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Great Carrs
Great Carrs forms the highest part of the northern shoulder of the Coniston Fells. It eminates as a ridge running at first west from Swirl How before arcing northwards and becoming Wet Side Edge which runs in a majestic curve all the way down to Little Langdale. Until 1974 the whole Coniston range was part of Lancashire with the Old Man being the county top, before a local government re-hash gave the area to the newly formed Cumbria.

The summit of Great Carrs sits right on the edge of the precipitous drop into Greenburn. The views of Swirl How and the crags of Broad Slack are nothing short of stunning (personal opnion). The fell top is sadly home to parts of WWII aeroplane wreckage from a Canadian Halifax Bomber that just failed to clear the ridge and careered over the cliffs into Greenburn.

In Wainwright height rankings, Great Carrs comes in at 11th highest of the Southern Fells, and 38th highest overall.

Height : 2558ft/780m
NY 27078 00950
Lake District - Southern Fells - Cumbria - England
Hill Classification(s) :  Birkett,  Nuttall,  Wainwright
OS Explorer Map(s): 6N
OS Landranger Map(s): 89 90

Additional Information from the Database of British Hills
Summit Feature: Cairn on summit tor
 

 

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05/07/2013
The Coniston Fells
4812 ft. - 14.8 miles
Very hard
Hot and humid whilst low. Very windy on Swirl How
Mick
Lake District


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13/06/2009
Seven Fells around Coniston
4000 ft. - 14 miles
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Cool, grey, overcast - heavy mist early on but eventually turned to sun at the end of the walk
Ali
Lake District


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