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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

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


OS Landranger Maps 89 & 90
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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

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

Seathwaite Tarn and Duddon Valley from Grey Friar

Seathwaite Tarn and Duddon Valley from Grey Friar

Photo: James Brennan (4)

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)

Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Photo: David Hayter (171)

Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Photo: James Brennan (3)

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)

Great Carrs from Grey Friar

Great Carrs from Grey Friar

Photo: Stephen Dawson (12)

Duddon Valley and Harter Fell from Grey Friar

Duddon Valley and Harter Fell from Grey Friar

Photo: David Hayter (169)

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)

From left to right: Slight Side and Sca Fell, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Cold Pike, Little Stand and finally the shoulder of Grey Friar from the summit of Hard Knott

From left to right: Slight Side and Sca Fell, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Cold Pike, Little Stand and finally the shoulder of Grey Friar from the summit of Hard Knott

Photo: Colin Jenkins (31)

Seathwaite Tarn from Grey Friar

Seathwaite Tarn from Grey Friar

Photo: David Hayter (175)

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)

Seathwaite Tarn from (the lower slopes of) Grey Friar

Seathwaite Tarn from (the lower slopes of) Grey Friar

Photo: Chris Leonard (20)

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

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

Photo: Martin Potter (2)

Matterhorn Rock on Grey Friar

Matterhorn Rock on Grey Friar

Photo: David Hayter (174)

*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)


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