29th September 2015

An evening on Muncaster Fell

Time 5 to 6:10pm
Duration 1 hr 10 min
Distance 3 mile
Ascent 600 ft
Walking with Helen, Kayleigh, Sam
A595 - Fell Lane - Muncaster Tarn - Muncaster Fell -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


With limited time between finishing work and sunset arriving we'd assumed this years evening walks had come to an end. That was until the weather department showed me there was a big area of high pressure sitting over the UK. "OK, there isn't much time but how about squeezing in a short walk up Muncaster Fell one evening this week". Everyone was available today so after a short drive south, we set off on the walk up Fell Lane.

Looking across to the fells around Devoke Water.

Muncaster Tarn reflections.

"I told you it was a waste of time brining the fishing rods"

It may only be two days away from October and only an hour or so from sunset but it's still hot enough to make our way up to Muncaster Fell in short sleeves. Anyone visiting the Lake District this week will quite rightly feel more than pleased with themselves.

Muncaster Fell summit is reached and despite the dozens of times I've been here it still has that WOW factor.


A close up of Harter Fell (the pointed one).


Behind us we see a very hazy sun moving quickly towards the sea. I guess that's our signal to begin walking back the way we'd came.


Back at the tarn we're greeted by clouds of midges and fish rising to the surface of the tarn in the hope of an evening snack. Very peaceful indeed.


I'm not sure what's wrong but it must be pretty bad to look that worried.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks