Swirl How

Area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County:Westmorland and Furness
Classification:Wainwright, Birkett, Hewitt, Nuttall, and HuMP
(also Clem, Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
Height:802.4m (with a drop of 120m)
Maps:OL6(N) Explorer or 89, 90 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY272005         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Summit:cairn incorporating large rock
Daylight:dawn 05:30, sunrise 06:08, sunset 20:15, dusk 20:54

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Swirl How and Prison Band
Swirl How and Prison Band

A member of the Coniston Fells, Swirl How is very close to The Old Man in height. Connected to each other by the fine north/south ridge of Swirl Band, Great How, Levers Hawse, and Brim Fell, they are often climbed together.

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Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: @woody, adgl, AGJ64, ahampson (twice), ajpicky1995, Alan0409, andrew_poyner, Andrewc1980, Andy Duff, AngieC, annie26793, anthbowles, Ashleighatkinson, atessa, awall, Baxtertrek, Bazwell, beaumont.dan@gmail.com, Becky28, beckylindeman, BeckyST, beeeeeh, beth, Bilberry, Biscuits17, Bluebeard, bryanatk, CarlandHay, CARLOS (x5), Carolwildbird, charlottegetsaround, chloealina, Chris the rambler, chrisfry35 (x6), ClaireN, CodyJ, Cowles, crawflakes, DANE2766, Danrobinson, darrendixon, Darrenh, Dave Martin, davew, DavidMBurnett, Daz Graham, digby, DJSibbald, DrewBrown, drsylvester68, dsutton101, DukeNukem, DuncanG22, duncbarnes, Econ, Felltopper, fellwalker68 (twice), fidds (twice), filthymanc (twice), finndougal, fizzerfox, Floydian1, frothyraptor, gallowshill (twice), GaryR, gbh, gdh200, Geaorgina Brough, geordiegary, gerard.hurst, gill4rolo, Gillian7660, gilly_3886 (twice), Ginty, goth_angel, Hannahfw, Haras3232, Harter hod carrier (x7), hhampson, hillbilly (twice), HollySalaman, Homesick Scorrie, Hubbards, ian_hay@ymail.com, iggsypoo, ja5ca, JA_Gorman, JackKendall, James48, Jamieandmel, JamieL, Jandy (twice), JazMeg26, jegger (twice), JJH94, jkpole, john09cw, johngraham5056@aol.com, Jojo777, JonLI, jonsteward (twice), Jul3scorn3ll (twice), JulesMC, Kanianne, KarenWAL4, kasw3670, Katherined (x3), kenzie, Kieranatt, Kieranatt98, Lambo330, Lancashire Lad (x3), lancashirelass2, leedrich, Lenny0018 (twice), LozJessNacho, Luizawoods, Luly (twice), Mandy1836, mariablky (x5), MarjWatson, markexploring, martutd, Mc49, McLeish, Michaelholbrow, michaelrusman@hotmail.com, Michal7, MichyAndWill, Mickha, MickRadford, mikedowsett, Mikew92 (twice), MikeyMcC, mintcake, motley 55 (twice), Mountain Zulu, munrobracket, mush145, Nathaniel Hillman, navdave (x3), NickiG, Nottspanther (x3), On The Rivet, onceuponatime, Orayner15, pah800, pandy, PDB1963, Petemoss (x17), peterb, Peterfishwick, racheljanemchugh, RayK, Rebecca55, rjlawless, roro1978, RuslandRambler (x6), Samndigger, samross, Sarahlou42, shane1974, shivtc@yahoo.co.uk (x3), sophielucywalking, springfishblue, Steve1607, StevetheRover (twice), Stoney, Strangerclur, StuartL, Susanna, Sylwia J Kociemba, thehappymundays, ThinArthur, ThrowerBell, TonyRogerson, Toy poodle, Trevor123 (twice), Tricia15, Union1, Vicksey22, vinmac, walsh581, We11za, Westcoasthiker , wezboyes@hotmail.com, wittonweavers, wolfgangb, Wrighty41, wrowlands3 (twice), yasmin189, and yorkmunrobagger.

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