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, 387th 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, 97th 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 . . .

Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Photo: James Brennan (3)

The Old Man of Coniston Summit

The Old Man of Coniston Summit

Photo: David Booth (3)

Matterhorn Rock on Grey Friar

Matterhorn Rock on Grey Friar

Photo: David Hayter (174)

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)

Levers Water from Swirl Hawse

Levers Water from Swirl Hawse

Photo: Nick Snape (18)

Dow Crag from the path to Goat's Water

Dow Crag from the path to Goat's Water

Photo: Gerry Ball (28)

Donald Campbell's Grave, Coniston

Donald Campbell's Grave, Coniston

Photo: Edward Felstead (12)

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)

Goat's Water from Dow Crag

Goat's Water from Dow Crag

Photo: Chris Leonard (6)

On The Old Man of Coniston

On The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Eddie Davies (1)


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