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Brim Fell



Grid Reference: SD 27074 98556
Height: 796 metres/2612 feet

"Brim Fell is the mile-long whalebacked ridge linking Coniston Old Man with Swirl How."
A Wainwright

Brim Fell, the grassy plateau to the north of Coniston Old Man, is a grassy promenade, barely a separate summit in it's own right, but a pleasant walk with good views all around, particularly from the edges of the crags, looking down towards Low Water and Levers Water.

Interesting routes can be found climbing the eastern face of Brim Fell, around Raven Tor, the shoulder climbing between Levers Water and Low Water.

  1. Coniston Old Man

    Coniston Old Man: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk over rough ground, great views over suthern Lakeland and some stunning summits and ridges

    Distance: 13km / 8 miles
    Ascent: 1000m / 3300ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Dow Crag with the Scafell range beyond

    Coniston Fells from the Duddon: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk, but with little exposure taking in the lesser walked side of the Coniston Fells

    Distance: 18km / 11 miles
    Ascent: 1200m / 3800ft
    Duration: 6-7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. Approaching Dow Crag

    Coniston Old Man & Dow Crag: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A wonderful route taking in the summits of Coniston Old Man as well as Dow Crag and Brim Fell, stunning views throughout across southern Lakeland as well as over Morecambe Bay and beyond

    Distance: 15km / 9 miles
    Ascent: 980m / 3200ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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