Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston

The Consiton fells without the crowds


Route outline for walk c222:

- Coniston  -   Church Beck  -   Levers Water Beck  -   Crowberry Haws  -   Low Water  -   Brim Fell  -   Levers Hawse  -   Swirl Band  -   Swirl How  -   Prison Band  -   Swirl Hawse  -   Keld Gill Head  -   Black Sails  -   Red Dell Head Moss  -   Wetherlam  -   Furness Fells  -   Coniston.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
English
Mountains
Wainwright
3
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
4
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is 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 in England, 90th in England & Wales).

Completing this walk also take you to the top 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).

You will also reach the summit of Wetherlam, 763m (2504ft). Wetherlam is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (64th highest in England, 109th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 56). Wetherlam is also known as an English Nuttall (78th in England, 132nd in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Black Sails, 745m (2445ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (72nd Eng, 127th Eng & Wal) and an English Nuttall (88th Eng, 153rd 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 c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston

In no particular order . . .

Looking across Little Langdale to the Langdale Pikes (with Pike of Stickle prominent to the left) from Wetherlam

Looking across Little Langdale to the Langdale Pikes (with Pike of Stickle prominent to the left) from Wetherlam

Photo: Rob Barklamb (23)

Greenburn Copper Works

Greenburn Copper Works

Photo: Stephen Dawson (15)

Leo Villa Memorial, Coniston

Leo Villa Memorial, Coniston

Photo: Edward Felstead (11)

Coniston Water from Swirl How

Coniston Water from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (20)

Walna Scar, Dow Crag and The Old Man of Coniston from Beacon (Blawith Fells)

Walna Scar, Dow Crag and The Old Man of Coniston from Beacon (Blawith Fells)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (135)

Plane Wreck Memorial on the summit of Great Carrs

Plane Wreck Memorial on the summit of Great Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (28)

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Photo: Stephen Dawson (14)

The Old Man of Coniston (left) and Swirl How (right) from Wetherlam summit

The Old Man of Coniston (left) and Swirl How (right) from Wetherlam summit

Photo: Richard Jennings (3)

Yew Dale Tarn nr Coniston

Yew Dale Tarn nr Coniston

Photo: George White (23)

Sheep on Swirl How

Sheep on Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (26)


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