30th April 2013

An evening on Muncaster Fell


Walk Overview
Time 16.20 to 18.15
Duration 1 hr 55 min
Distance 3.8 mile
Ascent 700 ft
Walking with Kayleigh and Helen
A595 - Fell Lane - Muncaster Tarn - Muncaster Fell - Hooker Moss - Muncaster Tarn - Fell 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

What a lovely evening; sunny, warm and far too nice to go straight home. This is Fell Lane that runs from the main road near Muncaster Castle up to Muncaster Tarn.

Looking cross to Yoadcastle and Stainton Pke.

Muncaster Tarn.

Messing about on the water.

Water Lilies. No flowers yet but it won't be too long if this warm weather keeps up.

Just past the tarn and you get sight of Muncaster Fell.

Muncaster Fell summit with all round uninterrupted views of much higher fells. High reward for little effort.

Away to the south is Black Combe, standing prominent at the southwestern most point of the Lake District.


A close up of Harter Fell.
The road you can see is the one running from Eskdale, over Birker Fell and then down to Ulpha.

Red Pike and Yewbarrow. It looks a bit darker over there so it looks like we're in the right place.

A close up of the main A595. Obviously thins one wasn't built by the Romans.

A close up of the Sellafield site. We were there an hour ago.

The air was incredibly clear this evening with every detail of the fells being on view. Over there are Yoadcastle, Stainton Pike and Whitfell.

With a bit of time to spare we left Muncaster Fell and headed across the fell for a little while. Little did we know we'd be singing Christmas carols and eating mince pies at the start of May.

What's that sparkling in the sunshine over there?



This is typical terrain for this fell. Lumps and bumps with boggy ground in between. Thankfully it was much drier today than if often is.



Back down Fell Lane we go.

On route down the lane, you get a glimpse of Muncaster Castle.


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