Height: 314 metres / 1030 feet Grid reference: SD 32534 94341 Category: The Outlying Fells
The sun was shining and the skies were blue this afternoon, so I took the opportunity for a short walk up to Carron Crag from the Grizedale Visitors centre near Satterthwaite. It’s a little bit odd this walk as most of it is in the forest, so there are no views until you reach the summit ridge where everything opens up before you. Well worth a visit.
Today’s walk is a fairly short walk from Dodgson Wood on the eastern shore of Coniston Water. Due to the bad weather and gale force winds last week Grizedale Forest is shut from the visitor centre due to the amount of trees felled, however it is still accessible from the Coniston side. There was plenty of evidence of the wind damage with trees down in the old woods at the beginning of the walk and quite extensive damage in the forest itself.
Today’s walk follows an updated version of Wainwright’s Carron Crag chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 88. Grizedale Hall is now a visitors centre (previously it held German POW’s in WWII and was featured in the film ‘The One That Got Away’) and the Carron Crag route follows the red marker posts. There were no views today with it being so overcast, but nevertheless there were some interesting sculptures along the route…