9th December 2007

A sunny Sunday on Souther Fell


Walk Overview
Time 10.20 to 12.50
Duration 2hr 30 min
Distance 5.3 mile
Ascent 1555 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Mungrisdale - Low Beckside - Souther Fell - White Horse Bent - River Glenderamackin - Bannerdale - Mungrisdale
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Mungrisdale Village

Mungrisdale is without doubt a small place but it does still have a couple of different options for parking. Rather than list them separately, I've simply grouped them together as Mungrisedale Village. The map shows the various places on offer.


Route Map

Leaving Mungrisdale in very pleasant sunshine.

Some unfriendly land owner has barred access to the fell across the field behind the Mill Inn. In light of this, the easiest way to reach the fell is to follow this minor road out of the village, pass Low Beckside and then leave the road at the first gate you reach.

Although rain was forecast for later in the day, this morning was so clear and quite a contrast to yesterday.

Walking across to Souther Fell's north ridge you're treated to some nice views down to Mungrisdale, especially on a clear morning such as this.

A close up of Mungrisdale village.

Well, that's the steep bit done.

The view over Bannerdale Crags to a snow topped Blencathra.

And a close up of Bannerdale Crags.

Bannerdale Crags on the left and Bowscale Fell on the right, seen from the rather large cairn found at the Mousthwaite Comb end of Souther Fell.

The walk across Souther Fell is very wet under foot at the best of times. It's hardly surprising with all the rain we've had recently, but today it was even wetter than normal.
From here we walked down to the path running across to the River Glenderamackin.

On the path itself and heading down to the river.

Looking around to the right you see the path which leads back into Mungrisdale.


The River Glendaramackin.

And the view back along the river just as the first spots of rain started to reach us.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks