Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell and Swirl How

Sun 19 Mar 2006

Route: Coniston village - Walna Scar Road, fell gate - Boo Tarn - south ridge - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell - Levers Hawes - Swirl How - Prison Band - Swirl Hawes - Levers Water - Coniston Coppermines Valley - Coniston village

Distance: 8.25 miles

Ascent: 2,900ft

Time: 5 hours 5 minutes

With: Anne


Snow at all levels, overcast at the beginning and end of the walk but sunny intervals in the middle

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The Bell with Wetherlam behind from near the Fell Gate (Walna Scar Road)

The Walna Scar Road

Boo Tarn

Start of the footpath up the Old Man

On the ascent, no obvious path so it was a case of picking you own line

Ascending Coniston Old Man with Coniston Water below

Coniston Village and the head of Coniston Water

An easterly panorama from the ascent of Coniston Old Man

The view south from the ascent from Coniston Old Man

The way ahead

The hard works over but still not the top

Dow Crag from Coniston Old Man's south ridge

Coniston Old Man's summit

The Scafells from Coniston Old Man's trig point

Brim Fell, Swirl How, Wetherlam and Levers Water from Coniston Old Man's summit

Walkers heading for Brim Fell

The Scafells from a very icy Brim Fell

Northerly panorama from Brim Fell

Seathwaite Tarn with Harter Fell on the right

Brim Fell to Grey Friar

Looking back to Brim Fell with Dow Crag on the right

The Scafells and Bowfell from the ascent of Swirl How

Looking over Great Carrs to the Scafells from Swirl How's summit

The view north east to the Helvellyn ridge and Fairfield fells from Swirl How's summit

Northerly panorama from Swirl How's summit

Levers Water and Coniston Water from Prison Band

Heading for Levers Water

Levers Water

Coniston Coppermines Valley

Previous Walk: Pike O'Blisco, Cold Pike and Crinkle Crags (Sat 18 Mar 2006)

Next Walk: Langdale Pikes (Wed 22 Mar 2006)

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