10th May 2009

Evening on Muncaster Fell


Walk Overview
Time 16.50 to 18.30
Duration 1 hr 40 min
Distance 3.6 mie
Ascent 600 ft
Walking with Jennifer
A595 (Nr Muncaster Castle) - Fell Lane - Muncaster Tarn - Muncaster Fell - Muncaster Tarn - Fell Lane - A595 (Nr Muncaster Castle)
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, A595, Muncaster Castle

This is actually a lay-by found just down the road from the main Muncaster Castle car park. On the occasions I've parked here it has been for no other reason than it's closeness to Muncaster Fell.


Route Map

Starting the walk up Fell Lane.

And a little further along the lane.

It was such a warm evening and with hardly a breath of wind it was a real pleasure to be out and about. The most notable thing was the scent coming from of bluebells which line the side of the route.

Muncaster Tarn.


From the tarn we turned right, into the trees and then picked up the path leading to Muncaster Fell.

Muncaster Fell.

Looking towards the higher Lakeland fells from the summit.

And a little further round to the right the landscape begins to take on a slightly more gentle appearance.

, , , even further to the right and the fells gradually drop down to an area of farmland, which in turn leads to the west coast.
The fell in the far distance is Black Combe.

A close up of Whin Rigg.


The view across Muncaster Fell's ridge.
A couple of things to point out are:- with the luxury of more time, the most enjoyable route over here is definitely from the village of Eskdale Green; and, despite there being a couple of decent paths to follow, there are some very wet areas along the ridge. Somewhere to think carefully before you head off path.


Another view along the ridge.

Back at the tarn.


Now for the return leg of the walk down Fell Lane.

Bluebells next to Fell Lane.

A gap in the trees allowed me this view towards the fells near Devoke Water.


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Lake District Walks