] From Three Shire Stone, horseshoe route including Great Carrs, Swirl How, Black Sails & Wetherlam. [with] Solo [weather] Warm & sunny, with a moderate haze.
Christina Lander summited on August 8th, 2015 [from/via/route] Coniston - Old Man of Coniston - Brim Fell - Swirl How - Wetherlam - Coniston [with] Dick [weather] Beautiful sunshine
Wendy John conquered on August 8th, 2015 [from/via/route] Coniston, Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crags, Great Hawse, Brim Fell, Great Crags [with] Chris Bunce [weather] Sunny
Traci Scott scaled on June 13th, 2015 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Luke [weather] Humid / Hot
David Noble walked up on May 23rd, 2015 [from/via/route] Walna Road [with] Chris [weather] Bright sunny day
Leon Harvey climbed on April 5th, 2015 [from/via/route] c179 [with] Solo [weather] Sunny
Andy Pearce bagged on November 29th, 2014 [from/via/route] Coniston, Old Man & Brim Fell [with] Anita Pearce & Tyler Peacock [weather] Sunny, very warm for late November
Stella Nuttall hiked on November 30th, 2012 [from/via/route] From Coniston, Wetherlam, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Brim Fell, Grey Friar, Coniston Old Man Dow Crag [with] Stella Christine Ann and Sally
Kevin Parnham summited on January 24th, 2015 [from/via/route] Via brim fell [with] Jo [weather] Very windy & cold - Many people on these fells today even though conditions were pretty poor
Angela Moroney conquered during 2011 [with] Mr Ludgate [weather] Very Foggy
Bella Wella scaled on September 26th, 2014 [with] Paul
Dave Eyes walked up on August 22nd, 2014 [from/via/route] From Coniston Village via Wetherlam [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Sunny
Keith Eastman climbed on July 10th, 2014 [from/via/route] c306
Craig Steeland bagged on July 15th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Coniston village via Brim Fell [with] On my own [weather] Warm & sunny with low wind. Perfect!
Simon Boddy hiked on March 31st, 2012 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Friends [weather] Cold
Marcus Bradshaw summited on April 24th, 2014 [from/via/route] Dow Crag , old Man , brim Fell , Swirl How , great Carrs , Grey Friar . [with] marcus [weather] sunny - Swirl How amazing view
Michael Vaughn conquered on July 17th, 2013 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] alone [weather] clear
Erika Ince scaled on March 29th, 2014 [from/via/route] Old man of conniston [with] Martin, Hamish and Marley [weather] Dry misty but cold & windy at the top with snow - Scary coming down prison band side, icy & steep
Steve Frank walked up on April 20th, 2013 [from/via/route] Coniston Fold [with] Jackie Frank
Clive Ward climbed on April 13th, 2013 [from/via/route] From Tilberthwaite [with] Hazel [weather] Misty to start then bright. Lots of snow for the top 300-400 m - Hard going. Very difficult descent down Wetherlam Edge
John Senior bagged during August, 2013 [from/via/route] Old Man of Coniston [weather] misty
Ann Davis hiked on August 22nd, 2013 [from/via/route] via the old man, brim fell then black sails & wetherlam [weather] tropical....humidity was off the scale - so busy up Coniston & so many people walking ill equipped! moutain rescue should charge
Jan Dixon summited on August 25th, 2013 [from/via/route] Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell [with] Anya Dixon [weather] sunny & hot
Joanne Mcgawley conquered on August 8th, 2013 [from/via/route] Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Black Sails & Wetherlam [with] Rich [weather] Very warm & humid - 9.88 miles
Gerry Smith scaled on July 20th, 2013 [from/via/route] From Walna Scar to Coniston Old man [with] Solo [weather] overcast but warm & humid. - Tough descent from Swirl How
John Nicholson walked up on October 16th, 2010 [from/via/route] walk c179 The Seathwaite Round from Seathwaite, Duddon Valley
Harry Meijer climbed on April 30th, 2013 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] The Lake District Walker
Martin Corbett bagged on May 5th, 2013 [from/via/route] c123 The Old Man of Coniston & Swirl How from Walna Scar Road, Coniston [with] Jemima & Jack. No Jo - bad back [weather] Thick mist, but windy at times & drizzle...but all cleared up about half an hour before getting back to car. - Recce for Rossendale Ramlers. Watch out for the path coming off Swirl How onto Prison Band
Guy Gannie hiked on July 5th, 2006 [from/via/route] Coniston
Carol Juden has summited [from/via/route] Fell foot, Via Wetherlam [with] Chris & Richard [weather] Snowy! Sunny & clear
Dale Verrall conquered on May 4th, 2009 [from/via/route] Coniston - Walk number C303 [with] Donna Griffin [weather] Very windy
David Lane scaled on August 19th, 2010 [with] Kelly
Iain Taylor walked up on July 25th, 2010 [from/via/route] Coniston (SD 30001 97460)
Paul Macey climbed on August 13th, 2012 [with] Luke Macey [weather] Windy Wet at Peak
Darren Mortimer bagged on July 8th, 2012 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Wet & Misty
Christine Shepherd hiked 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! Climbed this peak again on 1.10.11
Mark Ingram summited on May 12th, 2012 [from/via/route] Coniston old man & weatherlam [with] Sofia [weather] Clear sky but cold & windy on summits
Chris Bramley conquered on May 20th, 2012 [from/via/route] Great carrs
Denis Mcallister scaled on March 31st, 2012 [with] Dales
Christine Knowles walked up on April 18th, 2009 [from/via/route] Coppermines, Old Man [with] Graham, Sheila, Jeff [weather] Beautiful
Roy Bentley climbed on January 29th, 2012 [from/via/route] Greenburn mines [with] Les [weather] In cloud on the summit with snow/ice underfoot - Descended via Levers Water
Clare Houlihan, Karen Lythgoe, Tracy Corbett, Wendy Sockett, Jane Wilkinson, Michael Austin, David Kelley, Melanie Dunn, Jenny Godfrey, Louise Sandwith, Doug Jeffries, Trevor Longman, Tony Deegan, Jo Dixon, David Shaw, Amanda Hinds, David Laws, Claire Rigg, Elaine Grayson, Simon Clark, Stephanie King, Edward Wells, Peter O'sullivan, Dennis Brown, David Butterfield, Louis Smith, Jonathan Tobin, Patricia Dilley, Simon Duerden, Colin Egan, Andrew Martin, Michael Nolan, Paul Booth, Neil Heywood, Andy James, Mark Thwaites, Gordon Lee, Helen Marrs, Immacolata Pescatore, Lee Maddison, Linda Mckeogh, Trevor Williams, Raymond Barnett, Tracey Cordes, John Kendall, Lee Mutch, John Cuthbert, Matthew Thomas, Les Bennett, Rob Gurney, Patrick Buckland, Jeffrey Hall, Paul Stevens, John Southward, David Kelley, Stephen Millington, Chris Bede, Rob Barklamb, Andy Nicholls, Paul Warren, Jeanette Coward, Adam Shewry, Sarah Lowe, Ray O'hara, Linda Walker, Martin Cowell, Steve Davenport, Libby Burns and Rebecca Hardy have all walked, climbed & bagged Swirl How.
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