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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,
127th 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

Grey Friar is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

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

Andrew Johnson walked up 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 climbed 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 bagged 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 hiked on August 29th, 2018 [from/via/route] Coniston [weather] Sunny

Phillip Bulley summited on September 4th, 2018 [from/via/route] Via Swirl How. [with] Ruby. [weather] Sunny

Caroline Winter conquered 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 scaled on July 29th, 2015 [from/via/route] Great Langdale National Trust Campsite - 27 August 2017 - The Wainwright 60 - Day 7 (Coniston)

Simon Boddy walked up 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 climbed 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 bagged on April 8th, 2017 [from/via/route] Walna Scar car park [with] Phil [weather] Sunshine and clear day

Mark Davidson hiked on June 11th, 2005 [with] Theresa, Ann & Kevin [weather] Lovely and sunny

Charlie Housley summited 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 conquered on October 26th, 2015 [from/via/route] three shire stone [with] harry [weather] fine

Tony Rogerson scaled 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 walked up on August 23rd, 2015 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] myself [weather] good - nice day

Anthony Scott climbed 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 bagged 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 hiked 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 summited 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 conquered on May 23rd, 2015 [from/via/route] Walna Road [with] Chris [weather] Bright sunny day

Leon Harvey scaled on April 5th, 2015 [from/via/route] c179 [with] Solo [weather] Sunny

Colin Egan walked up 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 climbed on September 24th, 2014 [from/via/route] dungeon ghyll up wrynose [weather] sunny and clear - fab day

Dave Eyes bagged 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 hiked on August 7th, 2014 [from/via/route] Seathwaite

Andy James summited on August 4th, 2014 [with] Suzie James

Keith Eastman conquered on July 21st, 2014 [from/via/route] c179

Craig Steeland scaled 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 walked up 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 climbed 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 bagged on June 4th, 2014 [from/via/route] Wetherlam from Little Langdale [with] The Lake District Walker

Christine Knowles hiked 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 summited on October 16th, 2010 [from/via/route] walk c179 The Seathwaite Round from Seathwaite, Duddon Valley

Chris Bramley conquered on April 7th, 2013 [from/via/route] Wrynose pass [with] Janet [weather] Warm but snow everywhere

Dale Verrall scaled on December 2nd, 2011 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Amber [weather] Very windy & cold

Iain Taylor walked up on November 8th, 2009 [from/via/route] Coniston (SD 30001 97460)

Darren Mortimer climbed on July 8th, 2012 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Wet & Misty

Linda Walker bagged on May 19th, 2012 [from/via/route] From Seathwaite, round to Dow Crag - camped at Turner Hall camp site - excellent

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

Seathwaite Tarn from Grey Friar

Seathwaite Tarn from Grey Friar

Photo: David Hayter (175)

*Loft Crag (foreground far left), Lingmoor, Blea Tarn, Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco), Cold Pike and Crinkle Crags (featuring Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Gunson Knott) (mid-distance left to right) and Wetherlam, Great Carrs and Grey Friar (far-distance centre to right)  from the summit of Pike of Stickle (Langdale Pikes)

*Loft Crag (foreground far left), Lingmoor, Blea Tarn, Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco), Cold Pike and Crinkle Crags (featuring Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Gunson Knott) (mid-distance left to right) and Wetherlam, Great Carrs and Grey Friar (far-distance centre to right) from the summit of Pike of Stickle (Langdale Pikes)

Photo: Tim Hope (42)

Seathwaite Tarn and Duddon Valley from Grey Friar

Seathwaite Tarn and Duddon Valley from Grey Friar

Photo: James Brennan (4)

Duddon Valley and Harter Fell from Grey Friar

Duddon Valley and Harter Fell from Grey Friar

Photo: David Hayter (169)

Seathwaite Tarn from (the lower slopes of) Grey Friar

Seathwaite Tarn from (the lower slopes of) Grey Friar

Photo: Chris Leonard (20)

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)

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)

Matterhorn Rock on Grey Friar

Matterhorn Rock on Grey Friar

Photo: David Hayter (174)

Great Carrs from Grey Friar

Great Carrs from Grey Friar

Photo: Stephen Dawson (12)

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)


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