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Hill number:2640
Height:763m / 2503ft
Parent (Ma):2634  The Old Man of Coniston [Coniston Old Man]
Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright,
Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Submarilyn, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Trail 100
Grid ref:NY 28819 01112
Summit feature:cairn
Col:618m  NY278007  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Swirl How & Wetherlam

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1085 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Wetherlam Neil, Howie, Kenkeithouk17/02/2018
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
With Rick Salter on a pleasant round of 6 hills, mainly Synges. Windy on the tops, otherwise a fine day.jonglew01/11/2017
With Jon Glew using good parking nr Coppermines YH. Up behind the cottages sporting Yourkshire Mountaineering Club logo, steady rising track to col under Kitty Crag, then onwards to Lad Stones, Wetherlam, Black Sails, Erin Crag, Kennel Crag, via dam and the superb Raven Tor, sadly nordicstar01/11/2017
Started at Tilberthwait Quarry Car Park NY 30610 01006. Then onto Black Sails, Swirl How, Grey Friar & Great Carrs. Retutned back via WetherlamWestdenewalker14/09/2017
With MMC, Hodge Close Quarry to Tranearthrobertgn09/09/2017
through red dell from copper mineSoary7006/08/2017
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
Leading ramblers groupSS16/07/2017
Circular walk from Walna Scar car park Dow Crag Swirl How Great Carrs Grey Friar Wetherlam Brim Fell Coniston Old Manjaney.m08/07/2017
From Coniston by Coppermine Valley and Levers Water to Swirl Hause. Over Black Sails and Wetherlam descending by Penny Rigg and road and path to village.SS02/07/2017
On my Todd, red hot sunshine.whiteuss26/05/2017
With Colin and Len. A cloudy day with some sun and some mist.Flobbus22/05/2017
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
Me and my dog Tess. First of the day on route to Conniston Old Man. Lots of fell runers passed us on way up.adrian34529/04/2017
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
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
From Coppermines Road via Levers WaterWandyone2314/04/2017
Hot DayMick299108/04/2017
Old Man - Brim Fell - Swirl How - Wetherlam Prison Band took more out of us than we thought but we made it eventually to the summit. Then began the long trudge down back to Coniston, but nice weather.JonathanConey04/04/2017
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
Kong MMMmerlot302/04/2017
Coniston roundscreeleep02/04/2017
Ben silly 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
Very wet walk. Loop from Coniston to Wetherlam - Swirl How - Brim Fell - Goats Water - returning on path past Little Arrow MoorTina19/02/2017
High winds, ice and snow in almost zero visibility due to low cloud and snowingjontea11/02/2017
Pup submitted twice todayLittledave21/11/2016
Parked in Coniston, Low Water, Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Prison Band, Black Sails, Wetherlam. Clear views on top with some snow on summits.Fell_wanderer03/11/2016
Walked from Skelwith Bridge to Tiberthwaite and climbed form there. Quite a scamble over the rocks towards the summit. Descended towards Coniston and looped back to Tibertwaite and on to Skelwith Bridge 12 milesJane T 0108/10/2016
A circular route taking in a number of peaks to the north of Coniston: Wetherlam, Swirl How, Great Carrs Little Carrs and Greenburn. Glorious autumn weather, amazing views. With Manchester hiking.Lazylizzie02/10/2016
Great carrs, grey friar, swirl how & weatherlamTobo196930/09/2016
Number one of three summits on this walk. Mix of sunny intervals, strong gusts and heavy showers with hail. Mountain Skills Day 2. Coniston to Wetherlam (762m) via Hole Rake and Steel Edge. Onto Black Sails (745m) then decending the ridge via Erin Crag (551m) to Levers Water through the Coppermines Valley back to Coniston. Distance = 13.85km. Average moving speed = 3.4km/h. Time moving = 4:02. Ascent = 931m.paulnewby8125/09/2016
Spectacular day on the fells with Team Bob. From Tilberthwaite car park, Wetherlam, Swirl How, Grey Friars and Great Carrs (Wainwright 164). Down Wet Side Edge and back to the car park.nosdrahcir17/09/2016
With joannastuduncan11/09/2016
Set off from 3 shires up Great Carrs and Swirl How then over to Wetherlam. Back to SH then over to Dow Crag. Didn't have the energy to do Grey Friar - next time. Walked with Lizzie - 6.5 hours.Mozzer29/08/2016
Banks, High Pike Haw, White Maiden, Walna Scar, Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Little How Crags, Great How Crags, Swirl How, Wetherlam, Lad Stoneskeithouk28/08/2016
Wetherlam - Black Sails - Erin Crag - Kennel Cragronaldo33306/08/2016
Climbed with Zoe & Lulu.neilblair35323/07/2016
with Lynn Parkinderek_74424/06/2016
Coniston-Wetherlam-Old Man circuit from Thurston Camp Site.PreCambrianLife18/06/2016
From Coniston, Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Wetherlam.Fell_wanderer01/06/2016
And finally, the 5th and last summit of the day after Ro's wedding. Mostly sunny by now. Views to Scafell, Morecambe Bay, Skiddaw (I think), Langdale Pikes and Helvellyn. Quite a long way back to the car via an unexpected working mine but we made it to Oxenholme with 10 mins to spare. Phew.AlanDStewart24/04/2016
Hell Gill Pike, Little Carrs, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Swirl How, Wetherlam, Birk Fell Mankeithouk24/04/2016
wetherlam, black sails, swirl how, great carrs,little carrs, hell gile pike, grey friar, great how crags, little how crags,brim fell,dow crag,buck pike,brown pike,walna scar,white pike, white maiden ACW from walna scar cp at 289970robertphillips23/04/2016
Walna scar car park, Black Sail ridge (recommended) Wetherlam, Swirl How, Old Man Very clear dayNorthender20/04/2016
Me, Kyle, Keira and AggieBunkslad17/04/2016