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

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 Great Carrs at 785m (2576ft). Great Carrs is classified as a Wainwright (No. 43) and an English Nuttall (61st highest in England, 110th highest in England & Wales) ; Dow Crag at 778m (2553ft). Dow Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (55th highest in England, 98th highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 48) and an English Nuttall (67th highest in England, 119th highest in England & Wales) ; Grey Friar at 770m (2527ft). Grey Friar is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (60th highest in England, 104th highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 53) and an English Nuttall (74th highest in England, 127th highest in England & Wales) ; 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).

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 . . .

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Steve Brunt (6)

Seathwaite Tarn from (the lower slopes of) Grey Friar

Seathwaite Tarn from (the lower slopes of) Grey Friar

Photo: Chris Leonard (20)

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)

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)

Approaching the summit of Wetherlam

Approaching the summit of Wetherlam

Photo: Simon Barnett (49)

Old mine equipment above Crowberry Haws

Old mine equipment above Crowberry Haws

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (3)

Lake Coniston

Lake Coniston

Photo: Liz Halpin (7)

Brim Fell End reflected in Levers Water

Brim Fell End reflected in Levers Water

Photo: Carol Furniss (1)

Sheep on Swirl How

Sheep on Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (26)

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)


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