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

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). The Old Man of Coniston is also classified as an English Marilyn (14th highest in England, 387th highest in the UK).

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 . . .

Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack

Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack

Photo: Chris Leonard (13)

The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl How summit cairn

The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl How summit cairn

Photo: Chris Leonard (12)

Swirl How Summit

Swirl How Summit

Photo: David Hayter (177)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Nick Snape (14)

Swirl Hause from Swirl How

Swirl Hause from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (16)

Wetherlam from The Old Man of Coniston

Wetherlam from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Richard Ratcliffe (1)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (10)

Levers Water

Levers Water

Photo: David Hayter (341)

The Old Man of Coniston summit from Brim Fell

The Old Man of Coniston summit from Brim Fell

Photo: David Hayter (344)

Leo Villa Memorial, Coniston

Leo Villa Memorial, Coniston

Photo: Edward Felstead (11)

The Trig Point on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

The Trig Point on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Christine Shepherd (475)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Darryl Larvin (6)

The Old Man of Coniston summit

The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Kathy Gledhill (3)

On the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

On the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (13)

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)

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)

The huge summit cairn on Coniston Old Man

The huge summit cairn on Coniston Old Man

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (8)

On the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

On the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Phil Jackson (3)

Swirl How summit cairn

Swirl How summit cairn

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (12)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Mulvey (1)

The summit cairn on The Old Man of Coniston

The summit cairn on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Adrian Kingston (5)

Greenburn and Wetherlam from Swirl How

Greenburn and Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (25)

Dow Crag from the path to Goat's Water

Dow Crag from the path to Goat's Water

Photo: Gerry Ball (28)

Donald Campbell's Grave, Coniston

Donald Campbell's Grave, Coniston

Photo: Edward Felstead (12)

The 'Thumbs up' on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

The 'Thumbs up' on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (12)

The Langdale Pikes from Prison Band

The Langdale Pikes from Prison Band

Photo: Nick Snape (17)

Donald Campbell Memorial, Coniston

Donald Campbell Memorial, Coniston

Photo: Edward Felstead (10)

Low water from The Old Man of Coniston

Low water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Chris Leonard (11)

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)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Darryl Larvin (7)

On The Old Man Of Coniston

On The Old Man Of Coniston

Photo: Ian Lawrence (10)

Dow Crag from Levers Hawse

Dow Crag from Levers Hawse

Photo: David Hayter (342)

Wetherlam, Levers Water and Low Water from the top of The Old Man of Coniston

Wetherlam, Levers Water and Low Water from the top of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Ian Clarke (1)

Goat’s Water from Goat's Hawse

Goat’s Water from Goat's Hawse

Photo: David Booth (1)

Coniston Village and Lake Coniston from The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston Village and Lake Coniston from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Adrian Kingston (4)

360 degree panorama featuring Great Gable, Green Gable, Little Scoat Fell & Pillar (distance), Brandreth, Dale Head (Newlands), High Spy, Glaramara, Esk Pike, Great End and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

360 degree panorama featuring Great Gable, Green Gable, Little Scoat Fell & Pillar (distance), Brandreth, Dale Head (Newlands), High Spy, Glaramara, Esk Pike, Great End and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (15)

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (13)

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)

Morning Light on Coniston

Morning Light on Coniston

Photo: George White (22)

Coniston Water from Swirl How

Coniston Water from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (20)

On The Old Man of Coniston summit

On The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Darryl Larvin (8)

Low Water from the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Low Water from the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Neil Milling (17)

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)

Brim Fell Summit

Brim Fell Summit

Photo: David Hayter (343)

The tall beacon on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

The tall beacon on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Christine Shepherd (510)

My friend Annabelle at the summit of Coniston Old Man

My friend Annabelle at the summit of Coniston Old Man

Photo: Barry Carr (1)

Lake Coniston & Coniston Village from The Old Man of Coniston

Lake Coniston & Coniston Village from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Ian Clarke (2)

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)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Mulvey (4)

Prison Band from Swirl How

Prison Band from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (15)

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (24)

The Old Man of Coniston Summit

The Old Man of Coniston Summit

Photo: David Booth (3)

Red Gill Beck ravine SE of Walna Scar

Red Gill Beck ravine SE of Walna Scar

Photo: Gerry Ball (10)

Brim Fell End reflected in Levers Water

Brim Fell End reflected in Levers Water

Photo: Carol Furniss (1)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Dave Roberts (16)

Lake Coniston under a temperature inversion from the car park at Walna Scar Road

Lake Coniston under a temperature inversion from the car park at Walna Scar Road

Photo: Liz Halpin (8)

Goat's Water from Goat's Hawse

Goat's Water from Goat's Hawse

Photo: Gerry Ball (29)

Doing the 'Mobot' on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Doing the 'Mobot' on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (11)

Coniston Water from the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston Water from the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (15)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Mulvey (2)

Coniston Valley Inversion from White Maiden and Walna Scar

Coniston Valley Inversion from White Maiden and Walna Scar

Photo: Gerry Ball (8)

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)

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: David Hayter (176)

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)

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)

Brim Fell summit cairn

Brim Fell summit cairn

Photo: Karen Todd (1)

Sheep on Swirl How

Sheep on Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (26)

The Final Push onto The Old Man of Coniston

The Final Push onto The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Rob Pullan (23)

The S for Sugar Aircraft Crash Memorial between Swirl How, Great Carrs and Grey Friar

The S for Sugar Aircraft Crash Memorial between Swirl How, Great Carrs and Grey Friar

Photo: David Hayter (178)

The Old Man of Coniston summit trig point

The Old Man of Coniston summit trig point

Photo: Chris Leonard (10)

Black Sails and The Furness Fells from the summit of Swirl How

Black Sails and The Furness Fells from the summit of Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (18)

Lake Coniston

Lake Coniston

Photo: Liz Halpin (7)

On The Old Man of Coniston

On The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Eddie Davies (1)

Brim Fell from Swirl How

Brim Fell from Swirl How

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (11)

Brown Pike from The Old Man of Coniston

Brown Pike from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Hayter (345)

Wet Side Edge and Greenburn from Swirl How

Wet Side Edge and Greenburn from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (27)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Mulvey (3)

Levers Water and Boulder Vally from Levers Hawse

Levers Water and Boulder Vally from Levers Hawse

Photo: Alister Storey (1)

Blake How reflected in Levers Water

Blake How reflected in Levers Water

Photo: David Hayter (340)

Low Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Low Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (6)

Coniston from The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Booth (2)

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Photo: Stephen Dawson (14)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Darryl Larvin (5)

The Dog House, The Monk Coniston Estate, Coniston

The Dog House, The Monk Coniston Estate, Coniston

Photo: Edward Felstead (13)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Steve Brunt (6)

My wife Imogen, my two boys Jonathan and Matthew and me on Coniston Old Man

My wife Imogen, my two boys Jonathan and Matthew and me on Coniston Old Man

Photo: David LeHunte (1)

The huge summit cairn on Brim Fell

The huge summit cairn on Brim Fell

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (9)

The Ordnance Survey Triangulation Piller on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

The Ordnance Survey Triangulation Piller on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (7)

Broughton Moor Inversion from White Maiden and Walna Scar

Broughton Moor Inversion from White Maiden and Walna Scar

Photo: Gerry Ball (9)


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