Wetherlam is a mountain in the English Lake District. It is the most northerly of the Coniston Fells, the range of fells to the north-west of Coniston village; its north-east slopes descend to Little Langdale.Plan your visit to Weatherlam Mountain and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Coniston tour itinerary planner.
Wetherlam stands apart from the main north-south spine of the Coniston Fells, the connection being via the long east ridge of Swirl How. Midway along this ridge is Black Sails, an intermediate top usually considered to be part of Wetherlam, and listed as a Hewitt in its own right.
From Swirl How the east ridge drops steeply down Prison Band to Swirl Hawse, before rising again to the summit of Black Sails. Black Sails has a descending southern spur which steps down over High and Low Wether Crags. Between this and the main Coniston range is the valley of Swirl Hawse Beck and Levers Water. This tarn has been raised by damming to a depth of 125 ft, originally to supply water to the Coniston Copper Mines. Following the decline of mining a water treatment plant was built, and since the 1970s the tarn has supplied drinking water for Coniston and other local villages as far east as Sawrey.
The main ridge continues east from Black Sails across the depression of Red Dell Head to the summit of Wetherlam. A second southward spur, paralleling that from Black Sails, descends from the main summit. This is Lad Stones ridge and the valley contained between the two is Red Dell.
Weatherlam Mountain Reviews
The is a lovely walk which we took in from Coniston. A beautiful valley walk followed by a narrow path and then a few hundred metres of Grade A Scrambling. Great!! more »
Only a 150m easy climb from the Swirl How pass it is well worth the effort and it is then such an easy 2 hour stroll down to Coniston. The views are just jaw dropping in the afternoon, more »
fairy easy to hike, with a good weather views are amazing and worth to see. not a demanding walk, could be done as nice mor ing walk for wake up or like me to have a breakfast at the top, breakfast with the view :)
Fairly easy climb that can be done at any speed. If you choose your day well you can get a stunning view from the top!
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