Great Carrs

Overview
Height: 2,558 Feet - 780 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 271 009
Area: Southern
Ordnance Survey: OL6
Wainwright Guidebook: Four

Curved like a scythe, the shapely ridge springing form the fields of Little Langdale to the crest of Rough Crags and climbing gradually thence along the grassy rim of Wet Side Edge to a lofty altitude between deep valleys, has little to arouse interest until the mild excitement of boundary stairway skirting the edge of crags promise better things ahead.

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

Great Carrs seen over the Top of Broad Slack with the Scafells, Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell in the distance.


Swirl How, Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag from Great Carrs.

Halifax Bomber Memorial, Great Carrs.

The Memorial of the British Halifax Mk V Bomber which crashed here after hitting the steep crags over Broad Slack during bad weather in October 1944 All eight crew members including seven Canadians and one Scotsman the youngest of which was just nineteen years of age died instantly.

The undercarriage still remains along side the Memorial parts of which still bear the part numbers as clear as if you were looking at them on the shelf whereas one of the Rolls Royce Merlin engines was recovered and remains at the Ruskin Museum in Coniston.


Great Carrs seen over the Top of Broad Slack.


Great Carrs Summit cairn.

Swirl How, Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag from Great Carrs summit cairn.

 

There are 8 walks to choose from including Great Carrs

Steel Edge, Wetherlam and a Cathedral Cave

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16th July 2017
ASCENT: 2,768 Feet - 844 Metres
MILES: 9
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Wetherlam - Swirl How - Geat Carrs
ROUTE: Tilberthwaite – Above Tilberthwaite Gill – Dry Cove Bottom – Steel Edge – Wetherlam – Prison Band – Swirl How – Top Of Broad Slack – Great Carrs – - Wet Side Edge – Greenburn Beck – Slater Bridge (Little Langdale) – Cathedral Quarry – Moss Rigg Wood – Pierce How Beck – Tilberthwaite
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 4 The Coniston Fells

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28th February 2016
ASCENT: 4,500 Feet - 1,372 Meters
MILES: 12.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 7, Dow Crag - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell - Grey Friar - Great Carrs - Swirl How - Wetherlam
ROUTE: Fell Gate - Walna Scar Road - Cove Bridge - Brown Pike - Buck Pike - Dow Crag - Goat's Hawse - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell - Levers Hawse - Swirl Band - Grey Friar - Fairfield - Great Carrs - Top of Broad Slack - Swirl How - Prison Band - Swirl Hawse - Red Dell Moss - Wetherlam - Black Sails Ridge - Levers Water - Boulder Valley - Walna Scar Road - Fell Gate
 

A Coniston Round

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14th October 2015
ASCENT: 3'967 Feet - 1,209 Meters
MILES: 10.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Wetherlam - Swirl How - Great Carrs - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man
ROUTE: Ruskin Museum - Church Beck - Miners Bridge – Coppermines Valley – Simons Nick – Levers Water – Black Sails – Red Dell Head Moss – Wetherlam – Prison Band - Swirl How - Top of Broad Slack - Great Carrs - Top of Broad Slack - Swirl Band - Levers Hawse - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man - Low Water - Coppermines Valley - Miners Bridge - Church Beck - Ruskin Museum
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 3 -The Coniston Fells

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13th March 2015
ASCENT: 4,084 Feet - 1,245 Meters
MILES: 14.1
SUMMITS OVER 2,000 Ft: Wetherlam - Wetherlam south cairn - Black Sails - Swirl How - Great Cars - Grey Friar - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man - Dow Crag - Brown Pike - Walna Scar - White Maide
ROUTE: Coniston - Sun Hotel - Miners Bridge - Lad Stones - Wetherlam - Black Sails - Swirl Hawse - Prison Band - Swirl How - Great Carrs - Grey Friar - Fairfield - Levers Hawse - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man - Goats Hawse - Dow Crag - Buck Pike - Brown Pike - Walna Scar - White Maiden - Walna Scar Road - Cove Bridge - Little Arrow Moor - Fell Gate - Sun Hotel - Coniston
 

Wetherlam, Steel Edge & the Cathedral Cave

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1st November 2013
ASCENT: 3,018 Feet, 920 Meters
MILES: 10.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Wetherlam – Swirl How – Great Carrs – Grey Friar
ROUTE: Tilberthwaite – Above Tilberthwaite Gill – Dry Cove Bottom – Steel Edge – Lad Stones – Wetherlam – Prison Band – Swirl How – Top Of Broad Slack – Great Carrs – Fairfield – Grey Friar – Fairfield – Wet Side Edge – Greenburn Beck – Slater Bridge (Little Langdale) – Cathedral Quarry – Moss Rigg Wood – Pierce How Beck – Tilberthwaite
 

The Coniston Fells Part II

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19th October 2012
ASCENT: 3,612 Feet, 1,101 Metres
MILES: 8.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Wetherlam – Swirl How – Great Carrs – Grey Friar – Brim Fell – Coniston Old Man
ROUTE: Silver Bank – Miners Bridge – Lad Stones – Red Gill Head Moss – Wetherlam – Prison Band – Swirl How – Great Carrs – Grey Friar – Fairfield Col – Swirl Band – Levers Hawse – Brim Fell – Coniston Old Man – Low Water – Boulder Valley – Miners Bridge – Silver Bank
 

A Furness Epic

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13th November 2010
ASCENT: 3,600 Ft, 1,097 Mtrs
MILES: 9.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Dow Crag, Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Great Cars & Grey Friar
ROUTE:  
 

Wetherlam, Swirl How & Great Carrs

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31st May 2010
ASCENT: 2,499 Ft  762 Mtrs
MILES: 7
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Great Carrs, Swirl How & Wetherlam
ROUTE:  
 

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