The view down to Mungrisdale taken from Souther Fell's northern ridge.
To gain access to the ridge from Mungrisdale you need to take a route past the Mill Inn and continue along the road above Low Beckside, then walk onto the open fell above the intake wall. The most obvious route, through the field behind the Mill Inn has a sign on the gate telling walker that there's no public access. If people want stop walkers cutting across fields Etc then that's fair enough, if they own the land. What would be nice for routes that have been used in the past, is that alongside the no entry sign they suggest an alternative (if there is one).
When we passed the gate there was another couple standing there, looking at a map and trying to work out which way to go. I don't normally butt in when people are working out a route, but they seemed to be at a total loss as to which way they should head in. After I let them know you can easily access the fell further along the road, they said "we can't understand it; when we were last here in 1978 there wasn't a problem". I can't really comment on that as I was still at school, but it made me smile to myself as I was walking away.