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

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).

Along the way you will also bag Great Carrs at 785m (2576ft). Great Carrs is classified as a Wainwright (No. 43) and an English Nuttall (61st highest in England, 110th highest in England & Wales) ; Dow Crag at 778m (2553ft). Dow Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (55th highest in England, 98th highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 48) and an English Nuttall (67th highest in England, 119th highest in England & Wales) ; Grey Friar at 770m (2527ft). Grey Friar is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (60th highest in England, 104th highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 53) and an English Nuttall (74th highest in England, 127th 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 c179 The Seathwaite Round from Seathwaite, Duddon Valley

In no particular order . . .

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)

Seathwaite Tarn and Duddon Valley from Grey Friar

Seathwaite Tarn and Duddon Valley from Grey Friar

Photo: James Brennan (4)

Goat's Water below Dow Crag

Goat's Water below Dow Crag

Photo: Andy Malcolm (162)

Swirl How from Great Carrs

Swirl How from Great Carrs

Photo: Chris Leonard (17)

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)

Seathwaite Tarn

Seathwaite Tarn

Photo: Chris Leonard (22)

On The Old Man of Coniston summit

On The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Darryl Larvin (8)

Grey Friar summit cairns

Grey Friar summit cairns

Photo: Chris Leonard (19)

Lone Tree near Long Houses, Seathwaite, Duddon Valley

Lone Tree near Long Houses, Seathwaite, Duddon Valley

Photo: Terry Jones (1)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Mulvey (4)

Greenburn and Wetherlam from Swirl How

Greenburn and Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (25)

Great Carrs from Grey Friar

Great Carrs from Grey Friar

Photo: Stephen Dawson (12)

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)

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)

Brim Fell summit cairn

Brim Fell summit cairn

Photo: Karen Todd (1)

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)

Swirl How summit cairn

Swirl How summit cairn

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (12)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Dave Roberts (16)

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)

The huge summit cairn on Brim Fell

The huge summit cairn on Brim Fell

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (9)

Goat's Water from Goat's Hawse

Goat's Water from Goat's Hawse

Photo: Gerry Ball (29)

Swirl How Summit

Swirl How Summit

Photo: David Hayter (177)

Goat’s Water from Goat's Hawse

Goat’s Water from Goat's Hawse

Photo: David Booth (1)

The WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial on Great Carrs

The WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial on Great Carrs

Photo: Chris Leonard (14)

Dow Crag summit

Dow Crag summit

Photo: Neil Milling (18)

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)

Wetherlam from The Old Man of Coniston

Wetherlam from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Richard Ratcliffe (1)

Coniston from The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Booth (2)

Seathwaite Tarn from Grey Friar

Seathwaite Tarn from Grey Friar

Photo: David Hayter (175)

On The Old Man of Coniston

On The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Eddie Davies (1)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

The Old Man of Coniston Summit

The Old Man of Coniston Summit

Photo: David Booth (3)

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)

Coniston Water from the summit of Great Carrs

Coniston Water from the summit of Great Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (17)

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)

Dow Crag from Brown Pike summit

Dow Crag from Brown Pike summit

Photo: Chris Leonard (2)

Dow Crag (foreground) and Brown Pike

Dow Crag (foreground) and Brown Pike

Photo: Chris Leonard (8)

Seathwaite Tarn Dam

Seathwaite Tarn Dam

Photo: Chris Leonard (23)

Brown Pike from Dow Crag

Brown Pike from Dow Crag

Photo: Chris Leonard (7)

On The Old Man Of Coniston

On The Old Man Of Coniston

Photo: Ian Lawrence (10)

The Final Push onto The Old Man of Coniston

The Final Push onto The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Rob Pullan (23)

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: David Hayter (176)

Low Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Low Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (6)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Darryl Larvin (6)

Sheep on Swirl How

Sheep on Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (26)

Broughton Moor Inversion from White Maiden and Walna Scar

Broughton Moor Inversion from White Maiden and Walna Scar

Photo: Gerry Ball (9)

Seathwaite Tarn Outflow

Seathwaite Tarn Outflow

Photo: Chris Leonard (21)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Mulvey (3)

Swirl Hause from Swirl How

Swirl Hause from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (16)

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)

Walna Scar and White Maiden from Brown Pike

Walna Scar and White Maiden from Brown Pike

Photo: Chris Leonard (1)

The Scafell Range from Great Carrs

The Scafell Range from Great Carrs

Photo: David Hayter (170)

Blind Tarn from Brown Pike

Blind Tarn from Brown Pike

Photo: Chris Leonard (3)

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)

Low water from The Old Man of Coniston

Low water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Chris Leonard (11)

The Old Man of Coniston summit

The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Kathy Gledhill (3)

Red Gill Beck ravine SE of Walna Scar

Red Gill Beck ravine SE of Walna Scar

Photo: Gerry Ball (10)

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)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Steve Brunt (6)

Greenburn Valley and Little Langdale from Great Carrs

Greenburn Valley and Little Langdale from Great Carrs

Photo: David Hayter (173)

Swirl How, Top of Broad Slack and Great Carrs from Little Carrs

Swirl How, Top of Broad Slack and Great Carrs from Little Carrs

Photo: Karen Todd (4)

Duddon Valley and Harter Fell from Grey Friar

Duddon Valley and Harter Fell from Grey Friar

Photo: David Hayter (169)

Lake Coniston & Coniston Village from The Old Man of Coniston

Lake Coniston & Coniston Village from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Ian Clarke (2)

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)

Brown Pike from The Old Man of Coniston

Brown Pike from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Hayter (345)

Levers Water and Boulder Vally from Levers Hawse

Levers Water and Boulder Vally from Levers Hawse

Photo: Alister Storey (1)

The WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial on Great Carrs

The WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial on Great Carrs

Photo: Chris Leonard (16)

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)

Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack

Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack

Photo: Chris Leonard (13)

Coniston Water from Swirl How

Coniston Water from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (20)

The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl How summit cairn

The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl How summit cairn

Photo: Chris Leonard (12)

My friend Annabelle at the summit of Coniston Old Man

My friend Annabelle at the summit of Coniston Old Man

Photo: Barry Carr (1)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Nick Snape (14)

Goat's Water from Dow Crag

Goat's Water from Dow Crag

Photo: Chris Leonard (6)

Goat's Water from the summit of Dow Crag

Goat's Water from the summit of Dow Crag

Photo: Neil Milling (19)

The huge summit cairn on Coniston Old Man

The huge summit cairn on Coniston Old Man

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (8)

*Dow Crag, Goat's Hawse, Goast's Water and The Old Man of Coniston from Brown Pike

*Dow Crag, Goat's Hawse, Goast's Water and The Old Man of Coniston from Brown Pike

Photo: Chris Leonard (5)

The summit cairn on The Old Man of Coniston

The summit cairn on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Adrian Kingston (5)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (10)

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)

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)

Brim Fell from Swirl How

Brim Fell from Swirl How

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (11)

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)

Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Photo: James Brennan (3)

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)

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (13)

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (24)

Swirl How from Great Carrs

Swirl How from Great Carrs

Photo: Karen Todd (3)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Darryl Larvin (7)

Plane Wreck Memorial on the summit of Great Carrs

Plane Wreck Memorial on the summit of Great Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (28)

Coniston and Coniston Water from Dow Crag

Coniston and Coniston Water from Dow Crag

Photo: Chris Oakley (5)

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)

Little Langdale from Great Carrs

Little Langdale from Great Carrs

Photo: Karen Todd (2)

Coniston Valley Inversion from White Maiden and Walna Scar

Coniston Valley Inversion from White Maiden and Walna Scar

Photo: Gerry Ball (8)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Mulvey (2)

The Greenburn Valley from Great Carrs

The Greenburn Valley from Great Carrs

Photo: Stephen Dawson (16)

Brown Pike and Blind Tarn from Dow Crag

Brown Pike and Blind Tarn from Dow Crag

Photo: Chris Leonard (4)

Dow Crag from Goat's Hawse

Dow Crag from Goat's Hawse

Photo: Chris Leonard (9)

On the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

On the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Phil Jackson (3)

The cairn and plane crash memorial on the summit of Great Carrs

The cairn and plane crash memorial on the summit of Great Carrs

Photo: Christine Shepherd (525)

Wet Side Edge and Greenburn from Swirl How

Wet Side Edge and Greenburn from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (27)

Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Photo: David Hayter (171)

The Old Man of Coniston summit trig point

The Old Man of Coniston summit trig point

Photo: Chris Leonard (10)

Wet Side Edge and Greenburn Reservoir from the summit of Great Carrs

Wet Side Edge and Greenburn Reservoir from the summit of Great Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (22)

On the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

On the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (13)

Dow Crag from Levers Hawse

Dow Crag from Levers Hawse

Photo: David Hayter (342)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Mulvey (1)

Seathwaite Tarn from (the lower slopes of) Grey Friar

Seathwaite Tarn from (the lower slopes of) Grey Friar

Photo: Chris Leonard (20)

Dow Crag summit

Dow Crag summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (488)

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)

Cold Pike (left) and Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) from the summit of Great Carrs

Cold Pike (left) and Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) from the summit of Great Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (21)

The Old Man of Coniston summit from Brim Fell

The Old Man of Coniston summit from Brim Fell

Photo: David Hayter (344)

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)

Great Carrs Summit

Great Carrs Summit

Photo: David Hayter (172)

Brim Fell Summit

Brim Fell Summit

Photo: David Hayter (343)

Skiddaw from Great Carrs

Skiddaw from Great Carrs

Photo: Stephen Dawson (19)

The Scafell Massif from Great Carrs

The Scafell Massif from Great Carrs

Photo: Stephen Dawson (22)

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)

The WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial on Great Carrs

The WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial on Great Carrs

Photo: Chris Leonard (15)

The Scafell Massif laced by low cloud from Great Carrs

The Scafell Massif laced by low cloud from Great Carrs

Photo: Rob Barklamb (25)

Prison Band from Swirl How

Prison Band from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (15)

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)

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)

Swirl How and The Old Man of Coniston from Grey Friar

Swirl How and The Old Man of Coniston from Grey Friar

Photo: Chris Leonard (18)

Matterhorn Rock on Grey Friar

Matterhorn Rock on Grey Friar

Photo: David Hayter (174)

Morning Light on Coniston

Morning Light on Coniston

Photo: George White (22)


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