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Hill number:2640
Height:763m / 2503ft
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:Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright,
Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Submarilyn, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Clem, Trail 100
Grid ref:NY 28820 01112
Summit feature:cairn
Col:618m  NY278007  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1240 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Hot climb up late in the day but very quiet at the top and fabulous views. Quite a scramble too!hannah&steven29/07/2019
With Stephen. From C.P. at Tilberthwaite (NY3060601011). Wetherlam, Swirl How, Great Carrs & Grey Friar. Low cloud with intermittent rain on tops.ADT01/06/2019
Part of walk from Tilberthwaite -> Wetherlam -> Swirl How -> Grey Friar -> Great Carrs - very sunny Easter Mondayrachelcawley22/04/2019
From Coniston on way to Swirl How and the Old Man.NormanW12/04/2019
Walna Scar road - Levers Water - Black Sails - WETHERLAM. With Anne-Marie. 2nd visit 53 years on.citygent01/04/2019
Cloudy and Windysiholden24/03/2019
With Sue from Little Langdale via Weatherlam Edge to summit 0f Weatherlam. Storm Freya came in making day bit damp. Descended via Lad Stones and then on to Kitty, Long Crags, High and Low Wythow, Brackeny Crag. Return via mines and Tilberthwaite.Frank02/03/2019
With TaliMountain Goat27/02/2019
Birkett`s Con 4 walkmart079726/02/2019
With Big SamCora Thorny15/02/2019
Up from Lad Stones with Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie. Only my 6th time up here on one of my favourite fells!Dangerous Dave30/10/2018
Hard Scramble up eastern face, slower decline southern, routeHillBaggerIan25/10/2018
From Coniston via Levers Water and descent via S ridge.benalder28418/10/2018
(Walkers with) Torun Mcmoran, Gary Dean, Dave Topliss. (Parking/start point) Ruskin Museum - Copper Mines Cottages - Hole Rake - Dry Cove Bottom - Steel Edge - Lower Hows - Wetherlam - Swirl Hawse - Prison Band - Swirl How - Great How Crags - Little How Crags - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man - Low Water - Crowberry Haws - Miners Bridge - Ruskin Museum.redbob22/09/2018
Headed from Swirl fell down prison band, nice scramble tgen followed path up to wetherlam. no issues easy ascent. with Richie.Zoe Little04/09/2018
Circular from TilberthwaiteNeilb09/08/2018
Hill bagging with Andrew: Wetherlam, Black Sails, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Black Crag, The Old Man Of Coniston. 16.86km 3:51:00peter_tun05/08/2018
With Jules and Jill from the copper mines track..warm dry day with terrific viewsGrey Hare04/08/2018
Coniston scrambled Long Crag (grade 1) returned to Coppermines valley and went up Red Dell and scrambled Lower Hows (grade 2) then straight up to meet the path to the top of Wetherlam. Returned to Coniston by path running south.reaper08/07/2018
Solo walk from Coniston - Miners Bridge - Low Water - The Old Man of Coniston - Brim Fell - Swirl How - WETHERLAM - Hole Rake - Miners Bridge - Wainwright 134Nutty02/07/2018
Even hotter day touching 30C. Set off 9.15am up Red Dell Beck. Very pleasant having grass under foot, but still took lots of rests and had a refreshing paddle! Summit 1.45, beautiful vantage point, very quiet compared with COM.LONG descent as usual, 5pmPeak Rambler26/06/2018
from little langdalebengrant6623/06/2018
From Swirl How we made our way down the steep craggy ridge of prison band stopping for dinner half way down sheltered from the wind. I had an amazing beef and horseradish butty bought the day earlier from Coniston. Having negotiated Prison band it was a steep climb cutting across the side of the rocky mountain to the summit of Weatherlam. For me the summit of the day. Breathtaking views of Windermere then looking north the Helvelyn ranges,Langdale Pikes to the Scafells. Absolutley amazing and worth a 10/15min chill at the top. Couldn’t rest for too long though and we now needed to retrace our steps to finally get to the summit of great carrs having been on the mountain twice already today! On the way down wetherlam we stopped and talked to a man and his deaf wife who were stopping in Coniston giving them walking advice. He wanted to retrace his steps but wanted to try to get the old man of Coniston brim fell and dow crag.Big no for me, far to long a walk.We said our goodbyes and off weScotty 2 Hotty21/06/2018
Via Red Dell Beck path - would recommend this path for decent rather than ascent! Indistinct and tough going uphillMrChris198001/06/2018
From Coniston Old Station (SD 29998 97444) - Walna Scar Road - The Bell - Kennel Crag - Erin Crag - Black Sails - Wetherlam - Birk Fell Man. Hard descent of Wetherlam Edge, steep with loose rocks, would be easier in ascent. Return to Coniston via Crook Beck, Hole Rake & Coppermines Valley.david23020127/05/2018
Direct through the old quarries, Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell, Swirl How and Wetherlamre142120/05/2018
Up from Tilberthwaite via the EdgeCyclistno106/05/2018
From Lad Stonesrfoster02/05/2018
From Tilberthwaite to Wetherlam via Tilberthwaite Gill and Wetherlam Edge. Descent via Red Gill Head Moss to Hole Rake. Across Yewdale Moss and Coniston Moor then descent to road via Goat’s Crag. Ascent of Holme Fell via Shepherd’s Bridge, Yewdale Farm and Harry Guards Wood. Descent to Holme Ground and back to Tilberthwaite.raymooremanx28/04/2018
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
Tilberthwaite car park with M and Cadpig, Climbed on main path through quarries to Steel Edge to Lad stones and onto Wetherlam top. Lovely climb.Karmakarl14/04/2018
9.1km 12:44/km from Tilberthwaite. heavy snow drifts in places on ascent - tough at times as knee deep. doggo enjoyed the snow as alwaysHILLWALKER201819/02/2018
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 <P30, track to finish on The Bell. Paths and the fellside back to car. Good round in @4hrs on blustery, scatty cloud and cool day.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