The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England
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Grey Friar is on Ordnance Survey Maps:
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Grey Friar is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:
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Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Grey Friar
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.
Paul Macey hiked on July 11th, 2020 [from/via/route] Onward to great Carr's walked from covey beck [weather] Over caste windy on summit
Andrew Johnson summited 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 conquered 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 scaled on February 26th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Cockley Bridge to summit of Grey Friar and return. [with] Sue and Christine [weather] Beautiful sunny day. - Unbelievably hot day for February! Amazing views - well worth the effort.
David Watson walked up on August 29th, 2018 [from/via/route] Coniston [weather] Sunny
Phillip Bulley climbed on September 4th, 2018 [from/via/route] Via Swirl How. [with] Ruby. [weather] Sunny
Caroline Winter bagged on April 11th, 2018 [from/via/route] Wrynose pass, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Swirl How, Black sails, Wetherlam [with] Becky [weather] Cloud lifted and great views late morning/afternoon, breezy on ascent to Hell Gill Pike - Busy up here. Some off to Coniston from Swirl Hawse, we some how missed plane debris on Great Carrs! Lost time on descent of Prison Band and detour off path to Black Sails. Also, after rocky scramble decent.....ended up on the minor track to the mines, and boy was it steep and never ending. We were in dismay at another climb to get back over to Wet Side. Late for booked meal, but fantastic circuit
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