20th April 2010

An evening on Muncaster Fell


Walk Overview
Time 16.20 to 18.20
Duration 2 hr
Distance 4.2 mile
Ascent 820 ft
Walking with Bill Richards
A595 - Tarn Lane - Muncaster Tarn - Muncaster Fell - Hooker Moss - Ross's Camp - Hooker Moss - Muncaster Fell - Muncaster Tarn - Tarn Lane - A595
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

This may seem like an odd place to begin a walk in the Lake District. For an evening walk however, when time and options are limited, this is ideal because it offers quick and easy access to the lovely Muncaster Fell.

Within a couple of minutes of setting out, the main road is left behind and you find yourself walking up Tarn Lane.

On route to the tarn you get the occasional view across the fields to the fells around Devoke Water.

Muncaster Tarn.

, , , and again. It's a pity there was a strong wind today, because the reflections can be gorgeous up here.


The high point on Muncaster Fell (Hooker Crag) comes into view.

When you reach the top, the views are fantastic for such a small fell. This one is looking across to Yoadcastle, Stainton Pike, Whitfell and Black Combe.

This one captures Harter Fell, Green Crag and the Coniston fells on the left hand side of the picture.

Even further round and you can see Scafell, Bow Fell and Crinkle Crags.

And finally from the summit you have Lank Rigg, Caw Fell, Seatallan, Buckbarrow, Middle Fell and Yewbarrow.

A close up of Raven Crag (not the Thirlmere one) and Cragg Farm (with two g's).

Further along the ridge the high fells are still visible, but now you can also see into Miterdale and Eskdale valleys.

A close up of the nice secluded valley of Miterdale.

Taking a slightly different route back along the ridge we passed Ross's Camp.




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Lake District Walks