Great Carrs, Swirl How & Grey Friar

Date                   07/08/2004

Walks done by: Jed.

Weather:            Overcast and very warm to begin. Becoming hot and very sunny.

Distance           6 miles.

Started at:         Three Shire Stone

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The Three Shire Stone at the top of Wrynose Pass

looking west along Wrynose Pass. Harter Fell is on the left in the distance

The Greenburn Valley with greenburn Reservoir (bottom right) and Little Langdale Tarn (left) 

Swirl How (centre) and Great Carrs (right) from the top of the path from Wrynose Pass.


And suddenly the sun appeared to give this view of the Scafells and Bowfell

Greenburn from Little Carrs

Wreckage of ill fated Halifax bomber LL505 below Great Carrs. For more information on this crash visit 

...and its landing gear near the summit. 

The memorial cross

Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Swirl How from near Great Carrs summit

The large cairn on Swirl How summit with the Scafells in the distance

Great Carrs with the wreckage near its base

Great Carrs with the Scafells in the distance

Wetherlam from Swirl How

30 yards SE of Swirl How summit and this excellent view of Levers Water and Coniston Water awaits

Another view of the memorial and its spectacular setting

Great Carrs summit

...and the summit cairn

Looking across to Swirl How from Great Carrs

From L to R. The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell and Dow Crag behind the ridge to Swirl How 

Grey Friar summit. The true summit is the one to the left

The Scafells from the NW cairn

Grey Friar summit with Dow Crag in the distance

Wainwrights pointed boulder near the summit

The northerly view

Wrynose Breast and Cold Pike from the top of the path down to Wrynose Pass

Descending to Wrynose Pass ( where red cars seem very popular)

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