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Name:Grey Friar
Hill number:2639
Height:773m / 2536ft
Parent (Ma):2634  The Old Man of Coniston [Coniston Old Man]
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Duddon
Class:Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett,
Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(Tu,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:NY 26009 00360
Summit feature:SE cairn
Drop:78m
Col:695m  NY265006  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Observations:NW cairn 40m away at NY 25988 00395 is said to be lower
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 951 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
eyenose03/02/2018
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
From Coniston Wetherlam Prison Band Swirl How Great Carrs Grey Friars Brim Fell Coniston Old Man Dow CragWifey201614/05/2017
Coniston Fells Weatherlam, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Frier, Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man and finishing on Dow Crag Wonderful day if a little windy up thereTobo196914/05/2017
GL3DLittledave28/04/2017
walk-coniston-grey friarbabsjess23/04/2017
Walk, grey friarseanrtaylor9123/04/2017
Three Shires Stone - Hell Gill Pike - Little Carrs - Great Carrs - Grey Friar - Swirl How - Black Sails - Wetherlam - Fabulous sunny weather and clear views.Delta6822/04/2017
From three shire stone. Brilliant weather-wise but still boggy underfootDanGeere08/04/2017
Hot DayMick299108/04/2017
13 mile walk from Coniston village up the Coppermines road, bearing right to climb Wetherlam then going on to Swirl How, Gt Carrs, Grey Friar, Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag, descending via Buck Pike and Brown Pike and Walna Scar road back to the car.Philip A03/04/2017
Coniston roundscreeleep02/04/2017
Parked at Birk's Bridge car park, Little Stand, Cold Pike, Wrynose Pass, Great Carrs, Grey Friar. A mixture of sun and clouds with no visibility from the tops of Great Carrs and Great Friar with some snow falling and already on the ground.Fell_wanderer29/03/2017
Ben silly snowPaul Beard25/03/2017
V windy swirling cloud and occasional sun. round of great cars, swirl how and wetherlam from 3 shires.Mountainhikes08/03/2017
SWFCgeoffryan12/02/2017