Muncaster Fell

Details
Grid Ref SD 112 983
Height 755 ft

Muncaster Fell is definitely one of the Lake District's unfrequented gems. Possibly because it has a feel of being somewhat stuck out on it's own and well away from the more popular Lakeland fells, yet it can be easily walked from Eskdale Green, which does have a certain popularity. I suspect if the Muncaster Fell ridge headed in the opposite direction from Eskdale Green it would be just as popular as many other fells in the area.

An interesting find on this fell is Ross's Camp. Story has it that this was used as a lunch spot for Victorian hunting parties. Whether it be for hunting parties or fell walkers is serves the same purpose well enough today.

 
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Route suggestions

Route suggestion: A595 near Muncaster Castle - Muncaster Tarn - Muncaster Fell
1.3 mile / approx 500 ft ascent
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This is just about as perfect as you can get for a short summer evening walk.
One thing to note here is. Do not try to follow the path into the woods around the right hand side of the tarn. You need to take the slightly higher path which takes you away from the tarn and onto the open fell.

 

Route suggestion: Eskdale Green - Bank End Wood - Rabbit How - Ross's Camp - Muncaster Fell
2.8 mile / approx 900 ft ascent
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This route takes you right across a great little ridge, where for such modest height, you have surprisingly good views back towards the Lake District proper.
The walking may be quite easy going with no excessively strenuous climbs and navigation doesn't really give any cause for concern, but the one bit of advise I should give is stick to the paths. The area between Ross's Camp and the summit gets very wet and boggy, and remains so well into long periods of dry weather. I don't mind walking through water, but this is somewhere I think very carefully before heading off path.

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Choose a walk that includes this fell
The number of walks to choose from is 17

13th November 2016
  Muncaster Fell from Eskdale Green 7.7 mile about 1400 ft
Eskdale Green - The Green Station - Rabbit How - Ross's Camp - Hooker Crag (Muncaster Fell) - Muncaster Tarn - High Eskholme - Muncaster Head - Forge Bridge - Eskdale Green
 

18th August 2016
  Muncaster Fell 3 mile about 600 ft
A595 - Fell Lane - Muncaster Tarn - Muncaster Fell -Muncaster Tarn - Fell Lane - A595
 

27th May 2016
  Muncaster Fell 3 mile 600 ft
A595 - Fell Lane - Muncaster Tarn - Muncaster Fell -Muncaster Tarn - Fell Lane - A595
 

14th October 2015
  Muncaster Fell from Eskdale Green 7.8 mile 1500 ft
Eskdale Green - The Green Station - Rabbit How - Ross's Camp - Hooker Crag (Muncaster Fell) - Muncaster Tarn - High Eskholme - Muncaster Head - Forge Bridge - Eskdale Green
 

29th September 2015
  An evening on Muncaster Fell 3 mile 600 ft
A595 - Fell Lane - Muncaster Tarn - Muncaster Fell -Muncaster Tarn - Fell Lane - A595
 

10th March 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 20
  Muncaster Tarn 3 mile 600 ft
A595 (Nr Muncaster Castle) - Fell Lane - Muncaster Tarn - Muncaster Fell - Muncaster Tarn - Fell Lane - A595 (Nr Muncaster Castle)
 

11th March 2014
  Muncaster Tarn and Muncaster Fell 3 mile 600 ft
A595 (Nr Muncaster Castle) - Fell Lane - Muncaster Tarn - Muncaster Fell - Muncaster Tarn - Fell Lane - A595 (Nr Muncaster Castle)
 

30th April 2013
  An evening on Muncaster Fell 3.8 mile 700 f1t
A595 - Fell Lane - Muncaster Tarn - Muncaster Fell - Hooker Moss - Muncaster Tarn - Fell Lane - A595
 

27th September 2012
  Muncaster Tarn and Muncaster Fell 3 mile 600 ft
A595 (Nr Muncaster Castle) - Fell Lane - Muncaster Tarn - Muncaster Fell - Muncaster Tarn - Fell Lane - A595 (Nr Muncaster Castle)
 

1st February 2012
  Muncaster Fell and Eskdale 11.1 mile 1400 ft
Eskdale Green - The Green Station - Rabbit How - Ross's Camp - Muncaster Fell - Muncaster Tarn - Hgh Eskholme - Muncaster Head - Forge Bridge - Milkingstead Wood - Trough House Bridge - Beckfoot - road back to Eskdale Green
 

21st April 2011
  A hazy walk across Muncaster Fell 7.8 mile 1500 ft
Eskdale Green - The Green Station - Rabbit How - Ross's Camp - Hooker Crag (Muncaster Fell) - Muncaster Tarn - High Eskholme - Muncaster Head - Forge Bridge - Eskdale Green
 

20th April 2010
  An evening on Muncaster Fell 4.2 mile 820 ft
A595 - Tarn Lane - Muncaster Tarn - Muncaster Fell - Hooker Moss - Ross's Camp - Hooker Moss - Muncaster Fell - Muncaster Tarn - Tarn Lane - A595
 

10th May 2009
  Evening on Muncaster Fell 3.6 mie 600 ft
A595 (Nr Muncaster Castle) - Fell Lane - Muncaster Tarn - Muncaster Fell - Muncaster Tarn - Fell Lane - A595 (Nr Muncaster Castle)
 

25th November 2008
  Perfect conditions for an afternoon on Muncaster Fell 7.8 mile 1500 ft
Eskdale Green - The Green Station - Rabbit How - Ross's Camp - Hooker Crag (Muncaster Fell) - Muncaster Tarn - High Eskholme - Muncaster Head - Forge Bridge - Eskdale Green
 

2nd June 2008
  A short evening walk up Muncaster Fell 2.8 mile 600 ft
Near Muncaster Castle car park - Fell Lane - Muncaster Tarn - Muncaster Fell (Holker Crag) - Muncaster Tarn - Fell Lane - Near Muncaster Castle car park
 

1st June 2007
  Full bloom on Muncaster Fell 7.7 mile 1456 ft
Eskdale Green - Rabbit How - Ross's Camp - Muncaster Fell - Muncaster Tarn - High Eskholme - Muncaster Head - Forge Bridge - Eskdale Green
 

28th July 2006
  A seldom visited gem - Muncaster Fell From Eskdale Green. 7.5 mile 1211 ft
Eskdale Green - Muncaster Fell - Muncaster Tarn - High Eskholme - Muncaster Head - Eskdale Green
 



David Hall -
Lake District Walks