logo Walking Britain

Coniston's Magnificent Seven
Introduction to Walk 1911

Photo from the walk - Coniston's Magnificent Seven

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Southern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Stephen Starkey

Length - 13.0 miles / 21.1 km

Ascent - 4440 feet / 1345 metres

Grade - hard

This Lake District walk takes in the tops of all the major fells in the Coniston range (7 Wainwrights) plus a number of other scenic treats, as well as a World War 2 bomber memorial, in a long but rewarding day out. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man, Dow Crag, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Swirl How, Wetherlam. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

Maps Ordnance Survey Logo Anquet Maps Logo

Ordnance Survey Explorer OL6Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer OL6Digital Map1:25kBUY
Ordnance Survey Landranger 90Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 90Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Digital Maps - For more information on digital maps go to Anquet Maps. Digital maps, including Ordnance Survey, Harvey Superwalker and British Mountain Maps, are available for your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android tablet and phone.

Other walks nearby

Walk 1217
1.0 miles / 1.6 km away
Dow Crag & the Old Man of Coniston
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1761
1.0 miles / 1.6 km away
Tom Heights and Tarn Hows from Coniston
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 3028
1.0 miles / 1.6 km away
Tarn Hows & Tom Gill from Coniston
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 3220
1.0 miles / 1.6 km away
Wetherlam from Coniston by Red Dell
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 3110
1.3 miles / 2.1 km away
The Old Man of Coniston & Dow Crag from Torver
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 2033
2.7 miles / 4.4 km away
Wetherlam from Tilberthwaite
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 3320
3.4 miles / 5.5 km away
A Grizedale Tarn circular
Grade - easy
Length - 2.5 miles / 4.1 km
Walk 3508
3.6 miles / 5.8 km away
The Crinkle Crags from Wrynose Pass
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 1058
3.7 miles / 5.9 km away
Beacon Fell & Beacon Tarn circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 1124
3.8 miles / 6.0 km away
Beacon Tarn & The Beacon, near Torver
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Lake District: High Level and Fell Walks

Lake District: High Level and Fell WalksThis guidebook describes 30 graded fell walks on the ridges and high peaks of the English Lake District, the UK's most popular national park. Reaching some of England's finest and highest mountain scenery, this guide leads readers to classic horseshoes and traditional ascents as well as lesser-known routes to quieter summits.
More information

Social Media

Follow Walking Britain for the latest news.

Facebook Twitter

Wainwright Hill Bagging Map

A scratchable map showing all 214 Wainwrights in the Lake District. More info.

Mountain Weather

Stay safe on the mountains with detailed weather forecasts - for iOS devices or for Android devices.

New to Walking?

How to start walking - a simple guide of how to start walking. Includes a guide on how to select your walks.