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




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on 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 (2633ft). Swirl How is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (40th 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, 89th 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, 110th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 56).

Wetherlam is also known as an English Nuttall (78th highest in England, 134th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:


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

In no particular order . . .

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Coniston Water from Swirl How

Coniston Water from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (20)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - 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 c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - *Tilberthwaite with Helvellyn and Fairfield beyond from Wetherlam

*Tilberthwaite with Helvellyn and Fairfield beyond from Wetherlam

Photo: Wayne Hill (59)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Little Langdale from Wetherlam

Little Langdale from Wetherlam

Photo: Mike Jennings (25)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Photo: David Hayter (171)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - On the summit of Wetherlam

On the summit of Wetherlam

Photo: Richard Jennings (2)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Great Carrs Summit

Great Carrs Summit

Photo: David Hayter (172)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - 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 c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - The Scafell Range from Great Carrs

The Scafell Range from Great Carrs

Photo: David Hayter (170)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - 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 c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Brim Fell from Swirl How

Brim Fell from Swirl How

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (11)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Little Langdale from Wetherlam Edge

Little Langdale from Wetherlam Edge

Photo: Andy Malcolm (134)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - 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 c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Plane Wreck Memorial on the summit of Great Carrs

Plane Wreck Memorial on the summit of Great Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (28)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Mine workings below Wetherlam

Mine workings below Wetherlam

Photo: Mike Jennings (26)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Knott Head above Little Langdale Tarn from near Slater Bridge Bridge, Little Langdale

Knott Head above Little Langdale Tarn from near Slater Bridge Bridge, Little Langdale

Photo: Ian Gaylard (13)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Greenburn Valley and Little Langdale from Great Carrs

Greenburn Valley and Little Langdale from Great Carrs

Photo: David Hayter (173)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - 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)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - The WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial on Great Carrs

The WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial on Great Carrs

Photo: Chris Leonard (15)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - 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 c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Swirl How summit cairn

Swirl How summit cairn

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (12)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - On Wetherlam summit

On Wetherlam summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (468)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Coniston Water from the summit of Great Carrs

Coniston Water from the summit of Great Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (17)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - 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 c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Swirl Hause from Swirl How

Swirl Hause from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (16)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Little Langdale from Great Carrs

Little Langdale from Great Carrs

Photo: Karen Todd (2)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) and the Wrynose Pass from Wet Side Edge

Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) and the Wrynose Pass from Wet Side Edge

Photo: Stephen Dawson (21)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - The WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial on Great Carrs

The WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial on Great Carrs

Photo: Chris Leonard (16)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - The Langdale Pikes from the summit of Wetherlam

The Langdale Pikes from the summit of Wetherlam

Photo: Ian Gaylard (30)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - The Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam

The Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam

Photo: Nick Snape (19)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - 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 c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Swirl How Summit

Swirl How Summit

Photo: David Hayter (177)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Wetherlam from Little Langdale

Wetherlam from Little Langdale

Photo: David Wright (75)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Wetherlam from Swirl How

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: David Hayter (176)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - 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 c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Approaching the summit of Wetherlam

Approaching the summit of Wetherlam

Photo: Simon Barnett (49)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Climbing Wetherlamd from Little Langdale

Climbing Wetherlamd from Little Langdale

Photo: Simon Barnett (48)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Greenburn and Wetherlam from Swirl How

Greenburn and Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (25)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Slater Bridge, Little Langdale

Slater Bridge, Little Langdale

Photo: Hugh Turner (1)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Prison Band from Swirl How

Prison Band from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (15)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Little Langdale Tarn and Wetherlam

Little Langdale Tarn and Wetherlam

Photo: David Hayter (355)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - 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)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Busk Pike and The Langdale Pikes beyond Little Langdale Tarn from near Slater Bridge Bridge, Little Langdale

Busk Pike and The Langdale Pikes beyond Little Langdale Tarn from near Slater Bridge Bridge, Little Langdale

Photo: Ian Gaylard (14)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Great Carrs from Little Carrs

Great Carrs from Little Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (20)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Swirl How from Great Carrs

Swirl How from Great Carrs

Photo: Karen Todd (3)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - The Greenburn Valley from Great Carrs

The Greenburn Valley from Great Carrs

Photo: Stephen Dawson (16)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - *Bowfell, Esk Pike and (the end of) The Scafell Massif from Langdale

*Bowfell, Esk Pike and (the end of) The Scafell Massif from Langdale

Photo: Robert Withers (2)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Crinkle Crags with snow dusting from Wetherlam Edge

Crinkle Crags with snow dusting from Wetherlam Edge

Photo: Simon Barnett (51)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Its a dogs-life in Langdale

Its a dogs-life in Langdale

Photo: Toby Mettam (1)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Little Langdale Tarn

Little Langdale Tarn

Photo: David Wright (77)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - The WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial on Great Carrs

The WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial on Great Carrs

Photo: Chris Leonard (14)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Great Carrs from Swirl How

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Photo: Stephen Dawson (14)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Skiddaw from Great Carrs

Skiddaw from Great Carrs

Photo: Stephen Dawson (19)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - 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)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Little Langdale from Wet Side Edge

Little Langdale from Wet Side Edge

Photo: Stephen Dawson (18)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Levers Water from Swirl Hawse

Levers Water from Swirl Hawse

Photo: Nick Snape (18)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - A the summit of a snowy Wetherlam

A the summit of a snowy Wetherlam

Photo: Dan Dennehy (1)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - 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 c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Greenburn Copper Works

Greenburn Copper Works

Photo: Stephen Dawson (15)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Wet Side Edge and Greenburn from Swirl How

Wet Side Edge and Greenburn from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (27)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Towards Loughrigg Fell from Little Langdale

Towards Loughrigg Fell from Little Langdale

Photo: David Hayter (357)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - *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 c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Wetherlam from Swirl How

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (24)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - 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)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - The next challenge awaits, Mel and Rick approaching Wetherlam

The next challenge awaits, Mel and Rick approaching Wetherlam

Photo: Richard Jennings (1)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Near Little Langdale Tarn

Near Little Langdale Tarn

Photo: David Wright (76)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Little Carrs from Hell Gill Pike, Wet Side Edge

Little Carrs from Hell Gill Pike, Wet Side Edge

Photo: Ian Gaylard (23)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco), Pavey Ark and the Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam Edge

Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco), Pavey Ark and the Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam Edge

Photo: Simon Barnett (50)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - 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 c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Wetherlam from Swirl Hawse

Wetherlam from Swirl Hawse

Photo: Ian Gaylard (29)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Sheep on Swirl How

Sheep on Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (26)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Matterhorn Rock on Grey Friar

Matterhorn Rock on Grey Friar

Photo: David Hayter (174)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Photo: James Brennan (3)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Coniston Old Man from Black Sails in the snow

Coniston Old Man from Black Sails in the snow

Photo: David Elliott (2)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - The Scafell Massif from Great Carrs

The Scafell Massif from Great Carrs

Photo: Stephen Dawson (22)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Cold Pike (left) and Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) from the summit of Great Carrs

Cold Pike (left) and Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) from the summit of Great Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (21)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Great Carrs and Swirl How under a dusting of snow from Greenburn Beck

Great Carrs and Swirl How under a dusting of snow from Greenburn Beck

Photo: Simon Barnett (47)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - The Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam Edge

The Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam Edge

Photo: Andy Malcolm (132)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - The cairn and plane crash memorial on the summit of Great Carrs

The cairn and plane crash memorial on the summit of Great Carrs

Photo: Christine Shepherd (525)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Castle Howe with Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) beyond from near Slater Bridge Bridge, Little Langdale

Castle Howe with Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) beyond from near Slater Bridge Bridge, Little Langdale

Photo: Ian Gaylard (15)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Cold Pike from the summit of Little Carrs

Cold Pike from the summit of Little Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (19)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - 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 c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - The Scafell Massif laced by low cloud from Great Carrs

The Scafell Massif laced by low cloud from Great Carrs

Photo: Rob Barklamb (25)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack

Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack

Photo: Chris Leonard (13)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Jemima en-route up Wetherlam

Jemima en-route up Wetherlam

Photo: Martin Corbett (1)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Swirl How from Great Carrs

Swirl How from Great Carrs

Photo: Chris Leonard (17)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Great Carrs from Swirl How

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (13)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - Fell Foot Bridge, Little Langdale

Fell Foot Bridge, Little Langdale

Photo: Ian Gaylard (16)

Walk c303 Swirl How and Wetherlam from Little Langdale - 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)


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