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 a English Mountain (Hewitt) (39th highest in England, 74th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 32). Swirl How is also known as a 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 a Wainwright (No. 37). Brim Fell is also known as a 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 a English Mountain (Hewitt) (64th highest in England, 109th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 56). Wetherlam is also known as a English Nuttall (78th highest in England, 132nd highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Black Sails at 745m (2445ft). Black Sails is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (72nd England, 126th Eng & Wal) and an English Nuttall (88th highest in England, 153rd 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 c222 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Coniston

In no particular order . . .

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (13)

Sheep on Swirl How

Sheep on Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (26)

Morning Light on Coniston

Morning Light on Coniston

Photo: George White (22)

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)

Approaching the summit of Wetherlam

Approaching the summit of Wetherlam

Photo: Simon Barnett (49)

Prison Band from Swirl How

Prison Band from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (15)

Miners Bridge over Church Beck

Miners Bridge over Church Beck

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (1)

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)

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)

Low Water Beck nr Coniston

Low Water Beck nr Coniston

Photo: George White (21)

Mine workings below Wetherlam

Mine workings below Wetherlam

Photo: Mike Jennings (26)

Brim Fell from Swirl How

Brim Fell from Swirl How

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (11)

Swirl How Summit

Swirl How Summit

Photo: David Hayter (177)

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)

Dow Crag from Levers Hawse

Dow Crag from Levers Hawse

Photo: David Hayter (342)

Coniston Water from Swirl How

Coniston Water from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (20)

Blake How reflected in Levers Water

Blake How reflected in Levers Water

Photo: David Hayter (340)

Wetherlam from Swirl Hawse

Wetherlam from Swirl Hawse

Photo: Ian Gaylard (29)

The Dog House, The Monk Coniston Estate, Coniston

The Dog House, The Monk Coniston Estate, Coniston

Photo: Edward Felstead (13)

Swirl Hause from Swirl How

Swirl Hause from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (16)

The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl How summit cairn

The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl How summit cairn

Photo: Chris Leonard (12)

Coniston Old Man from Black Sails in the snow

Coniston Old Man from Black Sails in the snow

Photo: David Elliott (2)

Donald Campbell Memorial, Coniston

Donald Campbell Memorial, Coniston

Photo: Edward Felstead (10)

Swirl How summit cairn

Swirl How summit cairn

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (12)

The huge summit cairn on Brim Fell

The huge summit cairn on Brim Fell

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (9)

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Photo: Stephen Dawson (14)

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)

Old mine buildings above Crowberry Haws

Old mine buildings above Crowberry Haws

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (4)

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)

The Langdale Pikes from the summit of Wetherlam

The Langdale Pikes from the summit of Wetherlam

Photo: Ian Gaylard (30)

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)

Brim Fell Summit

Brim Fell Summit

Photo: David Hayter (343)

Wet Side Edge and Greenburn from Swirl How

Wet Side Edge and Greenburn from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (27)

Little Langdale from Wetherlam

Little Langdale from Wetherlam

Photo: Mike Jennings (25)

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)

Disused mine entrance above Crowberry Haws

Disused mine entrance above Crowberry Haws

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (5)

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)

Greenburn and Wetherlam from Swirl How

Greenburn and Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (25)

Low Water

Low Water

Photo: Adrian Kingston (2)

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)

Levers Water from Swirl Hawse

Levers Water from Swirl Hawse

Photo: Nick Snape (18)

Jemima en-route up Wetherlam

Jemima en-route up Wetherlam

Photo: Martin Corbett (1)

On the summit of Wetherlam

On the summit of Wetherlam

Photo: Richard Jennings (2)

The Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam

The Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam

Photo: Nick Snape (19)

Donald Campbell's Grave, Coniston

Donald Campbell's Grave, Coniston

Photo: Edward Felstead (12)

Little Langdale from Wetherlam Edge

Little Langdale from Wetherlam Edge

Photo: Andy Malcolm (134)

Levers Water

Levers Water

Photo: David Hayter (341)

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: David Hayter (176)

The Old Man of Coniston summit from Brim Fell

The Old Man of Coniston summit from Brim Fell

Photo: David Hayter (344)

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)

*Tilberthwaite with Helvellyn and Fairfield beyond from Wetherlam

*Tilberthwaite with Helvellyn and Fairfield beyond from Wetherlam

Photo: Wayne Hill (59)

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)

Old mine equipment above Crowberry Haws

Old mine equipment above Crowberry Haws

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (3)

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)

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)

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)

Levers Water Waterfall

Levers Water Waterfall

Photo: Edward Felstead (14)

On Wetherlam summit

On Wetherlam summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (468)

Old mine workings in the Levers Water Beck valley

Old mine workings in the Levers Water Beck valley

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (2)

Levers Water and Boulder Vally from Levers Hawse

Levers Water and Boulder Vally from Levers Hawse

Photo: Alister Storey (1)

The next challenge awaits, Mel and Rick approaching Wetherlam

The next challenge awaits, Mel and Rick approaching Wetherlam

Photo: Richard Jennings (1)

Lake Coniston

Lake Coniston

Photo: Liz Halpin (7)

The Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam Edge

The Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam Edge

Photo: Andy Malcolm (132)

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)

A the summit of a snowy Wetherlam

A the summit of a snowy Wetherlam

Photo: Dan Dennehy (1)

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)

Brim Fell summit cairn

Brim Fell summit cairn

Photo: Karen Todd (1)

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (24)

The Langdale Pikes from Prison Band

The Langdale Pikes from Prison Band

Photo: Nick Snape (17)

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)

Leo Villa Memorial, Coniston

Leo Villa Memorial, Coniston

Photo: Edward Felstead (11)

*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)

Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack

Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack

Photo: Chris Leonard (13)


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