Swirl How

Area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County:Cumbria
Country:England
Classification:Wainwright, Birkett, Hewitt, Nuttall, and HuMP
(also Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
Height:802.4m
Maps:OL6(N) Explorer or 89, 90 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY272005         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Summit:cairn incorporating large rock
Daylight:dawn 05:11, sunrise 05:51, sunset 20:41, dusk 21:22

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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: samross, adgl, DukeNukem, goth_angel, Hannahfw, ja5ca, gallowshill (twice), hillbilly (twice), Strangerclur, Sylwia J Kociemba, gilly_3886 (twice), anthbowles, peterb, finndougal, Stoney, motley 55 (twice), john09cw, On The Rivet, Biscuits17, drsylvester68, fizzerfox, JamieL, Chris the rambler, fidds (twice), gill4rolo, Mikew92 (twice), Carolwildbird, CARLOS (x5), ThrowerBell, dsutton101, Ginty, AGJ64, geordiegary, Samndigger, jegger, walsh581, Susanna, beth, StevetheRover (twice), Andy Duff, Lenny0018, Westcoasthiker , Lancashire Lad (twice), shane1974, Michal7, gbh, Mickha, shivtc@yahoo.co.uk, and gerard.hurst.

If you need accommodation we have details of 21 properties offering rooms near Swirl How. Here are some examples:

4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£535-2699 per week
4.1km (2.6 miles) away, sleeps 8
4 Assessed
£95+ per night
4.8km (3.0 miles) away
4 Visit England Assessed Bed and Breakfast or Guest House
£37-45 per night
4.2km (2.6 miles) away

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