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 . . .

*Tilberthwaite with Helvellyn and Fairfield beyond from Wetherlam

*Tilberthwaite with Helvellyn and Fairfield beyond from Wetherlam

Photo: Wayne Hill (59)

The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl How summit cairn

The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl How summit cairn

Photo: Chris Leonard (12)

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)

Above Low Water on the way up The Old Man of Coniston

Above Low Water on the way up The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Kathy Gledhill (2)

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)

Disused Quarry workings near Low Water below The Old Man of Coniston

Disused Quarry workings near Low Water below The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Adrian Kingston (6)

John, Andy and myself on High Street in the snow

John, Andy and myself on High Street in the snow

Photo: Richard Jennings (4)

Morning Light on Coniston

Morning Light on Coniston

Photo: George White (22)

Yew Dale Tarn nr Coniston

Yew Dale Tarn nr Coniston

Photo: George White (23)

Prison Band from Swirl How

Prison Band from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (15)


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