17th June 2010

An evening walk around Ravenglass


Walk Overview
Time 16.30 to 17.45
Duration 1 hr 45 min
Distance 3.2 mile
Ascent 200 ft
Walking with Onmy own
Ravenglass - Walls Castle - Newtown - Muncaster Castle entrance - A595 - Ravenglass
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Ravenglass village

Although it doesn't feel like it, Ravenglass is still part of the Lake District, but unlike most other places, it has more parking spaces than it's ever likely to need. There is a large car park in the centre of the village and of course the car park next to the La'al Ratty.

Parking is NOT free anymore !!


Route Map

With a bit of time on my hands this evening I decided to head down the coast a little way to have a walk around Ravenglass. This is a gorgeous little village and the ideal spot for visitors who like the best of both worlds; a quiet seaside location for their stay, yet still within easy reach of the fells and all the walking they have to offer.

When I arrived the tide was just starting to turn, but luckily there was still enough dry land available for me to walk along the shoreline for a short distance.




Looking to Black Combe in the distance.


Walls Castle; part of the bath house of the Roman fort of Ravenglass, known to the Romans as "Glannoventa".








Passing by the entrance to Muncaster Castle.


We can't live without them, but none of us want to live next to them.

Before I headed back down to the beach I had a walk across to the La'al Ratty station.




The tide had dropped down a fair bit in the hour or so I'd been out so I had another walk along the beach for ten minutes.



Not what you'd expect to see on a walk in the Lake District, but I did this evening.

Ravenglass main street.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks