Two Wainwrights, the remains of an Iron Age Hillfort, many mining remains, all this in a 6.7 mile walk. From the “Apronful of stones” a path goes obliquely up the steep eastern side of Carrock Fell, then more easily the summit, where an oval shaped rampart base of the Hill Fort can be seen. Descend westwards leading to an easy path then track on a high level traverse, with fine views of the backs of the giants Blencathra and Skiddaw, to curve round and up High Pike and its long cairn and seat. Descend north and take the first path right to join the miners’ track going northeast, and cut the corner on a path, leading to the large mine at GR330360. That lead and arsenic were probably mined here is evident by the lack of even moss growing in the detritus: over the other side of the Fell at Carrock mine, Tungsten was mined till as late as the 1980s. Ignore the path signs here and continue down the track northeasterly then easterly towards the fell road, but turn east again just past some gate posts near the road and traverse the moor to the Carrock beck bridge near the ford, then sheep paths can be found as you like along the grassy west of the road back to your car.
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