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

Lakeland's 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

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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 highest in England, 87th highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (14th highest in England, 387th highest in the UK). The summit of The Old Man of Coniston is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Swirl How at 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 highest in England, 90th highest in England & Wales).

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

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 . . .

Walk c123 The Old Man of Coniston and Swirl How from Walna Scar Road, Coniston - Donald Campbell Memorial, Coniston

Donald Campbell Memorial, Coniston

Photo: Edward Felstead (10)

Walk c123 The Old Man of Coniston and Swirl How from Walna Scar Road, Coniston - The huge summit cairn on Brim Fell

The huge summit cairn on Brim Fell

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (9)

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

Sheep on Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (26)

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

Coniston Water from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (20)

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

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Mulvey (1)

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

Low Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (6)

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

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Photo: Stephen Dawson (14)

Walk c123 The Old Man of Coniston and Swirl How from Walna Scar Road, Coniston - Goat’s Water from Goat's Hawse

Goat’s Water from Goat's Hawse

Photo: David Booth (1)

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

On The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Darryl Larvin (8)

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

Coniston from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Booth (2)

Walk c123 The Old Man of Coniston and Swirl How from Walna Scar Road, Coniston - My wife and I on top of Brim Fell summit on a hazy hot July 7th 2013 with Coniston Old Man in the background

My wife and I on top of Brim Fell summit on a hazy hot July 7th 2013 with Coniston Old Man in the background

Photo: Stephen Ellaby (6)

Walk c123 The Old Man of Coniston and Swirl How from Walna Scar Road, Coniston - The Langdale Pikes from Prison Band

The Langdale Pikes from Prison Band

Photo: Nick Snape (17)

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

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

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Mulvey (4)

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

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

The Old Man of Coniston Summit

Photo: David Booth (3)

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

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: David Hayter (176)

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

Brown Pike from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Hayter (345)

Walk c123 The Old Man of Coniston and Swirl How from Walna Scar Road, Coniston - The Old Man of Coniston summit trig point

The Old Man of Coniston summit trig point

Photo: Chris Leonard (10)

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

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (24)


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