Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Cumbria  /  Lake District  /  Coniston  /  Swirl How

Swirl How, Coniston

5.0
#10 of 11 in Outdoors in Coniston
Outdoor Activity
Swirl How is a fell in the English Lake District. It stands between Coniston and the Duddon Valley in the southern part of the District. It rivals the Old Man of Coniston as the highest point within the traditional County Palatine of Lancashire (it has been administered since 1974 by Cumbria County Council for local government purposes).

The Coniston (or Furness) Fells form the watershed between Coniston Water and the Duddon valley to the west. The range begins at Wrynose Pass and runs south for around 10 miles before petering out at Broughton in Furness on the Duddon Estuary. Alfred Wainwright in his influential Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells took only the northern half of the range as Lakeland proper, consigning the lower fells to the south to a supplementary work The Outlying Fells of Lakeland. Swirl How being a significant high point of the Coniston Fells therefore qualifies as one of the 214 Wainwrights. Later guidebook writers have chosen to include the whole range in their main volumes.
Discover how to plan a Coniston trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
Source
Create an itinerary including Swirl How
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Swirl How reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
6 reviews
Google
5.0
TripAdvisor
  • This climb quickly became one of our favourite parts of the lakes. The views from the top are brilliant and there’s a choice of routes onwards if you want to lengthen your walk and much quieter than....  more »
  • A great climb, worth the effort to get to the top. Part of our route to The Old Man... highly recommended!  more »
Google
  • plenty walking paths to the top,nice view from top, could be used as start point to walk to the coniston old man. pleasant walk.
  • Excellent. Climb via the prison band
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Coniston

See all ›
©
Historic Walking Area
Tarn Hows
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
©
Mountain
Old Man of Coniston
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
©
Water Body
Coniston Water
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
©
Mountain
Weatherlam Mountain
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Coniston

©
Specialty Museum
Lakeland Motor Museum Backbarrow
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
©
Castle
Muncaster Castle Ravenglass
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Ruin
Castlerigg Stone Circle Keswick
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Observation Deck
Finsthwaite Tower Newby Bridge
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Coniston

©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Bluebird Tours Coniston
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
©
Specialty Museum
Ruskin Museum
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Landmark
Donald Campbell's Grave
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Coniston

Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adventure 21
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
River Rafting / Tubing
River Deep Mountain High - Day Tours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
©
Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Joint Adventures
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
©
Boat Tour
Steam Yacht Gondola
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Coniston

©
Water Body
Levers Water
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
©
Water Body
Goat Water
4.3
Duration: 4 hours

Historic Sites in Coniston

©
Historic Site
Brantwood
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min