2,634 ft / 802 m


1,364 ft / 416 m


18 summits

Top climbing months

November   17%

August   13%

May   8%

"Well no one can say that we don't have excitement in our lives. Our mission was to come, see and conquer, which we did however, it may go down as one of the longest summit attempts in history. We awoke at Coppermines YHA to a heavy mist and the summit completely obscured. Forecast is to improve after midday and at the very least it will be drier. We set off just before 1pm and head down to the main path leader up over the miners bridge. Youngest child immediately decides he is hungry and its a battle to get him to the point where we meet the path from Walna Scar car park - he is too tired and " - charliegill, Aug 22, 2018
"1st day of a walking break in the Lake District, set off from the Walna Scar path, nr Coniston, walked up past the old coppermine workings and slate quarries to Low Water, about 1000ft below the summit, then up steeply on the well trodden route to the summit. Good views all around the Lake District peaks and out to sea. From here we went along the ridge and onto Brim Fell in the strenghthening wind. Here we dropped down SW to Goats Hause, a pass above Goats Water and then up a rocky route onto Dow Crag, where we scrambled onto the summit ledges and found shelter from the wind for a short break" - davidlong, Sep 23, 2012
"Staying at Monk Coniston (HF Guest House). From Coniston with HF party. After ascending Wetherlam and Swirl How we went along the top to Brim Fell and Coniston Old Man. We descended the South Ridge (easy grass slopes) to Walna Scar track, and back to Coniston." - peter43, Dec 31, 1961
"Leeds University Outdoor Activities Course at Dale Head, Duddon. Leading and teaching sixth-formers with Chris McAllistair. We gave our group some map references. From the summit of Swirl How down Swirl Band and on to Coniston Old Man in mist, high wind and rain. From Old Man straight down to shores of Goat's Water – steep, large scree. Rough path to Walna Scar track and hence to Seathwaite P. O. By footpath to footbridge over Duddon, and then by W side of Duddon through Wallowbarrow Gorge on very rough path. Cross Duddon by stepping stones and hence to Dale Head." - peter43, Mar 28, 1961
"From Leeds University Outdoor Activities Centre, Dale Head, Duddon. Part of Outdoor Activities Course of Leeds University Graduate Certificate of Education. With some other participants to Grey Friar, Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man, Dow Crag, Buck Pike and Brown Pike to top of Walna Scar Pass Road. Back down to Dale Head." - peter43, Sep 20, 1960



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