Carrock Fell

Carrock Fell Summit
Carrock Fell Summit

Walks By Keyword / Analysis: Carrock Fell, Cumbria, Lake District

A Few Facts About Carrock Fell

Location -
Carrock Fell is a fell in the Northern Fells of the Lake District situated 8 miles north east of Keswick. The fell's name means "Rock Fell", from the Cumbric "carrec", meaning a rock, and Old Norse "fjall", meaning a fell. Alfred Wainwright rated Carrock Fell as the second most exciting and interesting fell in the northern area of Lakeland (after Blencathra and before Skiddaw), it has special appeal regarding geology, mining and history and its rocky nature makes it stand out from the neighbouring fells which are mainly grassy and smooth. Carrock Fell is bounded to the south and east by the River Caldew into which all drainage from the fell goes to find its way eventually to the Solway Firth.

A Bit Of History -
Carrock Fell is the site of an Iron Age hill fort which crowns the summit. Only the foundations of the walls remain. The fort is oval shaped and is believed to have been built by the Celts and destroyed by the Romans in their conquest of northern England.

Summit -
The top of the fell offers a good view to the east towards the Pennines across the Eden valley. Carrock Fell has a fine tall cairn at the summit.
Links To Walks

Hill / Mountain Class(s)
Birkett, Bridge, Buxton & Lewis, English Nuttall, Fellranger, Hewitt, Northern Fell, Nuttall, Sim, Sub HuMP, Synge, Tump, Wainwright

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