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

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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 highest in England, 90th highest in England & Wales).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top 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).

You will also reach the summit of Wetherlam at 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 highest in England, 133rd highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:

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 . . .

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - A frozen Low Water - with The Old Man of Coniston beyond

A frozen Low Water - with The Old Man of Coniston beyond

Photo: Mike Jennings (24)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Lake Coniston

Lake Coniston

Photo: Liz Halpin (7)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - A the summit of a snowy Wetherlam

A the summit of a snowy Wetherlam

Photo: Dan Dennehy (1)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Swirl How Summit

Swirl How Summit

Photo: David Hayter (177)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Brim Fell summit cairn

Brim Fell summit cairn

Photo: Karen Todd (1)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Coniston Water from Swirl How

Coniston Water from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (20)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Levers Water and The Old Man of Coniston from Black Sails summit cairn

Levers Water and The Old Man of Coniston from Black Sails summit cairn

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (14)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Old quarry workers dwellings at Crowberry Haws near the foot of The Old Man of Coniston

Old quarry workers dwellings at Crowberry Haws near the foot of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Glynn Trueman (20)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack

Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack

Photo: Chris Leonard (13)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Greenburn and Wetherlam from Swirl How

Greenburn and Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (25)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - On Wetherlam summit

On Wetherlam summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (468)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Brim Fell Summit

Brim Fell Summit

Photo: David Hayter (343)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - 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)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Disused mine entrance above Crowberry Haws

Disused mine entrance above Crowberry Haws

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (5)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Levers Water

Levers Water

Photo: David Hayter (341)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - *Little Langdale with the Langdale Pikes, Helvellyn and Fairfield beyond from 
        Wetherlam

*Little Langdale with the Langdale Pikes, Helvellyn and Fairfield beyond from Wetherlam

Photo: Wayne Hill (58)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Morning Light on Coniston

Morning Light on Coniston

Photo: George White (22)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - The Langdale Pikes from Prison Band

The Langdale Pikes from Prison Band

Photo: Nick Snape (17)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Old mine workings in the Levers Water Beck valley

Old mine workings in the Levers Water Beck valley

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (2)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - 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)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Donald Campbell's Grave, Coniston

Donald Campbell's Grave, Coniston

Photo: Edward Felstead (12)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Sheep on Swirl How

Sheep on Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (26)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Blake How reflected in Levers Water

Blake How reflected in Levers Water

Photo: David Hayter (340)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Wetherlam from Swirl How

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (24)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Wet Side Edge and Greenburn from Swirl How

Wet Side Edge and Greenburn from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (27)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Mine workings below Wetherlam

Mine workings below Wetherlam

Photo: Mike Jennings (26)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Levers Water Waterfall

Levers Water Waterfall

Photo: Edward Felstead (14)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Approaching the summit of Wetherlam

Approaching the summit of Wetherlam

Photo: Simon Barnett (49)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - 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)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - The Old Man of Coniston summit from Brim Fell

The Old Man of Coniston summit from Brim Fell

Photo: David Hayter (344)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Prison Band from Swirl How

Prison Band from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (15)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Low Water - on the way up The Old Man of Coniston

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

Photo: Kathy Gledhill (1)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Wetherlam from Swirl How

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: David Hayter (176)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Coniston Old Man from Black Sails in the snow

Coniston Old Man from Black Sails in the snow

Photo: David Elliott (2)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - 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)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - 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)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Swirl How summit cairn

Swirl How summit cairn

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (12)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - On the summit of Wetherlam

On the summit of Wetherlam

Photo: Richard Jennings (2)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - The huge summit cairn on Brim Fell

The huge summit cairn on Brim Fell

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (9)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - The Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam

The Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam

Photo: Nick Snape (19)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - *Tilberthwaite with Helvellyn and Fairfield beyond from Wetherlam

*Tilberthwaite with Helvellyn and Fairfield beyond from Wetherlam

Photo: Wayne Hill (59)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - The Langdale Pikes from the summit of Wetherlam

The Langdale Pikes from the summit of Wetherlam

Photo: Ian Gaylard (30)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Levers Water and Boulder Vally from Levers Hawse

Levers Water and Boulder Vally from Levers Hawse

Photo: Alister Storey (1)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Levers Water from Swirl Hawse

Levers Water from Swirl Hawse

Photo: Nick Snape (18)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - The Old Man of Coniston (left) and Brim Fell from near Low Water

The Old Man of Coniston (left) and Brim Fell from near Low Water

Photo: Adrian Kingston (1)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Swirl Hause from Swirl How

Swirl Hause from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (16)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Little Langdale from Wetherlam

Little Langdale from Wetherlam

Photo: Mike Jennings (25)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Dow Crag from Levers Hawse

Dow Crag from Levers Hawse

Photo: David Hayter (342)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Snow on Black Sails summit cairn with Great Carrs (centre left) and Scafell Pike (far right) in the background

Snow on Black Sails summit cairn with Great Carrs (centre left) and Scafell Pike (far right) in the background

Photo: David Elliott (1)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - 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)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Donald Campbell Memorial, Coniston

Donald Campbell Memorial, Coniston

Photo: Edward Felstead (10)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Miners Bridge over Church Beck

Miners Bridge over Church Beck

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (1)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Old mine equipment above Crowberry Haws

Old mine equipment above Crowberry Haws

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (3)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - The Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam Edge

The Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam Edge

Photo: Andy Malcolm (132)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Old mine buildings above Crowberry Haws

Old mine buildings above Crowberry Haws

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (4)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl How summit cairn

The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl How summit cairn

Photo: Chris Leonard (12)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Little Langdale from Wetherlam Edge

Little Langdale from Wetherlam Edge

Photo: Andy Malcolm (134)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Low Water

Low Water

Photo: Adrian Kingston (2)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - The Dog House, The Monk Coniston Estate, Coniston

The Dog House, The Monk Coniston Estate, Coniston

Photo: Edward Felstead (13)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - 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)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Brim Fell from Swirl How

Brim Fell from Swirl How

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (11)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Levers Water and The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl Hawse

Levers Water and The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl Hawse

Photo: David Booth (4)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Leo Villa Memorial, Coniston

Leo Villa Memorial, Coniston

Photo: Edward Felstead (11)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - 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)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - 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)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Great Carrs from Swirl How

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (13)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Great Carrs from Swirl How

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Photo: Stephen Dawson (14)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - 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)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Wetherlam from Swirl Hawse

Wetherlam from Swirl Hawse

Photo: Ian Gaylard (29)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - The next challenge awaits, Mel and Rick approaching Wetherlam

The next challenge awaits, Mel and Rick approaching Wetherlam

Photo: Richard Jennings (1)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - 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)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Jemima en-route up Wetherlam

Jemima en-route up Wetherlam

Photo: Martin Corbett (1)

Walk c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston - Low Water Beck nr Coniston

Low Water Beck nr Coniston

Photo: George White (21)


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