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Grey Friar
770m (2527ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Grey Friar as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
60th highest in England,
104th in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 53)

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74th highest in England,
128th in England & Wales

Walk Grey Friar walking UK Mountains in The Southern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Grey Friar Summit

Photo: Chris Leonard

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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 Grey Friar Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Grey Friar

Kevin Foster walked up on September 16th, 2021 [from/via/route] Coniston. [with] By myself. [weather] Sunny with some high cloud cover. Perfect conditions really. - I decided to revisit Swirl How and Great Carrs after the low cloud on the previous week's visit blotted out all the views. A brief summary of the route was: Coppermines valley, Levens water, Swirl Hause, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friars, Levens Hause, Brim Fell, Old Man, Goats Hause, Dow crag, Buck Pike, Brown Pike, Walna Scar, White Maiden and return to the Walna Scar road for the long descent back into Coniston. The clear visibility really opened up the views as far as Morecambe Bay, the Isle of Man and possibly Blackpool Tower!? A superb day's walking from start to finish.

Pete George climbed on July 17th, 2021 [with] Roco [weather] Sunny & Hot

Andrew Flynn bagged on August 10th, 2021 [from/via/route] Coniston. Walk number 19. The Coniston Fells [with] Nicola [weather] Sunny

Neil Bennett hiked on July 23rd, 2021 [from/via/route] Climbed Great Carrs, Swirl How & Grey Friar from the Wrynose Pass. Our starting point was the Three Shires Stone, taking the path up Wet Side Edge and returning via the same route. [with] Pam Bennett, Oliver Bennett, Thomas Bennett. [weather] Hot & Sunny.

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

Wayne Baxter conquered 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

John Bryers scaled on April 15th, 2021 [from/via/route] Parked at Walna Scar Road top car park (Now pay and display at £4 for 4 hours and £8 for 9 hours). Walked up Walna scar road, took path or right on ridge up Brown Pike, Buck Pike and on to Dow Crag. From Dow Crag down to Goats Hawes and bearing right on lower path under Brim Fell and Swirl How to join climb to top of Grey Friar. [with] With Freya Gray, Jazz and Mya my faithful 13 year old Patterdale Terrier. [weather] Cold start with occasional icy winds but warmed up during climbing!

Jill Dean walked up 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 climbed 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

Nick Dobson bagged on July 20th, 2020 [from/via/route] Wrynosse Pass [with] Margaret and Ralph [weather] Clear day with light showers early part of walk - Eventually completed Grey Friar at the 3rd attempt. First time was after completing Great Carr's & Swirl How, Grey Friar was enveloped in mist so we completed Wetherlam instead. The 2nd attempt ended with a punctured tyre combining down the struggle from Kirkstone Pass, resulting in having to limp to Kendal using the space saver reserve tyre before getting a new one fitted.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Grey Friar

The S for Sugar Aircraft Crash Memorial between Swirl How, Great Carrs and Grey Friar

The S for Sugar Aircraft Crash Memorial between Swirl How, Great Carrs and Grey Friar

Photo: David Hayter (178)

Grey Friar and the Seathwaite Fells over Dunnerdale from Hesk Fell

Grey Friar and the Seathwaite Fells over Dunnerdale from Hesk Fell

Photo: Andy Malcolm (176)

Swirl How and The Old Man of Coniston from Grey Friar

Swirl How and The Old Man of Coniston from Grey Friar

Photo: Chris Leonard (18)

Matterhorn Rock on Grey Friar

Matterhorn Rock on Grey Friar

Photo: David Hayter (174)

Seathwaite Tarn from (the lower slopes of) Grey Friar

Seathwaite Tarn from (the lower slopes of) Grey Friar

Photo: Chris Leonard (20)

White Maiden summit cairn with Grey Friar (left), Dow Crag, Brown Pike and The Old Man of Coniston (right) in the background

White Maiden summit cairn with Grey Friar (left), Dow Crag, Brown Pike and The Old Man of Coniston (right) in the background

Photo: Christine Shepherd (144)

Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Photo: James Brennan (3)

Great Carrs from Grey Friar

Great Carrs from Grey Friar

Photo: Stephen Dawson (12)

Grey Friar (left), Dow Crag, Brown Pike and The Old Man of Coniston (right) from White Maiden

Grey Friar (left), Dow Crag, Brown Pike and The Old Man of Coniston (right) from White Maiden

Photo: Christine Shepherd (143)

Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Photo: David Hayter (171)


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