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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

Time - 11 hours 0 minutes

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.


 

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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.

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