Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale

A quieter alternative to the Coniston crowds.


Route outline for walk c303:

- Fell Foot Bridge  -   Little Langdale  -   Hollin Crag  -   Wet Side Edge  -   Little Carrs  -   Great Carrs  -   Swirl How  -   Swirl Hawse  -   Keld Gill Head  -   Black Sails  -   Red Dell Head Moss  -   Wetherlam  -   Wetherlam Edge  -   Birk Fell  -   Greenburn Beck  -   Fell Foot Bridge.




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 Great Carrs at 785m (2576ft). Great Carrs is classified as an Wainwright (No. 43). Great Carrs is also known as an English Nuttall (61st highest in England, 110th 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, 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, 127th 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 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale

In no particular order . . .

Little Langdale Tarn with sunlight on The Langdale Pikes beyond from near Slater Bridge Bridge, Little Langdale

Little Langdale Tarn with sunlight on The Langdale Pikes beyond from near Slater Bridge Bridge, Little Langdale

Photo: Ian Gaylard (12)

Near Little Langdale Tarn

Near Little Langdale Tarn

Photo: David Wright (76)

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)

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)

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)

The WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial on Great Carrs

The WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial on Great Carrs

Photo: Chris Leonard (14)

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 Wetherlam

On the summit of Wetherlam

Photo: Richard Jennings (2)

Blake Rigg and Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) from Little Langdale

Blake Rigg and Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) from Little Langdale

Photo: David Hayter (356)

The next challenge awaits, Mel and Rick approaching Wetherlam

The next challenge awaits, Mel and Rick approaching Wetherlam

Photo: Richard Jennings (1)


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