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Great Carrs
785m (2576ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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(No. 43)

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61st highest in England,
110th in England & Wales

Walk Great Carrs walking UK Mountains in The Southern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Great Carrs Summit

Photo: Karen Todd

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OS Explorer Map OL6
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Maps 89 & 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Great Carrs Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Great Carrs

Richard Marshall walked up on June 4th, 2021 [from/via/route] Dow Crag [with] Dave Elsie and Roxy [weather] Cloudy/Sunny warm

Wayne Baxter climbed on April 25th, 2021 [from/via/route] From Wrynose pass, park near three shire stone (be early limited parking) Head to wet side edge follow cairns to Great Carrs. Pass the memorial to the Canadians pilots who crashed in the second world war and follow a well defined path to Grey Friar. You can return by bypassing Great Carr back to the parking area. [with] Sue [weather] Sunny

Jill Dean bagged on September 20th, 2020 [from/via/route] Staying in Coniston. Walk was a bit too far! [with] Grez & dexter [weather] Lovely day - Found a few trackables in geocaches

John Fenwick hiked on September 12th, 2020 [from/via/route] Walked from car park bottom of Walna Scar Road, Seathwaite and Duddon Valley. Followed walk c179 but went clockwise by mistake. [with] Romany [weather] Cloudy, super windy up top - Good circular walk. Easy to follow

Stephen Eddy summited on August 7th, 2020 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Mike Woodhouse, Tony Harris, Martin Bayliss [weather] cloudy - After the old man

Paul Macey conquered on July 11th, 2020 [from/via/route] Via grey friar [weather] Over caste windy on summit

Andrew Johnson scaled on November 14th, 2019 [from/via/route] Coniston [weather] Some cloud, very windy, snow and ice on tops - Scary descent of Swirl How ridge.

Christina Lander walked up on June 29th, 2019 [from/via/route] Three Shires Stone - Wet Side Edge - Little Carrs - Great Carrs - Grey Friar - Little Carrs - Three Shires Stone [with] Dick & Meg [weather] Warm with sunny spells.

Elaine Evans climbed on February 11th, 2019 [from/via/route] From car park at Low Tilberthwaite, via Tilberthwaite Gill and Dry Cove Bottom, then ascent via Wetherlam Edge, continued to Swirl How via Prison Band then on to Great Carrs before descending along West Side Edge and back to car park. [with] Sue and Christine [weather] Very good weather for walking, dry and clear, good visibility. - Oh dear! Scramble up Wetherlam Edge was a bit tricky, made more difficult due to snow underfoot and unclear route to top.......but we did it! Prison Band looked more challenging than it was - a pleasant surprise after Wetherlam Edge!

David Watson bagged on August 29th, 2018 [from/via/route] Coniston [weather] Sunny

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Great Carrs

Plane Wreck Memorial on the summit of Great Carrs

Plane Wreck Memorial on the summit of Great Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (28)

Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack

Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack

Photo: Chris Leonard (13)

Swirl How from Great Carrs

Swirl How from Great Carrs

Photo: Chris Leonard (17)

Snow on Black Sails summit cairn with Great Carrs (centre left) and Scafell Pike (far right) in the background

Snow on Black Sails summit cairn with Great Carrs (centre left) and Scafell Pike (far right) in the background

Photo: David Elliott (1)

Grey Friar, Great Carrs from the slopes of Harter Fell (Eskdale)

Grey Friar, Great Carrs from the slopes of Harter Fell (Eskdale)

Photo: Martin Potter (2)

Great Carrs from Little Carrs

Great Carrs from Little Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (20)

Cold Pike (left) and Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) from the summit of Great Carrs

Cold Pike (left) and Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) from the summit of Great Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (21)

Swirl How from Great Carrs

Swirl How from Great Carrs

Photo: Karen Todd (3)

Skiddaw from Great Carrs

Skiddaw from Great Carrs

Photo: Stephen Dawson (19)

Greenburn Valley and Little Langdale from Great Carrs

Greenburn Valley and Little Langdale from Great Carrs

Photo: David Hayter (173)


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