The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England
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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
Iain Jones hiked on July 29th, 2015 [from/via/route] Great Langdale National Trust Campsite - 27 August 2017 - The Wainwright 60 - Day 7 (Coniston)
Simon Boddy summited on June 30th, 2017 [from/via/route] Torver [with] HF Holidays [weather] Breezy and cool with low cloud turning warmer and sunny later.
Chris Sheard conquered on September 4th, 2015 [from/via/route] Ridge from Great Carrs [with] George & Arron [weather] Cool day with light showers - Slower pace than would have liked - felt cold
Claire Kirk scaled on April 8th, 2017 [from/via/route] Walna Scar car park [with] Phil [weather] Sunshine and clear day
Mark Davidson walked up on June 11th, 2005 [with] Theresa, Ann & Kevin [weather] Lovely and sunny
Charlie Housley climbed on May 21st, 2016 [from/via/route] Parked up at the Three Shire Stone for a circuit of Grey Friar, Great Carrs, Swirl How, Black Sails and Wetherlam. [with] Candy the dog. [weather] Atrocious; low cloud, driving hale, and 50mph gusts...challenging!
Andrew Martin bagged on October 26th, 2015 [from/via/route] three shire stone [with] harry [weather] fine
Tony Rogerson hiked on July 3rd, 2015 [from/via/route] Great Wood Seathwaite Tarn Goat's Hawse Brim Fell Grey Friar & Troutal Fell [with] Darren Floss Robbie & Ruby [weather] Sunny - HOT day
Denis Hoyle summited on August 23rd, 2015 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] myself [weather] good - nice day
Anthony Scott conquered on September 22nd, 2015 [from/via/route] Coppermines Valley [with] me [weather] Sunny, some white cloud and occasional mist, but 14 degrees and almost perfect
Tracey Cowell scaled on September 4th, 2015 [from/via/route] Three shire stones/grey friar/swirl how/great carrs [with] Solo [weather] Sunny with some cloud
Kevin Parnham walked up on August 21st, 2015 [from/via/route] From Seathwaite,Duddon via Great Carrs [with] Jo and Charlotte [weather] wet and pretty windy almost all day
Wendy John climbed on August 8th, 2015 [from/via/route] Coniston, Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crags, Great Hawse, Brim Fell, Great Crags, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friar [with] Chris Bunce [weather] sunny
David Noble bagged on May 23rd, 2015 [from/via/route] Walna Road [with] Chris [weather] Bright sunny day
Leon Harvey hiked on April 5th, 2015 [from/via/route] c179 [with] Solo [weather] Sunny
Colin Egan summited on March 27th, 2015 [from/via/route] Ascent from Wrynose Pass, via Wet Side Edge [with] My wife Faith [weather] Some sun, dry but cold wind - More snow near the top than expected, patchy but drifts in places, view from summit pretty impressive from Coniston Old Man to the South to the Scafell range to the North.
Ann Davis conquered on September 24th, 2014 [from/via/route] dungeon ghyll up wrynose [weather] sunny and clear - fab day
Dave Eyes scaled on August 22nd, 2014 [from/via/route] From Coniston Village via Wetherlam and Swirl How and Great Carrs [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Sunny
Neil Heywood walked up on August 7th, 2014 [from/via/route] Seathwaite
Andy James climbed on August 4th, 2014 [with] Suzie James
Keith Eastman bagged on July 21st, 2014 [from/via/route] c179
Craig Steeland hiked on July 15th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Coniston village via Great Carrs [with] On my own [weather] Warm and sunny with low wind. Perfect!
Clive Ward summited on July 5th, 2014 [from/via/route] Wrynose Pass, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Brim Fell, Swirl How [with] Hazel [weather] Cool start, sunshine & cloud descending once to peaks - Day 2 of Tour de France (in Yorskshire)
Marcus Bradshaw conquered on April 24th, 2014 [from/via/route] Dow Crag , old Man , brim Fell , Swirl How , great Carrs , Grey Friar . [with] Marcus [weather] Sunny - one huge boulder - one amazing view, one happy Marcus
Harry Meijer scaled on June 4th, 2014 [from/via/route] Wetherlam from Little Langdale [with] The Lake District Walker
Christine Knowles walked up on July 20th, 2013 [from/via/route] Coniston via Swirl How and Great Carrs [with] Graham [weather] Very hot lower down, welcome breeze on tops - Great circular walk, visiting the Old Man and Dow Crag on way back
John Nicholson climbed on October 16th, 2010 [from/via/route] walk c179 The Seathwaite Round from Seathwaite, Duddon Valley
Chris Bramley bagged on April 7th, 2013 [from/via/route] Wrynose pass [with] Janet [weather] Warm but snow everywhere
Dale Verrall hiked on December 2nd, 2011 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Amber [weather] Very windy & cold
Iain Taylor summited on November 8th, 2009 [from/via/route] Coniston (SD 30001 97460)
Darren Mortimer conquered on July 8th, 2012 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Wet & Misty
Linda Walker scaled on May 19th, 2012 [from/via/route] From Seathwaite, round to Dow Crag - camped at Turner Hall camp site - excellent
Christine Shepherd walked up on July 31st, 2007 [from/via/route] Coniston along the Walna Scar road to Brown pike then back over the Coniston Fells [with] On my own [weather] Glorious! - Climbed this again on my own on 1.10.11 using walk c420.
Melanie Dunn, David Kelley, Leon Potts, Louise Sandwith, Trevor Longman, Jo Dixon, David Shaw, John Walter, David Laws, Claire Rigg, Edward Wells, David Butterfield, Louis Smith, Jonathan Tobin, Patricia Dilley, Simon Duerden, Michael Nolan, Paul Booth, Peter Clark, David Hickin, Gordon Lee, Jan Dixon, Lee Maddison, Paul Henderson, Linda Mckeogh, Trevor Williams, John Kendall, John Cuthbert, Matthew Thomas, Les Bennett, Patrick Buckland, David Kelley, John Southward, Stephen Millington, Rob Barklamb, Andy Nicholls, Paul Warren, Jeanette Coward, Adam Shewry and Ray O'Hara have all walked, climbed & bagged Grey Friar.
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