Walk c306 The Old Man of Coniston and Wetherlam from Coniston

Superb views of Coniston Water


Route outline for walk c306:

- Coniston  -   Church Beck  -   Levers Water Beck  -   Crowberry Haws  -   Low Water  -   The Old Man of Coniston  -   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
4
English
Mountains
Wainwright
4
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
5
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is The Old Man of Coniston at 803m (2635ft). The Old Man of Coniston is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (37th highest in England, 71st highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 30). The Old Man of Coniston is also known as an English Nuttall (45th in England, 87th in England & Wales). The Old Man of Coniston is classified as a Marilyn (14th highest in England, 385th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Swirl How, 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).

You will also reach the summit 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).

Along the way you will also bag Wetherlam, 763m (2504ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (64th Eng, 109th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 56) and an English Nuttall (78th Eng, 132nd Eng & Wal) and 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 Map:

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 c306 The Old Man of Coniston and Wetherlam from Coniston

In no particular order . . .

Swirl How summit cairn

Swirl How summit cairn

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (12)

The Trig Point on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

The Trig Point on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Christine Shepherd (475)

Mine workings below Wetherlam

Mine workings below Wetherlam

Photo: Mike Jennings (26)

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)

Levers Water

Levers Water

Photo: David Hayter (341)

On the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

On the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Phil Jackson (3)

Levers Water and Boulder Vally from Levers Hawse

Levers Water and Boulder Vally from Levers Hawse

Photo: Alister Storey (1)

Little Langdale from Wetherlam Edge

Little Langdale from Wetherlam Edge

Photo: Andy Malcolm (134)

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)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Steve Brunt (6)


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