Not logged in ... Login/Register


Walking Log ... Walks including "Wetherlam"


Wetherlam
Sitting between Greenburn and Little Langdale to the north and Coniston village to the south, Wetherlam is the north-western shoulder of the Coniston fells. Until 1974 the whole Coniston range was part of Lancashire before a local government re-hash gave the area to the newly formed Cumbria.

Wetherlam is connected to the main massif by the col at Swirl Hawse. Although the smallest of the major Coniston Fells in terms of height, it is still no less impressive for this fact due to its huge bulk, which is of similar area to the all the other fells of this range put together. The summit is a large rocky plateau with several ridges running southwards. The northern flank has a steep drop down into Greenburn, and the views this way are fantastic.

In Wainwright height rankings, Wetherlam comes in at 16th highest of the Southern Fells, and 56th highest overall.

Height : 2499ft/762m
NY 28818 01113
Lake District - Southern Fells - Cumbria - England
Hill Classification(s) :  Birkett,  Hewitt,  HuMP,  Nuttall,  Trail 100,  Wainwright
OS Explorer Map(s): 6N
OS Landranger Map(s): 89 90

Additional Information from the Database of British Hills
Summit Feature: Cairn
 

 

Click on a thumbnail below to view the full details, photos, comments, map etc. for that particular walk

Click to view the walk 
Walk date:
Title:
Ascent/Dist:
Grade:
Conditions:
Logged by:
Region:
GPX Route:
05/07/2013
The Coniston Fells
4812 ft. - 14.8 miles
Very hard
Hot and humid whilst low. Very windy on Swirl How
Mick
Lake District


Click to view the walk 
Walk date:
Title:
Ascent/Dist:
Grade:
Conditions:

Logged by:
Region:
GPX Route:
13/06/2009
Seven Fells around Coniston
4000 ft. - 14 miles
Hard
Cool, grey, overcast - heavy mist early on but eventually turned to sun at the end of the walk
Ali
Lake District


Click to view the walk 
Walk date:
Title:
Ascent/Dist:
Grade:
Conditions:
Logged by:
Region:
GPX Route:
30/05/2009
The Coniston Fells on a sunny day
3500 ft. - 12 miles
Hard
Sunny, hot - my painful introduction to sunburn on the fells ..
Ali
Lake District


 Page 1 of 1 

Displaying 1-3 of 3 walks