The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England
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Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Swirl How
Andrew Johnson walked up 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 climbed 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 bagged 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 hiked 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 summited on August 29th, 2018 [from/via/route] Coniston [weather] Sunny
Phillip Bulley conquered on September 4th, 2018 [from/via/route] Via Wetherlam. [with] Ruby. [weather] Sunny
John Almond scaled 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 walked up on June 16th, 2018 [from/via/route] c306 from coniston [with] tanya [weather] sunny/warm
Vic Royle climbed 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 bagged 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 hiked 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 summited on September 21st, 2017 [from/via/route] Conniston [with] Grez and dexter
Graham Coules conquered on April 23rd, 2017 [weather] Perfect
Iain Jones scaled on July 29th, 2015 [from/via/route] Great Langdale National Trust Campsite - 27 August 2017 - The Wainwright 60 - Day 7 (Coniston)
Andrew Peate walked up on August 9th, 2017 [from/via/route] Wetherlam [with] Harry
Andrew Joss climbed on July 23rd, 2017 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Barbara [weather] Sunny with a little cloud
Nick Dobson bagged on May 28th, 2017 [from/via/route] the top of Wrynose Pass via Great Carrs [with] Margaret & Ralph [weather] Hot and 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 hiked 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 summited on April 8th, 2017 [from/via/route] Walna Scar road car park [with] Phil [weather] Sunny and clear
Mark Davidson conquered on September 5th, 2003 [with] Theresa [weather] Sunny but a little hazy
John Walter scaled on July 27th, 2016 [with] With Rambler B+ group.
Christine Flitcroft walked up on June 29th, 2016 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Sandra [weather] Clear, windy low cloud but not in it and cold
Charlie Housley climbed 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 and Wetherlam. [with] Candy the dog. [weather] Atrocious; 50mph gusts, horizontal hale and low cloud. Challenging.
Colin Millar bagged on April 16th, 2016 [from/via/route] Old Man from Coppermines [weather] Fair
Tony Rogerson hiked on May 25th, 2011 [from/via/route] Brown Pike Buck Pike Dow Crag & Old Man [weather] High cloud & sunny spells
Denis Hoyle summited on August 23rd, 2015 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] myself [weather] good - nice day.
Anthony Scott conquered on September 22nd, 2015 [from/via/route] Coppermines Valley [with] me [weather] Sunny, some white cloud and occasional mist, but 14 degrees and almost perfect
Tracey Cowell scaled on September 4th, 2015 [from/via/route] Three shire stones/grey friar/swirl how/great carrs [with] Solo [weather] Sunny and some cloud
Bay Wan walked up on August 30th, 2015 [from/via/route] Start from Coniston [with] Cocoa Dog [weather] Fine and mild - Was on my way round to the Old Man but totally missed the summit AGAIN!
Rob Cheshire climbed on August 23rd, 2015 [from/via/route] From Three Shire Stone, horseshoe route including Great Carrs, Swirl How, Black Sails and Wetherlam. [with] Solo [weather] Warm and sunny, with a moderate haze.
Christina Lander bagged 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 hiked 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 summited on June 13th, 2015 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Luke [weather] Humid / Hot
David Noble conquered on May 23rd, 2015 [from/via/route] Walna Road [with] Chris [weather] Bright sunny day
Leon Harvey scaled on April 5th, 2015 [from/via/route] c179 [with] Solo [weather] Sunny
Andy Pearce walked up on November 29th, 2014 [from/via/route] Coniston, Old Man and Brim Fell [with] Anita Pearce & Tyler Peacock [weather] Sunny, very warm for late November
Stella Nuttall climbed 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 bagged on January 24th, 2015 [from/via/route] Via brim fell [with] Jo [weather] Very windy and cold - Many people on these fells today even though conditions were pretty poor
Angela Moroney hiked during 2011 [with] Mr Ludgate [weather] Very Foggy
Bella Wella summited on September 26th, 2014 [with] Paul
Dave Eyes conquered on August 22nd, 2014 [from/via/route] From Coniston Village via Wetherlam [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Sunny
Keith Eastman scaled on July 10th, 2014 [from/via/route] c306
Craig Steeland walked up on July 15th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Coniston village via Brim Fell [with] On my own [weather] Warm and sunny with low wind. Perfect!
Simon Boddy climbed on March 31st, 2012 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Friends [weather] Cold
Marcus Bradshaw bagged 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 hiked on July 17th, 2013 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] alone [weather] clear
Erika Ince summited on March 29th, 2014 [from/via/route] Old man of conniston [with] Martin, Hamish and Marley [weather] Dry misty but cold and windy at the top with snow - Scary coming down prison band side, icy and steep
Steve Frank conquered on April 20th, 2013 [from/via/route] Coniston Fold [with] Jackie Frank
Clive Ward scaled 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 walked up during August, 2013 [from/via/route] Old Man of Coniston [weather] misty
Ann Davis climbed on August 22nd, 2013 [from/via/route] via the old man, brim fell then black sails and wetherlam [weather] tropical....humidity was off the scale - so busy up Coniston and so many people walking ill equipped! moutain rescue should charge
Jan Dixon bagged on August 25th, 2013 [from/via/route] Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell [with] Anya Dixon [weather] sunny and hot
Joanne Mcgawley hiked on August 8th, 2013 [from/via/route] Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Black Sails and Wetherlam [with] Rich [weather] Very warm and humid - 9.88 miles
Gerry Smith summited on July 20th, 2013 [from/via/route] From Walna Scar to Coniston Old man [with] Solo [weather] overcast but warm and humid. - Tough descent from Swirl How
John Nicholson conquered on October 16th, 2010 [from/via/route] walk c179 The Seathwaite Round from Seathwaite, Duddon Valley
Harry Meijer scaled on April 30th, 2013 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] The Lake District Walker
Martin Corbett walked up on May 5th, 2013 [from/via/route] c123 The Old Man of Coniston and Swirl How from Walna Scar Road, Coniston [with] Jemima & Jack. No Jo - bad back [weather] Thick mist, but windy at times and 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 climbed on July 5th, 2006 [from/via/route] Coniston
Carol Juden has bagged [from/via/route] Fell foot, Via Wetherlam [with] Chris & Richard [weather] Snowy! Sunny & clear
Dale Verrall hiked on May 4th, 2009 [from/via/route] Coniston - Walk number C303 [with] Donna Griffin [weather] Very windy
David Lane summited on August 19th, 2010 [with] Kelly
Iain Taylor conquered on July 25th, 2010 [from/via/route] Coniston (SD 30001 97460)
Paul Macey scaled on August 13th, 2012 [with] Luke Macey [weather] Windy Wet at Peak
Darren Mortimer walked up on July 8th, 2012 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Wet & Misty
Christine Shepherd climbed 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 bagged on May 12th, 2012 [from/via/route] Coniston old man & weatherlam [with] Sofia [weather] Clear sky but cold and windy on summits
Chris Bramley hiked on May 20th, 2012 [from/via/route] Great carrs
Denis Mcallister summited on March 31st, 2012 [with] Dales
Christine Knowles conquered on April 18th, 2009 [from/via/route] Coppermines, Old Man [with] Graham, Sheila, Jeff [weather] Beautiful
Roy Bentley scaled 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
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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