Start point: Troutal, Duddon Valley (SD 234 983)
Troutal – Seathwaite Tarn – Fairfield – Grey Friar – Troutal Fell – Troutal
Distance: 6.5 miles Total Ascent: 961 metres Time Taken: 2 hours 30 minutes
Weather: Sunny with a strong, cold wind. 14°C.
The sun continued to shine for this morning’s ascent to the north-west cornerstone of the Coniston fells, Grey Friar. There was a strong, icy breeze blasting down from the fells across Seathwaite Tarn and it felt a lot colder than yesterday.
Grey Friar, standing apart from the main Coniston fells, gives magnificent, uninterrupted views of the Sca Fells and a great view of Harter Fell and westwards out to the coast and the Irish Sea.