28th July 2006

A seldom visited gem - Muncaster Fell From Eskdale Green.

 

Walk Overview
Details
Time 14.15 to 17.05
Duration 2hr 55 min
Distance 7.5 mile
Ascent 1211 ft
Walking with On my own
Route
Eskdale Green - Muncaster Fell - Muncaster Tarn - High Eskholme - Muncaster Head - Eskdale Green
 
Fells visited
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Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces next to Giggle Alley, Eskdale Green

This is a great little car park. Right in the centre of Eskdale Green with a shop down the road and toilets next to the car park. It is a great starting point for a whole host of walks in this area, it's free and more often than not there are empty spaces available.

 

Route Map
 
 
Photos

Along the short walk along the road through Eskdale Green to get from the car park to the turn off onto Muncaster Fell.

Looking along the railway lines of the La'al Ratty, the narrow gauge railway which runs between Ravenglass on the coast and Boot in the heart of Eskdale Valley. Many people think that La'al is the nickname used purely for this railway and may not know that locally we really do say la'al instead of little.

The Eskdale end of Muncaster Fell seen from the edge of Bankend Wood.

Looking back along the route to Eskdale Valley and the higher Lake District fells. Most of the higher fells appeared to have quite a bit of cloud above them, so it looked as though a walk on one of the lower fells on the edge of the national park was a good choice today.

Another view back along the route, this one has Whin Rigg (centre above the trees) and Scafell (in shade on the right).

The Silver Knott area of Muncaster Fell. The path I'd followed can be seen running between the two "tops".

Muncaster Fell summit. The fells behind are Yoadcastle, Stainton Pike and Whitfell.

Muncaster Tarn.

The rather overgrown, but very nice woodland walk from Muncaster Fell down to valley level.

The walk back from High Eskholme to Muncaster Head was along this broad track.

Brantrake Crags and Harter Fell (in the distance), taken from the track in the previous photo.

Muncaster Head, again with Harter Fell in the distance.




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