Carrock Fell

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Carrock Fell is a mountain steeped in history and enigma and its peak is surrounded by ancient walls and hut circles. This excellent little route starts off next to Black Moos and Apronful of Stones and instantly heads up the fellside. The way is steep and loose in places but it is the most direct route up the side of the mountain. After reaching Further Gill Sike the path follows the edge of a steepening valley and then continues along a gentler gradient to the Iron Age fort at the summit. The remains are substantial and reconstruction can be imagined of this ancient site. It is believed to have been built by the Celts and eventually destroyed by the Romans in their conquest of Northern England.

From the 662m summit of Carrock Fell the route follows an intermittent path west to a lower peak called Round Knott (603m) and then onto Miton Hill at 607m. The views along the broad, grassy plateau is extensive to the north and south but restricted east-west because of the higher Carrock Fell and High Pike. The path eventually joins a track that descends gently to the north-east and crosses Carrock Beck to follow the miners' track east to the road.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - North East

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Ancient Monument, Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Mountains, River

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