27th September 2012

Muncaster Tarn and Muncaster Fell


Walk Overview
Time 14.45 to 15.50
Duration 1 hr 5 min
Distance 3 mile
Ascent 600 ft
Walking with On my own
A595 (Nr Muncaster Castle) - Fell Lane - Muncaster Tarn - Muncaster Fell - Muncaster Tarn - Fell Lane - A595 (Nr Muncaster Castle)
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

I only had time for a short walk today so a good option over on this side of the Lake District is a walk up Muncaster Fell. Given the available time, the quickest and easiest route onto Muncaster Fell is up Fell Lane past the tarn and then across to the top of the fell.
Fell Lane continues in a straight line rather than following the road round to the right.

And this is Fell Lane, obviously it looks much nicer on a sunny day.

Over there are Yoadcastle and Stainton Pike.

This is the landowners prerogative I suppose, although walking along here has never been an issue in the past. The 'out of bounds' path only cuts across the south end if the tarn and then rejoins the 'permissive path' two minutes walk from here.

It's a good job no one was watching otherwise I might have been shot.


If you don't like mud, you might want to wait until a dry spell before coming here.

Muncaster Fell comes into view.

A long distance view across to the Cumbrian coast.

At the summit now and above the trip point is Yoadcastle.

and hidden by the trig point is Slight Side. To the left of the column is Scafell.


A close up of Sellafield.

Now I'm looking round to the western side of the Lake District. In among the fells over there are, Buckbarrow, Seatallan, Haycock and Lank Rigg.

A final picture from the summit shows Black Combe in the distance.

A final picture from the summit shows Black Combe in the distance.

Heading back down Fell Lane.

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Lake District Walks