Walk c123 The Old Man of Coniston and Swirl How from Walna Scar Road, Coniston

Lakelandís easiest 'big' mountain


Route outline for walk c123:

- Coniston  -   Walna Scar Road  -   Goat's Water  -   The Old Man of Coniston  -   Brim Fell  -   Levers Hawse  -   Swirl Band  -   Swirl How  -   Prison Band  -   Levers Water  -   Walna Scar Road  -   Coniston.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
2
English
Mountains
Wainwright
3
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
3
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is The Old Man of Coniston at 803m (2635ft). The Old Man of Coniston is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (37th highest in England, 71st highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 30). The Old Man of Coniston is also known as an English Nuttall (45th in England, 87th in England & Wales). The Old Man of Coniston is classified as a Marilyn (14th highest in England, 385th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Swirl How, 802m (2632ft). Swirl How is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (39th highest in England, 74th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 32). Swirl How is also known as an English Nuttall (47th in England, 90th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Brim Fell, 796m (2612ft). Brim Fell is classified as a Wainwright (No. 37). Brim Fell is also known as an English Nuttall (52nd in England, 97th in England & Wales).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

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

OS Landranger Map 89 or 90 & 96 or 97
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c123 The Old Man of Coniston and Swirl How from Walna Scar Road, Coniston

In no particular order . . .

Donald Campbell's Grave, Coniston

Donald Campbell's Grave, Coniston

Photo: Edward Felstead (12)

Coniston Water from Swirl How

Coniston Water from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (20)

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 Final Push onto The Old Man of Coniston

The Final Push onto The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Rob Pullan (23)

The summit cairn on The Old Man of Coniston

The summit cairn on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Adrian Kingston (5)

Low Water on the way up The Old Man of Coniston

Low Water on the way up The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (9)

Brim Fell summit cairn

Brim Fell summit cairn

Photo: Karen Todd (1)

Scafell, Scafell Pike, and Great End from White Maiden and Walna Scar

Scafell, Scafell Pike, and Great End from White Maiden and Walna Scar

Photo: Gerry Ball (7)

The Scafell Massif featuring Scafell Pike (centre) and Sca Fell (centre left) from Swirl Band between Swirl How and Levers Hawse

The Scafell Massif featuring Scafell Pike (centre) and Sca Fell (centre left) from Swirl Band between Swirl How and Levers Hawse

Photo: Andy Malcolm (232)

Brown Pike from The Old Man of Coniston

Brown Pike from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Hayter (345)


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