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 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)

Swirl How summit cairn

Swirl How summit cairn

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (12)

Swirl How and The Old Man of Coniston from Grey Friar

Swirl How and The Old Man of Coniston from Grey Friar

Photo: Chris Leonard (18)

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)

The huge summit cairn on Coniston Old Man

The huge summit cairn on Coniston Old Man

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (8)

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Snow on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: David Mulvey (1)

Coniston Water from the summit of Great Carrs

Coniston Water from the summit of Great Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (17)

Levers Water from Swirl Hawse

Levers Water from Swirl Hawse

Photo: Nick Snape (18)

The summit cairn on The Old Man of Coniston

The summit cairn on The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Adrian Kingston (5)

Wet Side Edge and Greenburn from Swirl How

Wet Side Edge and Greenburn from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (27)


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