Walk Muncaster fell, Lake District, England

Muncaster tarn

Walk Information

  • Distance: 12 km
  • Duration: 3h30
  • Ascent: 350 m
  • Level: Medium
  • Car park: On the A595, in front of the entrance of Muncaster castle. Free car park.
  • What3words: Luckier.Barks.Workflow
  • Viewranger map: here
  • Dog Friendly: Yes, on lead when crossing fields with livestocks, no stile, small section on a quiet road.

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View from the top of Muncaster Fell

After visiting Ravenglass the Saturday, we decided to go hiking in the Muncaster valley the Sunday. At the beginning we wanted to do this hike up to Muncaster Fell on the Saturday but as the weather was very windy, we decided to postpone it to the Sunday and do the Ravenglass one on the Saturday instead.

Muncaster Fell is less touristy than the center of the Lake District as it is situated on the west coast and it is not one of the Wainwright’s summit. However; the 360° view from the top of Hooker Crag is absolutely gorgeous. The path is large, well visible and overlooks on one side the river Esk and on the other side the river Mite.

From the Muncaster car park, we took the direction of Muncaster tarn, before heading to the summit of Muncaster Fell and to continue on the crest up to Rabbit How and down to Muncaster Head. We then followed the Esk Trail for the way back.

Have you done this hike?

Après avoir visité Ravenglass le samedi, nous décidâmes le dimanche d’aller faire une randonnée dans la vallée de Muncaster. A la base nous voulions faire Muncaster le samedi mais vu qu’il y avait pas mal de vent nous décidâmes de la faire le dimanche et de visiter Ravenglass à la place.

Muncaster Fell est moins touristique que le centre du Parc National du Lake District Muncaster car situé sur la côte ouest et son sommet n’est pas dans la liste des Wainwright. Néanmoins la vue a 360° depuis le sommet de Hooker Crag est absolument splendide. Le sentier est également large, bien visible et surplombe d’un coté la rivière Esk et de l’autre la rivière Mite.

Depuis le parking de Muncaster Castle, nous sommes partis en direction de Muncaster tarn, puis avons pris la direction du sommet de Muncaster Fell pour continuer en longeant la crête jusqu’à Rabbit How et Muncaster Head. Nous avons ensuite suivi le Esk Trail pour repartir vers le parking.

Avez- vous déja fait cette randonnée?
Going down to Rabbit How

8 thoughts on “Walk Muncaster fell, Lake District, England

  1. Lovely walking area.
    You are partially correct in saying it is not one of Wainwright’s Summits. It is not in his original 7 guides but features in the separate ‘Outlying Fells of Lakeland’ which is worth buying for a series of excellent walks on the periphery of the Lakes.

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      1. The Outlying Fells book was outof print for a long time but has now been republished by the Waignwright Society. I picked up a copy in Waterstones Kendal a couple of years ago but you can also order direct from the Society.
        Waignwright bagging can lead to areas you might not otherwise visit but those who restrict themselves to “bagging” the “Waignwrights” can lead to missing some good smaller fells and viewpoints and good lower level walks.

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