Name:Grey Friar
Hill number:2639
Height:773m / 2536ft
Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Col:695m  NY265006  

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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
1668230/10/2016NY 25988 00394  F: Cairn NWMDE
1668330/10/2016NY 26009 00361  F: Cairn SEMDE
2876402/08/2019NY 26011 00364  F: Cairn on outcrop
O: Summit
2876502/08/2019NY 25991 00397  F: CairnLR
2975014/10/2019NY 26011 00360  F: cairnP&EH
-1228911/10/2008NY 26011 00360  F: SE cairn
O: NW cairn 42m away at NY 25988 00396 is said to be lower
-1229002/05/2010NY 26010 00359  F: SE cairn
O: NW cairn 42m away at NY 25988 00396 is said to be lower
-1229120/06/2010NY 26009 00363  F: SE cairn
O: NW cairn 42m away at NY 25988 00396 is said to be lower
-1229220/04/2013NY 26008 00359  F: SE cairn
O: NW cairn 42m away at NY 25988 00396 is said to be lower
-1229320/06/2010NY 25988 00396  F: NW cairn
O: SE cairn 45m away at NY 26010 00361 is said to be higher
104620/04/2013NY 26008 00359  F: CairnCraig67

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Parked at Walna Scar Road. Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Brim Fell, Dow Crag, Buck Pike, Brown Pike, Walna Scar.PGCE08/06/2020
Circular walk from Wetherlam to Old man of Coniston. Parking at old station road.Dan Baddeley22/03/2020
Clockwise Circular from parking area near Tilberthwaite cottages.muzza221/03/2020
Started climb from Three shire stone on wrynose pass..billames18/03/2020
Went to both cairns, could not decide which was higher despite using the Abney Level. The weather still holding out, we only did the hill as a detour .DanMaisieBex31/12/2019
Birkett 3 with KeithDave Geere28/12/2019
With NB from Three Shires, cold cloudy day. to summit return via Great Carrs, Little Carrs and Hell Gill Pike. Back before dark.Frank03/12/2019
With FR from Three Shires, cold cloudy day. to summit of Grey Friar, return via Great Carrs, Little Carrs and Hell Gill Pike. Back before dark.Bheinn03/12/2019
From Little Carrs. Solo.Dangerous Dave26/11/2019
Parked at three shires stones, via Great Carrs and Swirl How, bypassing Great Carrs on the return. Good views all round.LizH14/10/2019
The Old Man of Coniston -> Brim Fell -> Dow Crag -> Walna Scar -> White Maiden -> Green Crag -> Harter Fell -> Grey Friar -> Grear Carrs -> Swirl How -> Black Sails -> Wetherlam. Mostly nice weather for my 2 day walk. Camped at Harter Fell.axoree12/10/2019
From Wrynose pass. Cloudy!apshepherd13/09/2019
Circular from Seathwaite. Dow Crag, Old Man, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey friar, Harter Felldavepeel24/08/2019
9/11 From Seathwaite, up Walna Scar then Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag, Brim Fell, Little How Crags, Great How Swirl Band, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, then down to Seathwaite tarn on delightful path and round to Long Crag - through Bracken and back down valley on Bridleway to High Tongue (High Tongue is an awful struggle in tussocks but not for too long - climb it from South rather than North and it will be shorter for you). 7 hours.nickywood103/08/2019
Birkett route SOUTHERN FELLS-CON 1. Start Three Shire Stone summit of wrynose pass. HELL GILL PIKE- LITTLE CARRS-GREAT CARRS-SWIRL HOW- added in GREAT HOW-LITTLE HOW - GREY FRIAR. Blustery day started with thin cloud ended clear and Sunny. Lovely views of Scafell range.Hill Wanderer04/07/2019
With Stephen. From C.P. at Tilberthwaite (NY3060601011). Wetherlam, Swirl How, Great Carrs & Grey Friar. Low cloud with intermittent rain on tops.ADT01/06/2019
Part of walk from Tilberthwaite -> Wetherlam -> Swirl How -> Grey Friar -> Great Carrs - very sunny Easter Mondayrachelcawley22/04/2019
Ascended from Cockley Beck BridgeWayne Mac13/04/2019
Dow Crag, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Grey Friar, Great Carrs - with Bassy and Duey.robba_wag31/03/2019
Cloudy and Windysiholden24/03/2019
A late start from home on a cold but lovely day. Cloudy with sunny spells. Some small patches of snow still near the summit.With no dogs. Ascent via Reservoir and Blake Rigg, recommended.Karmakarl23/03/2019
From Walna Scar car park, Seathwaite side: Walna Scar, Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag, Old man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Little How Crags, Swirl How, Great Carrs and Grey Friar. With Hiking Manchester. Very windy day, poor visibility and snow on the tops, sunshine at the end of the day.Lazylizzie17/03/2019
With Big SamCora Thorny15/02/2019
With Elvis and Bertiemarklimb197530/11/2018
From Wrynose Pass up to Wetside Edge to Little Carrs,Great Carrs & onto Swirl How down over How Grags & up to Brim Fell & 'busy' The Old Man, back over Brim Fell then contour path round & up to Grey Friar the Wetside Edge & down to the Pass, v cool breeze till mid afternoon, warmer,less breezy & increasing sunshine early evening onwards..apricorum22/09/2018
Was staying at Torver, so decided I'd bag a few Wainwrights I'd missed around conniston. Grey friar was one of them. Got to say, such a great view of the sca fell range, so glad I did it.derlan12/09/2018
Headed over from Swirl fell. Easy path to follow. with Richie.Zoe Little04/09/2018
From wrynose pass with cold pike same dayjpitches28/08/2018
Hill bagging with Andrew: Wetherlam, Black Sails, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Black Crag, The Old Man Of Coniston. 16.86km 3:51:00peter_tun05/08/2018
3rd Wainwright and 9th top of the day. From Little How Crags, contouring around Swirl How and then up from Fairfield Col. Visited both tops.bevandy11401/08/2018
With Sue from Seathwaite. Via a very dry Seathwaite Tarn. Very misty. Return down NW ridge to Cockley Bridge and back to Newfield Inn for refreshment.Frank21/07/2018
From Cockley Beck on a round of 7 hills. On to Little How Crags.jonglew15/07/2018
From Wrynose Pass with Delva on another hot day. From Great Carrs and Swirl How.Neilb08/07/2018
Having gone on a recon trip the day before and knowing where we needed to park on Wynrose pass at the “three shire stone” From the car we went straight up cutting across the face of Great carrs to get this in first. Great walk and superb views from a great summit and some amazing views of Coniston fells and one of my favourite views of the Scafell range.Scotty 2 Hotty21/06/2018
From Cockley Beck with Jules in high humidity with heat hazeGrey Hare09/06/2018
Beautiful day (24 degrees and sunny!) Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Little How Crag, Great How Crag, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friar and Little Carrs and Hell Gill PikeFionalevey30/05/2018
Last one today from Great CarrsCyclistno106/05/2018
The Coniston Fellssms.3721/04/2018
Fell Gate - Walna Scar - Brown Pike - Buck Pike - Dow Crag - Grey Friar - Great Carrs - Swirl How - Prison Band - Levers Water - Boulder Valley - Fell GateMountainTerrier21/04/2018
Walna Scar CP > Goat's Hawse > Dow Crag > Goat's Hawse > The Old Man of Coniston > Brim Fell > Great How (Swirl Band) > Grey Friar > Great Carrs > Swirl How > Swirl Hawse > Black Sails > Wetherlam > Lad Stones > Walna Scar CP. Fine but largely cloudy great walking day, just me and Hjohnkaysleftleg14/04/2018
From car park above Heathwaite, across Braidy Beck ascended Old Man of Coniston via Low Water tarn. On to Dow Crag via Goat Hawse. Retrace steps and ascend Brim Fell. Follow ridge to Lervers Hawse took path that contours around Swirl How to Fairfield and ascend Grey Friars. Return to Fairfield and ascend Great Carrs and Swirl How. Descent to Swirl Hawse and Lever’s Water, contour around to Grey Crag to the Pudding Stone and Crowberry Haws and return to car park.raymooremanx29/03/2018
Wetherlam via Hole Rake, Black Sails (Nuttall), Swirl Hawse, Prison Band, Swirl How, Grey Friar, Brim Fell, The Old Man of Coniston, Goats Hawse, Dow Crag, Buck Pike, Brown Pike, Wanna Scar (Nuttall), White Maiden (Nuttall) back to Coniston via Walna scar Road.Stu Percival07/02/2018
Started at Tilberthwait Quarry Car Park NY 30610 01006. via Wetherlam, Black Sails and Swirl How, then onto, Great Carrs. Retutned back via WetherlamWestdenewalker14/09/2017
From Walna Scar CP. Up Coniston Old Man, on to BrimFell, Swirl How,Great Carrs,Grey Friar & Wetherlam. Back to CP via Coppermines Road.Wandyone2313/08/2017
Weatherlam, Black Sails, Swirl How, Grey Friar, Great Carrs horseshoe from Fell Foot.lenman05/08/2017
Coniston - Wetherlam - Swirl How - Great Carrs - GREY FRIAR - Conistoneviljeff917/07/2017
Circular walk from Walna Scar car park Dow Crag Swirl How Great Carrs Grey Friar Wetherlam Brim Fell Coniston Old Manjaney.m08/07/2017
2nd ascentabbo000131/05/2017
On my Todd, red hot sunshine.whiteuss26/05/2017