Area:Lake District - Southern Fells
Classification:Wainwright, Birkett, Hewitt, Nuttall, HuMP, and sub Marilyn
(also Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
Maps:OL6(N) Explorer or 89, 90 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY288011         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Summit:cairn - photos
Daylight:dawn 07:16, sunrise 07:53, sunset 18:00, dusk 18:36

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The Old Man Of Coniston and Wetherlam
The Old Man Of Coniston and Wetherlam

Overlooking Coppermines Valley to the south, and Wrynose pass to the north, it is the most northern of the Coniston Fells. A small cairn perched on rocks marks the summit.

Wetherlam appears in Arthur Ransome's book Swallowdale renamed as "Grey Screes".

Why not try walking up this hill using one of our walks:

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Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: samross, adgl, DukeNukem, Danrobinson, ja5ca, gallowshill (twice), hillbilly, Strangerclur, Sylwia J Kociemba, Achandler, TONYL31, gilly_3886, anthbowles, peterb, McLeish, Smoo1610, kierandol, Nottspanther, fellwalker68, motley 55, john09cw, On The Rivet, Biscuits17, Stuchlik, drsylvester68, fizzerfox, Chris the rambler, fidds, gill4rolo, Mikew92 (twice), Carolwildbird, CARLOS (x3), ThrowerBell, dsutton101 (twice), Ginty, AGJ64, walsh581, Susanna, beth (x3), StevetheRover (twice), Andy Duff, GraemeLackford, pdr, Shortnick, chipshot, digby, Lancashire Lad (twice), shane1974, Michal7, gbh (twice), Mickha, macca69, and springfishblue.

If you need accommodation we have details of 24 properties offering rooms near Wetherlam. Here are some examples:

3 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£254-1046 per week
4.1km (2.6 miles) away, sleeps 2
4 Visit England Assessed
£95-180 per night
3.8km (2.4 miles) away
4 Visit England Assessed Bed and Breakfast or Guest House
£37-45 per night
3.8km (2.3 miles) away

Photo by Rodney Clark and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) licence. For more information about this photo, including on copyright, see the photo's home page.

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