Wednesday 8th April 2015


Start Point : Three Shire Stone (NY 276 026)


Distance :  5.5 miles        Height Ascended : 2000 feet


Route Map





The Three Shire Stone.....the start of today's walk which has the distinct advantage of saving nearly 1300 feet of ascent.


Cold Pike from the short steep climb up to the top of the Wet Side Edge ridge.


Wrynose Bottom in the early morning shadow of Grey Friar - Harter Fell beyond.


Swirl How and Great Carrs from Wet Side Edge....... the opposite direction Crinkle Crags over Side Pike with Pike o' Blisco to the right.


Weak temperature inversion beyond Wet Side Edge and Lingmoor Fell.


Little Carrs.


It is not long before the Scafells come into view.


The top of Fairfield hause and the onward route to Grey Friar rising to the right.


The Matterhorn rock near Grey Friar's summit.


The summit of Grey Friar..........


........and it's northerly aspect up through Moasdale to the Scafells.


Looking west towards Harter Fell.


Big blue skies over Helvellyn.


Grey Friar Panorama.


Seathwaite Tarn.


Brim Fell and Dow Crag from the top of Little How Crags.


Looking south over the top of Little How Crags and Brim Fell towards The Old Man.


Swirl How and Prison Band.


The neat summit cairn of Swirl How.


The Scafells overtopping Great Carrs from Swirl How.


Greenburn from Top of Broad Slack.


The memorial cross and cairn just below the summit of Great Carrs, marking the sight

 of a tragic accident where a Halifax bomber crashed on a training flight in 1944.


Great Carrs.


Swirl How, The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell and the peak of Dow Crag from Great Carrs.


Looking north over the summit of Little Carrs - Skiddaw in the centre distance.


Another view down Greenburn and Little Langdale.


Grey Friar and Harter Fell.


Grey Friar from the top of Wet Side Edge.


Wet Side Edge.


Wetherlam over Little Langdale Tarn.