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

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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 highest in England, 87th highest in England & Wales). The Old Man of Coniston is also classified as an English Marilyn (14th highest in England, 385th highest in the UK).

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

You will also reach the summit 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).

Along the way you will also bag Wetherlam at 763m (2504ft). Wetherlam is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (64th highest in England, 109th highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 56) and an English Nuttall (78th highest in England, 132nd highest in England & Wales) ; 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 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 . . .

Old mine equipment above Crowberry Haws

Old mine equipment above Crowberry Haws

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (3)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Mulvey (2)

Coniston from The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Booth (2)

On the summit of Wetherlam

On the summit of Wetherlam

Photo: Richard Jennings (2)

Wetherlam from Swirl Hawse

Wetherlam from Swirl Hawse

Photo: Ian Gaylard (29)

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)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Mulvey (1)

Levers Water

Levers Water

Photo: David Hayter (341)

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)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (10)

The Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam

The Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam

Photo: Nick Snape (19)

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)

Brim Fell Summit

Brim Fell Summit

Photo: David Hayter (343)

My wife Imogen, my two boys Jonathan and Matthew and me on Coniston Old Man

My wife Imogen, my two boys Jonathan and Matthew and me on Coniston Old Man

Photo: David LeHunte (1)

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)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Coniston Village and Lake Coniston from The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston Village and Lake Coniston from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Adrian Kingston (4)

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)

*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)

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)

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)

Greenburn and Wetherlam from Swirl How

Greenburn and Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (25)

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)

A the summit of a snowy Wetherlam

A the summit of a snowy Wetherlam

Photo: Dan Dennehy (1)

The Old Man of Coniston summit

The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Kathy Gledhill (3)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Mulvey (3)

Little Langdale from Wetherlam

Little Langdale from Wetherlam

Photo: Mike Jennings (25)

Swirl Hause from Swirl How

Swirl Hause from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (16)

On the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

On the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (13)

Donald Campbell's Grave, Coniston

Donald Campbell's Grave, Coniston

Photo: Edward Felstead (12)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Darryl Larvin (5)

Wetherlam from The Old Man of Coniston

Wetherlam from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Richard Ratcliffe (1)

Dow Crag from Levers Hawse

Dow Crag from Levers Hawse

Photo: David Hayter (342)

Buck Pike and Dow Crag from the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Buck Pike and Dow Crag from the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (14)

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (24)

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)

The Dog House, The Monk Coniston Estate, Coniston

The Dog House, The Monk Coniston Estate, Coniston

Photo: Edward Felstead (13)

Donald Campbell Memorial, Coniston

Donald Campbell Memorial, Coniston

Photo: Edward Felstead (10)

The huge summit cairn on Coniston Old Man

The huge summit cairn on Coniston Old Man

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (8)

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)

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Photo: Stephen Dawson (14)

Lake Coniston

Lake Coniston

Photo: Liz Halpin (7)

Prison Band from Swirl How

Prison Band from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (15)

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)

The Langdale Pikes from the summit of Wetherlam

The Langdale Pikes from the summit of Wetherlam

Photo: Ian Gaylard (30)

Old mine buildings above Crowberry Haws

Old mine buildings above Crowberry Haws

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (4)

Low Water from the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Low Water from the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Neil Milling (17)

Lake Coniston & Coniston Village from The Old Man of Coniston

Lake Coniston & Coniston Village from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Ian Clarke (2)

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)

On Wetherlam summit

On Wetherlam summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (468)

Low water from The Old Man of Coniston

Low water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Chris Leonard (11)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Steve Brunt (6)

Low Water

Low Water

Photo: Adrian Kingston (2)

The Final Push onto The Old Man of Coniston

The Final Push onto The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Rob Pullan (23)

My friend Annabelle at the summit of Coniston Old Man

My friend Annabelle at the summit of Coniston Old Man

Photo: Barry Carr (1)

On The Old Man of Coniston

On The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Eddie Davies (1)

Blake How reflected in Levers Water

Blake How reflected in Levers Water

Photo: David Hayter (340)

Brown Pike from The Old Man of Coniston

Brown Pike from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Hayter (345)

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: David Hayter (176)

On The Old Man of Coniston summit

On The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Darryl Larvin (8)

The summit cairn on The Old Man of Coniston

The summit cairn on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Adrian Kingston (5)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Darryl Larvin (7)

Coniston Village and Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston Village and Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Adrian Kingston (3)

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)

The Old Man of Coniston summit trig point

The Old Man of Coniston summit trig point

Photo: Chris Leonard (10)

The next challenge awaits, Mel and Rick approaching Wetherlam

The next challenge awaits, Mel and Rick approaching Wetherlam

Photo: Richard Jennings (1)

Brim Fell summit cairn

Brim Fell summit cairn

Photo: Karen Todd (1)

Little Langdale from Wetherlam Edge

Little Langdale from Wetherlam Edge

Photo: Andy Malcolm (134)

The Old Man of Coniston summit from Brim Fell

The Old Man of Coniston summit from Brim Fell

Photo: David Hayter (344)

Mine workings below Wetherlam

Mine workings below Wetherlam

Photo: Mike Jennings (26)

Wet Side Edge and Greenburn from Swirl How

Wet Side Edge and Greenburn from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (27)

Old mine workings in the Levers Water Beck valley

Old mine workings in the Levers Water Beck valley

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (2)

Sheep on Swirl How

Sheep on Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (26)

Low Water Beck nr Coniston

Low Water Beck nr Coniston

Photo: George White (21)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Dave Roberts (16)

The tall beacon on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

The tall beacon on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Christine Shepherd (510)

Coniston Water from Swirl How

Coniston Water from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (20)

On the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

On the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Phil Jackson (3)

Doing the 'Mobot' on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Doing the 'Mobot' on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (11)

The Old Man of Coniston Summit

The Old Man of Coniston Summit

Photo: David Booth (3)

Low Water on the way up The Old Man of Coniston

Low Water on the way up The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (9)

The 'Thumbs up' on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

The 'Thumbs up' on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (12)

On The Old Man Of Coniston

On The Old Man Of Coniston

Photo: Ian Lawrence (10)

Approaching the summit of Wetherlam

Approaching the summit of Wetherlam

Photo: Simon Barnett (49)

The huge summit cairn on Brim Fell

The huge summit cairn on Brim Fell

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (9)

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)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Nick Snape (14)

The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl How summit cairn

The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl How summit cairn

Photo: Chris Leonard (12)

Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack

Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack

Photo: Chris Leonard (13)

Coniston Water from the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston Water from the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (15)

Swirl How Summit

Swirl How Summit

Photo: David Hayter (177)

Levers Water and Boulder Vally from Levers Hawse

Levers Water and Boulder Vally from Levers Hawse

Photo: Alister Storey (1)

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)

360 degree panorama featuring Great Gable, Green Gable, Little Scoat Fell & Pillar (distance), Brandreth, Dale Head (Newlands), High Spy, Glaramara, Esk Pike, Great End and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

360 degree panorama featuring Great Gable, Green Gable, Little Scoat Fell & Pillar (distance), Brandreth, Dale Head (Newlands), High Spy, Glaramara, Esk Pike, Great End and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (15)

Brim Fell from Swirl How

Brim Fell from Swirl How

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (11)

Disused mine entrance above Crowberry Haws

Disused mine entrance above Crowberry Haws

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (5)

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)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Mulvey (4)

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)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Darryl Larvin (6)

The Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam Edge

The Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam Edge

Photo: Andy Malcolm (132)

Morning Light on Coniston

Morning Light on Coniston

Photo: George White (22)

Swirl How summit cairn

Swirl How summit cairn

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (12)

Low Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Low Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (6)

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)

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)

Levers Water Waterfall

Levers Water Waterfall

Photo: Edward Felstead (14)

Coniston Old Man from Black Sails in the snow

Coniston Old Man from Black Sails in the snow

Photo: David Elliott (2)

Miners Bridge over Church Beck

Miners Bridge over Church Beck

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (1)

Leo Villa Memorial, Coniston

Leo Villa Memorial, Coniston

Photo: Edward Felstead (11)

Entering Swaledale near Keld

Entering Swaledale near Keld

Photo: Paul Holroyd (16)

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (13)

Wetherlam, Levers Water and Low Water from the top of The Old Man of Coniston

Wetherlam, Levers Water and Low Water from the top of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Ian Clarke (1)

The Langdale Pikes from Prison Band

The Langdale Pikes from Prison Band

Photo: Nick Snape (17)

*Tilberthwaite with Helvellyn and Fairfield beyond from Wetherlam

*Tilberthwaite with Helvellyn and Fairfield beyond from Wetherlam

Photo: Wayne Hill (59)

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)

The Ordnance Survey Triangulation Piller on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

The Ordnance Survey Triangulation Piller on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (7)


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