Grey Friar via the south-west ridge

Start point: Troutal, Duddon Valley (SD 234 983)

Troutal – Troutal Fell – Grey Friar south-west ridge – Grey Friar – Fairfield col – Seathwaite Tarn – Troutal

Distance: 6.1 miles     Total Ascent: 643 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 30 minutes     Start Time: 11:20

Weather: Cold wind. 7°C.

There was an arctic blast again today with snow and hail falling on the higher ground and the wind was biting to say the least. It was very quiet on the fells, I didn’t see a soul anywhere but I guess a lot of Cumbrians have fair bit of clearing up to do after the floods unfortunately.


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