Swirl How

Overview
Height: 2,630 Feet - 802 metres
Grid Ref: NY 273 005
Area: Southern
Group: S/CON
Ordnance Survey: OL6
Wainwright Guidebook: Four

Swirl How, although not quite the highest of the Coniston Fells, is the geographical centre of the group, radiating splendid ridges from a peaked summit to the four points of the compass.

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

Swirl How seen over Prison Band.


Swirl How seen over Broad Slack.

Great How Crags, Swirl How and Great Carrs from Brim Fell.

Wetherlam seen from Prison Band.

Swirl How seen over Prison Band.

Swirl How impressive summit cairn.

 

There are 13 walks to choose from including Swirl How

Remembrance Day on Great Carrs

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10th November 2019
ASCENT: 3,300 Feet - 1,006 Metres
MILES: 8.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Grey Friar - Great Carrs - Swirl How - Brim Fell - Dow Crag
ROUTE: Bottom of Walna Scar Road, Seathwaite - Tongue House - Seathwaite Tarn - Grey Friar - Fairfield - Great Carrs - Top of Broad Slack - Swirl How - Levers Hawse - Brim Fell - Goat's Hawse - Dow Crag - Buck Pike - Brown Pike - Walna Scar Road back to Seathwaite
 

A Coniston Round

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6th April 2019
ASCENT: 3,450 Feet - 1,052 Metres
MILES: 9.3
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Swirl How - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man
ROUTE: Ruskin Museum - Church Beck - Miners Bridge – Coppermines Valley – Simons Nick – Levers Water – Black Sails – Prison Band - Swirl How - Swirl Band - Levers Hawse - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man - Low Water - Coppermines Valley - Miners Bridge - Church Beck - Ruskin Museum
 

Walking the Birketts, Carrs, Swirl How and Grey Friar from the Three Shire Stone

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3rd March 2019
ASCENT: 1,804 Feet - 550 Metres
MILES: 4.6
BIRKETTS: 5, Hell Gill Pike - Little Carrs - Great Carrs - Swirl How - Grey Friar
ROUTE: Three Shire Stone - Wet Side Edge - Hell Gill Pike - Little Carrs - Great Carrs - Top of Broad Slack - Swirl How - Fairfield - Grey Friar - Fairfield - Wether How - Hell Gill Pike - Wet Side Edge - Three Shire Stone
 

Steel Edge, Wetherlam and a Cathedral Cave

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16th July 2017
ASCENT: 2,768 Feet - 844 Metres
MILES: 9
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Wetherlam - Swirl How - Geat Carrs - Grey Friar
ROUTE: Tilberthwaite – Above Tilberthwaite Gill – Dry Cove Bottom – Steel Edge – Wetherlam – Prison Band – Swirl How – Top Of Broad Slack – Great Carrs – - Wet Side Edge – Greenburn Beck – Slater Bridge (Little Langdale) – Cathedral Quarry – Moss Rigg Wood – Pierce How Beck – Tilberthwaite
 

Raven Tor and Black Sails from Fell Gate

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2nd October 2016
ASCENT: 3,500 Feet - 1,067 Meters
MILES: 8.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell - Swirl How
ROUTE: Fell Gate - Crowberry Haws - Boulder Valley - Levers Water - Raven Tor - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell - Levers Hawse - Swirl Band - Swirl How - Prison Band - Swirl Hawse - Black Sails - Levers Water - Boulder Valley - Crowberry Haws - Fell Gate
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 4 The Coniston Fells

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28th February 2016
ASCENT: 4,500 Feet - 1,372 Meters
MILES: 12.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 7, Dow Crag - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell - Grey Friar - Great Carrs - Swirl How - Wetherlam
ROUTE: Fell Gate - Walna Scar Road - Cove Bridge - Brown Pike - Buck Pike - Dow Crag - Goat's Hawse - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell - Levers Hawse - Swirl Band - Grey Friar - Fairfield - Great Carrs - Top of Broad Slack - Swirl How - Prison Band - Swirl Hawse - Red Dell Moss - Wetherlam - Black Sails Ridge - Levers Water - Boulder Valley - Walna Scar Road - Fell Gate
 

A Coniston Round

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14th October 2015
ASCENT: 3'967 Feet - 1,209 Meters
MILES: 10.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Wetherlam - Swirl How - Great Carrs - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man
ROUTE: Ruskin Museum - Church Beck - Miners Bridge – Coppermines Valley – Simons Nick – Levers Water – Black Sails – Red Dell Head Moss – Wetherlam – Prison Band - Swirl How - Top of Broad Slack - Great Carrs - Top of Broad Slack - Swirl Band - Levers Hawse - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man - Low Water - Coppermines Valley - Miners Bridge - Church Beck - Ruskin Museum
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 3 -The Coniston Fells

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13th March 2015
ASCENT: 4,084 Feet - 1,245 Meters
MILES: 14.1
SUMMITS OVER 2,000 Ft: Wetherlam - Wetherlam south cairn - Black Sails - Swirl How - Great Cars - Grey Friar - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man - Dow Crag - Brown Pike - Walna Scar - White Maide
ROUTE: Coniston - Sun Hotel - Miners Bridge - Lad Stones - Wetherlam - Black Sails - Swirl Hawse - Prison Band - Swirl How - Great Carrs - Grey Friar - Fairfield - Levers Hawse - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man - Goats Hawse - Dow Crag - Buck Pike - Brown Pike - Walna Scar - White Maiden - Walna Scar Road - Cove Bridge - Little Arrow Moor - Fell Gate - Sun Hotel - Coniston
 

Wetherlam, Steel Edge & the Cathedral Cave

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1st November 2013
ASCENT: 3,018 Feet, 920 Meters
MILES: 10.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Wetherlam – Swirl How – Great Carrs – Grey Friar
ROUTE: Tilberthwaite – Above Tilberthwaite Gill – Dry Cove Bottom – Steel Edge – Lad Stones – Wetherlam – Prison Band – Swirl How – Top Of Broad Slack – Great Carrs – Fairfield – Grey Friar – Fairfield – Wet Side Edge – Greenburn Beck – Slater Bridge (Little Langdale) – Cathedral Quarry – Moss Rigg Wood – Pierce How Beck – Tilberthwaite
 

The Coniston Fells Part II

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19th October 2012
ASCENT: 3,612 Feet, 1,101 Metres
MILES: 8.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Wetherlam – Swirl How – Great Carrs – Grey Friar – Brim Fell – Coniston Old Man
ROUTE: Silver Bank – Miners Bridge – Lad Stones – Red Gill Head Moss – Wetherlam – Prison Band – Swirl How – Great Carrs – Grey Friar – Fairfield Col – Swirl Band – Levers Hawse – Brim Fell – Coniston Old Man – Low Water – Boulder Valley – Miners Bridge – Silver Bank
 

Wetherlam & The Old Man Of Coniston

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22nd January 2012
ASCENT: 3,720 Feet
MILES: 7.9
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Wetherlam, Swirl How, Brim Fell & The Old Man Of Coniston
ROUTE: Silver Bank – Miners Bridge – Coppermines Valley – Red Gill – Red Gill Head Moss – Wetherlam – Prison Band – Swirl Hawse – Swirl How – Brim Fell Rake – Brim Fell – The Old Man Of Coniston – Low Water – Boulder Valley – Miners Bridge – Silver Bank
 

A Furness Epic

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13th November 2010
ASCENT: 3,600 Ft, 1,097 Mtrs
MILES: 9.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Dow Crag, Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Great Cars & Grey Friar
ROUTE:  
 

Wetherlam, Swirl How & Great Carrs

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31st May 2010
ASCENT: 2,499 Ft  762 Mtrs
MILES: 7
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Great Carrs, Swirl How & Wetherlam
ROUTE:  
 

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