Walk c420 The Coniston Fells from Walna Scar Road, Coniston

Superb high level route


Route outline for walk c420:

- Coniston  -   Walna Scar Road  -   Boo Tarn  -   Torver Beck  -   Cove Bridge  -   Goat's Water  -   Goat's Hawse  -   Dow Crag  -   Goat's Hawse  -   The Old Man of Coniston  -   Brim Fell  -   Levers Hawse  -   Grey Friar  -   Great Carrs  -   Swirl How  -   Prison Band  -   Keld Gill Head  -   Wetherlam  -   Swirl Hawse  -   Levers Water  -   Crowberry Haws  -   Walna Scar Road  -   Coniston.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
5
English
Mountains
Wainwright
7
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
7
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 Great Carrs, 785m (2576ft) - a Wainwright (No. 43) and an English Nuttall (61st Eng, 110th Eng & Wal); Dow Crag 778m (2553ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (55th Eng, 98th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 48) and an English Nuttall (67th Eng, 119th Eng & Wal); Grey Friar 770m (2527ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (60th Eng, 104th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 53) and an English Nuttall (74th Eng, 127th Eng & Wal) and 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).


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 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 c420 The Coniston Fells from Walna Scar Road, Coniston

In no particular order . . .

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)

Goat's Water from Dow Crag

Goat's Water from Dow Crag

Photo: Chris Leonard (6)

Lake Coniston under a temperature inversion from the car park at Walna Scar Road

Lake Coniston under a temperature inversion from the car park at Walna Scar Road

Photo: Liz Halpin (8)

Grasmere from Helm Crag

Grasmere from Helm Crag

Photo: Wayne Hill (60)

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)

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)

Low water from The Old Man of Coniston

Low water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Chris Leonard (11)

On Y Clegyr above Llyn Padarn (Llanberis) with Crib Goch, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Moel Cynghorion, Foel Goch (Snowdon), Foel Gron and Moel Eilio (Llanberis) in the background

On Y Clegyr above Llyn Padarn (Llanberis) with Crib Goch, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Moel Cynghorion, Foel Goch (Snowdon), Foel Gron and Moel Eilio (Llanberis) in the background

Photo: Dan Dennehy (2)

Old mine equipment above Crowberry Haws

Old mine equipment above Crowberry Haws

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (3)

Dow Crag from Goat's Hawse

Dow Crag from Goat's Hawse

Photo: Chris Leonard (9)


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