Wetherlam

Overview
Height: 2,499 Feet - 762 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 288 011
Area: Southern
Ordnance Survey: OL6
Wainwright Guidebook: Four

This fine hill, however, is too vast and sturdy to be disfigured and weakened by mans feeble scratching’s of its surface, and remains today, as of old, a compelling presence to which walkers in Brathay will off turn their eager steps.

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 


Wetherlam seen over Prison Band from the ascent of Swirl How.

The mass of the Coniston Fells including Wetherlam seen centre taken from Nab Scar summit.

Looking down on Steel Edge, Wetherlam.

Views towards the top of Black Sails, Red Dell Head and Wetherlam (right)

Wetherlam Edge.

Little Stand, The Scafells, Cold, Pike, Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and Pike O'Blisco from Wetherlam summit.

 

There are 11 walks to choose from including Wetherlam

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
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
 

Black Sails and Wetherlam after the rain

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21st May 2017
ASCENT: 2,400 Feet - 712 Metres
MILES: 7.3
WAINWRIGHTS: Wetherlam
ROUTE: Ruskin Museum – Miners Bridge – Church Beck – Coppermines Valley – Simons Nick – Levers Water – Black Sails – Red Dell Head Moss – Wetherlam – Lad Stones – Hole Rake – Church Beck – Miners Bridge – Ruskin Museum
 

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
 

Black Sails & Wetherlam from Coniston

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2nd November 2014
ASCENT: 2,440 Feet – 712 Meters
MILES: 7.3
WAINWRIGHTS: Wetherlam
ROUTE: Coniston – Miners Bridge – Church Beck – Coppermines Valley – Simons Nick – Levers Water – Black Sails – Red Dell Head Moss – Wetherlam – Lad Stones – Hole Rake – Church Beck – Miners Bridge – Coniston
 

After work, Wetherlam via Steel Edge


31st May 2014
ASCENT: 2,126 Feet – 648 Meters
MILES: 5.9
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, Wetherlam
ROUTE: Tilberthwaite – Tilberthwaite Gill – Dry Cove Bottom – Steel Edge – Lad Stones – Wetherlam – Wetherlam Edge – Birk Fell Hawse – Slater Bridge (Little Langdale) – Cathedral Cave – Moss Rigg Wood – Pierce How Beck – Tilberthwaite
 

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
 

Coniston Wonder’s

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8th February 2013
ASCENT: 2,769 Feet, 844 Metres
MILES: 9
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Coniston Old Man – Brim Fell – Coniston Old Man – Wetherlam
ROUTE: Walna Scar – Boo Tarn – Goats Water – Goats Hawes – Coniston Old Man – Brim Fell – Levers Hawse – Swirl Band – Swirl How – Prison Band – Swirl Hawse – Wetherlam – Black Sails South Ridge – Levers Water – Boulder Valley – Walna Scar
 

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
 

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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