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Name:Swirl How
Hill number:2635
Height:802.4m / 2633ft
Parent (Ma):2634  The Old Man of Coniston [Coniston Old Man]
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Duddon, Leven (Ulverston)
Watershed:Morecambe Bay
Class:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright,
Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:NY 27281 00552
Summit feature:cairn incorporating large rock
Drop:120m
Col:682m  SD270994  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Surveys of Swirl How and Coniston Old Man.pdf
Comments:probably lower than The Old Man of Coniston, see hill 2634
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Bleathwaite Pasture, Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Black Sails, Erin Crag, Kennel Cragkeithouk05/08/2018
Round from Gt Carrs.bevandy11401/08/2018
With Sue from Seathwaite. Via a very dry Seathwaite Tarn. Very misty.Frank21/07/2018
On a round of 7 hills from Cockley Beck. From Great How, on to Great Carrs.jonglew15/07/2018
From Wrynose Pass with Delva on another hot day. From Great Carrs and back via Grey FriarNeilb08/07/2018
Solo walk from Coniston - Miners Bridge - Low Water - The Old Man of Coniston - Brim Fell - SWIRL HOW - Wetherlam - Hole Rake - Miners Bridge - Wainwright 133Nutty02/07/2018
write up to followScotty 2 Hotty21/06/2018
From Weatherlam via Prison BandMrChris198001/06/2018
Beautiful day (24 degrees and sunny!) Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Little How Crag, Great How Crag, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friar and Little Carrs and Hell Gill PikeFionalevey30/05/2018
Direct through the old quarries, Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell, Swirl How and Wetherlamre142120/05/2018
From Wetherlem up Prison BandCyclistno106/05/2018
From Black Sails, via Prison Bandrfoster02/05/2018
The Coniston Fellssms.3721/04/2018
Walna Scar CP > Goat's Hawse > Dow Crag > Goat's Hawse > The Old Man of Coniston > Brim Fell > Great How (Swirl Band) > Grey Friar > Great Carrs > Swirl How > Swirl Hawse > Black Sails > Wetherlam > Lad Stones > Walna Scar CP. Fine but largely cloudy great walking day, just me and Hjohnkaysleftleg14/04/2018
Bagged on a mega hill day, circular walk from car park above Heathwaite, via Lower Water to Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell, Little How Crags, Great How (Swirl Band), Swirl How, Prison Band (who played jail house to their captive audience!), Levers Waters and back to the car park, Mr TJR reckoned we covered about 10 miles.thejackrustles11/04/2018
From car park above Heathwaite, across Braidy Beck ascended Old Man of Coniston via Low Water tarn. On to Dow Crag via Goat Hawse. Retrace steps and ascend Brim Fell. Follow ridge to Lervers Hawse took path that contours around Swirl How to Fairfield and ascend Grey Friars. Return to Fairfield and ascend Great Carrs and Swirl How. Descent to Swirl Hawse and Lever’s Water, contour around to Grey Crag to the Pudding Stone and Crowberry Haws and return to car park.raymooremanx29/03/2018
Wetherlam via Hole Rake, Black Sails (Nuttall), Swirl Hawse, Prison Band, Swirl How, Grey Friar, Brim Fell, The Old Man of Coniston, Goats Hawse, Dow Crag, Buck Pike, Brown Pike, Wanna Scar (Nuttall), White Maiden (Nuttall) back to Coniston via Walna scar Road.Stu Percival07/02/2018
eyenose03/02/2018
Started at Tilberthwait Quarry Car Park NY 30610 01006. via Wetherlam and Black Sails then onto, Grey Friar & Great Carrs. Retutned back via WetherlamWestdenewalker14/09/2017
With MMC, Hodge Close Quarry to Tranearthrobertgn09/09/2017
From Walna Scar CP. Up Coniston Old Man, on to BrimFell, Swirl How,Great Carrs,Grey Friar & Wetherlam. Back to CP via Coppermines Road.Wandyone2313/08/2017
Parked on one of the 5 or 6 small hardstanding areas, just E. of Wrynose summit – After ‘mopping up’ 3 Birketts missed on previous walks i.e. Hell Gill Pike, Little Carrs & Great Carrs, returned to car via summits of Swirl How & Great Carrs, both of which were previously bagged in February 1979. (PM)gerrybowes08/08/2017
Weatherlam, Black Sails, Swirl How, Grey Friar, Great Carrs horseshoe from Fell Foot.lenman05/08/2017
Coniston - Wetherlam - SWIRL HOW - Great Carrs - Grey Friar - Conistoneviljeff917/07/2017
Circular walk from Walna Scar car park Dow Crag Swirl How Great Carrs Grey Friar Wetherlam Brim Fell Coniston Old Manjaney.m08/07/2017
Cumbrian Traverse - Broughton Mills to KeswickIWC16/06/2017
3rd ascentabbo000131/05/2017
On my Todd, red hot sunshine.whiteuss26/05/2017
From Coniston Wetherlam Prison Band Swirl How Great Carrs Grey Friars Brim Fell Coniston Old Man Dow CragWifey201614/05/2017
Coniston Fells Weatherlam, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Frier, Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man and finishing on Dow Crag Wonderful day if a little windy up thereTobo196914/05/2017
From Wetherlam to Old Man.adrian34529/04/2017
GL3DLittledave28/04/2017
Yewdale Crag, Brackeny Crag, Low Wythow, High Wythow, Long Crag, Kitty Crag, Lad Stones, Wetherlam, Swirl How, Great How, Little How Crags, Brim Fell, The Old Man of Coniston, The Bellkeithouk23/04/2017
Walk, swirl hiwseanrtaylor9123/04/2017
Three Shires Stone - Hell Gill Pike - Little Carrs - Great Carrs - Grey Friar - Swirl How - Black Sails - Wetherlam - Fabulous sunny weather and clear views.Delta6822/04/2017
Hot DayMick299108/04/2017
Old Man - Brim Fell - Swirl How - Wetherlam Continued on from Brim Fell. Breeze died down a bit but soon reappeared.JonathanConey04/04/2017
Home stretchCyclistno104/04/2017
13 mile walk from Coniston village up the Coppermines road, bearing right to climb Wetherlam then going on to Swirl How, Gt Carrs, Grey Friar, Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag, descending via Buck Pike and Brown Pike and Walna Scar road back to the car.Philip A03/04/2017
Coniston roundscreeleep02/04/2017
Silly Ben snowPaul Beard25/03/2017
V windy swirling cloud and occasional sun. round of great cars, swirl how and wetherlam from 3 shires.Mountainhikes08/03/2017
Parked in Consiton, Old Man of Consiton, Dow Crag, Swirl How.Fell_wanderer03/03/2017
Very wet walk. Loop from Coniston to Wetherlam - Swirl How - Brim Fell - Goats Water - returning on path past Little Arrow MoorTina19/02/2017
Sunny day above the clouds, on day 1 of our 2016-17 new year trip, amazing scenery and did the full horseshoe!Joel45128/12/2016
Part of round to Wetherlam and Old Man - above inversion, Ingleborough in the distance - not the first timedavechaffey28/12/2016
Parked in village and walked up Walna Scar Road then Dow Crag - Old Man - Brim Fell - Swirl How and descent by Levers Waters.benalder28404/12/2016
PupLittledave21/11/2016
LUUHC First lead Winter conditions Clear skies, good visCallumS20/11/2016
Climbed as part of Old Man ridge walkOracle07/11/2016