Start point: Three Shire Stone (NY 277 027)
Three Shire Stone – Wet Side Edge – Little Carrs – Great Carrs – Hell Gill Pike – Wet Side Edge – Three Shire Stone
Distance: 4 miles Total Ascent: 400 metres Time Taken: 1 hour 30 minutes
Weather: Wet and windy. 10oC.
Today is Armistice Day and alongside the two minute silence at 11am, there was special service taking place on Great Carrs to commemorate the crewmen (seven Canadian and one Briton) who died in a World War II plane crash there. The Armistice Day service was held to rededicate a memorial to the crew members of the fateful Halifax bomber which crashed after becoming lost in bad weather in October 1944. Officiated by the Vicar of Coniston, the Rev Mark East, the ceremony was attended by representatives of the RAF and the Canadian Embassy.
The weather was absolutely atrocious up there with the wind being gale force on the top, so no lovely views today!