Grey Friar

Overview
Height: 2,526 Feet - 770 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 260 003
Area: Southern
Ordnance Survey: OL6
Wainwright Guidebook: Four

Grey Friar, like Dow Crag, stands aloof from the main spine of the Coniston Fells, but, unlike Dow Crag, has no great single natural feature to attract attention and is consequently the least frequented of the group.

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

Grey Friar seen over Fairfield.

Grey Friar from the Halifax Bomber Memorial cairn on Swirl How.

The Matterhorn rock, Grey Friar.

Harter Fell (Eskdale) from Grey Friar summit cairn.

 

There are 5 walks to choose from including Grey Friar

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
 

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:  
 

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