Great Carrs

Great Carrs Halifax Bomber Crash Site
Great Carrs Halifax Bomber Crash Site

Walks By Keyword / Analysis: Cumbria, Great Carrs, Lake District

A Few Facts About Great Carrs

Wainwright and Birkett Fells -
Great Carrs is ranked number 42 in height in the full Wainwright listing - number 11 in height in Wainwrights Southern Fells - and number 66 in height in the full Birkett listing.

Coniston Fells -
Great Carrs is the most northerly of the Coniston range of fells.

The Site of an Aircraft Crash -
Broad Slack which is south of Great Carrs is a very steep grassy slope which climbs out of Greenburn. This is the site of a wartime aircrash and bears the sad remains of a Royal Canadian Air Force Handley Page Halifax bomber. The undercarriage together with a wooden cross and memorial cairn is on the top of the ridge with the rest of the wreckage spread down Broad Slack. It would appear that the plane approached from the west failed to clear the ridge and tumbled down the other side. Periodically at the 11th Hour on the 11th Day of the 11th Month a Remebrance Service is held. There was a Remembrance Service in 2012 when members of the 16th Morecambe and Heysham Scout Group and members of the Online Fellwalking Club met.

Easy slopes and crags -
Great Carrs in common with many fells has easy slopes to the west and crags to the east. These crags falling directly from the summit form the head of Greenburn.
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Hill / Mountain Class(s)
Birkett, Bridge, Buxton & Lewis, English Nuttall, Fellranger, Nuttall, Southern Fell, Sub Hewitt, Synge, Wainwright

Hill / Mountain Details