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




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on 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 802m (2633ft). The Old Man of Coniston is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (41st highest in England, 75th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 30).

The Old Man of Coniston is also known as an English Nuttall (48th highest in England, 90th 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 (2633ft). Swirl How is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (40th 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, 89th 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, 98th highest in England & Wales).


You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL6 The English Lakes - South Western area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Maps (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


96 Barrow-in-Furness & South Lakeland


97 Kendal & Morecambe, Windermere & Lancaster


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 - Coniston Village and Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston Village and Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Adrian Kingston (3)

Walk c123 The Old Man of Coniston and Swirl How from Walna Scar Road, Coniston - Crinkle Crags (centre left) with Bow Fell (Bowfell) beyond from near Prison Band below Swirl How

Crinkle Crags (centre left) with Bow Fell (Bowfell) beyond from near Prison Band below Swirl How

Photo: Rob Barklamb (24)

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

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Darryl Larvin (5)

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 (2)

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

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Dave Roberts (16)

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

Brim Fell from Swirl How

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (11)

Walk c123 The Old Man of Coniston and Swirl How from Walna Scar Road, Coniston - Red Gill Beck ravine SE of Walna Scar

Red Gill Beck ravine SE of Walna Scar

Photo: Gerry Ball (10)

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 - Goat's Water from Goat's Hawse

Goat's Water from Goat's Hawse

Photo: Gerry Ball (29)

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 - Lake Coniston & Coniston Village from The Old Man of Coniston

Lake Coniston & Coniston Village from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Ian Clarke (2)

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

Morning Light on Coniston

Photo: George White (22)

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

Walk c123 The Old Man of Coniston and Swirl How from Walna Scar Road, Coniston - Buck Pike and Dow Crag from the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Buck Pike and Dow Crag from the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (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 - 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 huge summit cairn on Coniston Old Man

The huge summit cairn on Coniston Old Man

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (8)

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 - Blake How reflected in Levers Water

Blake How reflected in Levers Water

Photo: David Hayter (340)

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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