Carrock Fell is a fell in the English Lake District
located in the northern region of the national park 13 kilometres north
east of Keswick. The fell's name means "Rocky Fell" and comes from a
combination of the Old Welsh language with the word "carrec" meaning
rock and the Old Norse language with fjall meaning fell.
known Lake District scribe 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
It 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.
The top of the fell offers a good view to the
east towards the Pennines across the Eden valley.
has two subsidiary summits, Round Knott (603 metres) and Milton Hill
(607 metres) which lie to the west of the main summit on the ridge which
continues to the adjoining fell of High Pike.
Despite all its
other attractions Carrock Fell is primarily the haunt of the fell
walker. It is mostly climbed from the surfaced road which goes to the
site of the Carrock Mine but it is possible to leave a car at NY328326
and then climb the fell by the steep south-west slopes.
also be climbed from the road between Mungrisedale and Hesket Newmarket
threading a way through the craggy and bouldery eastern slopes known as
"Apronful of Stones".
Walking routes near