Walk c179 The Seathwaite Round from Seathwaite, Duddon Valley

Quiet and lonely (except for the Old Man!)


Route outline for walk c179:

- Walna Scar Road (nr Seathwaite Duddon Valley)  -   Long Houses  -   Brown Pike  -   Dow Crag  -   Goat's Hawse  -   The Old Man of Coniston  -   Brim Fell  -   Levers Hawse  -   Swirl Band  -   Swirl How  -   Great Carrs  -   Grey Friar  -   Seathwaite Tarn  -   Walna Scar Road.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
4
English
Mountains
Wainwright
6
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
6
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).

Along the way you will also bag Great Carrs, 785m (2576ft) - a Wainwright (No. 43) and an English Nuttall (61st Eng, 110th Eng & Wal); Dow Crag 778m (2553ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (55th Eng, 98th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 48) and an English Nuttall (67th Eng, 119th Eng & Wal) and Grey Friar 770m (2527ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (60th Eng, 104th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 53) and an English Nuttall (74th Eng, 127th Eng & Wal).


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 c179 The Seathwaite Round from Seathwaite, Duddon Valley

In no particular order . . .

The Old Man of Coniston Summit

The Old Man of Coniston Summit

Photo: David Booth (3)

Coniston and Coniston Water from Dow Crag

Coniston and Coniston Water from Dow Crag

Photo: Chris Oakley (5)

The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl How summit cairn

The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl How summit cairn

Photo: Chris Leonard (12)

Brim Fell summit cairn

Brim Fell summit cairn

Photo: Karen Todd (1)

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: David Hayter (176)

Dow Crag summit

Dow Crag summit

Photo: Neil Milling (18)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (10)

Great Carrs Summit

Great Carrs Summit

Photo: David Hayter (172)

Swirl Hause from Swirl How

Swirl Hause from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (16)

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Photo: Stephen Dawson (14)


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