23rd March 2017

A short evening walk on Muncaster Fell

Time 4:20 to 5:20pm
Duration 1 hour
Distance 3 mile
Ascent 600 ft or there abouts
Walking with On my own
A595 - Fell Lane - Muncaster Tarn - Muncaster Fell -Muncaster Tarn - Fell Lane - A595
Fells visited
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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


Finally the lighter evenings have arrived and I'm able to nip out for the occasional evening walk on the way home from work. To kick the season off, I head up Muncaster Fell which offers an hour or so of easy walking, fine views and a feeling of satisfaction at the end of it. I know we haven't had a particularly hard or stormy winter this time around but for some reason it's felt really long. That's why it was great getting out this evening and that's why I'm hopeful that I can start getting out more often than I have lately.


Lovely and peaceful at Muncaster Tarn this evening.


Heading to Muncaster Fell summit.

Muncaster Fell summit.

A close up of the far end of Eskdale and Hardknott Pass.

Not a bad way to spend an hour after work is it.

Lingmell and Scafell both with a good covering of snow.

and another close up, this time of Bow Fell and Crinkle Crags.

Back down at the tarn now and the only sound was the geese at the other end of the tarn. It sounded like they were having a good old argument amongst themselves but I suspect they're always like this.

Heading back down Fell Lane.

Leaning on a gate for a few minutes I admire the view over to the fells around Devoke Water. It's been ages since I was over there so once it dries up a bit I think I'll pay a visit.

And to finish, my attention suddenly switches to this.
I'm not bothered about the drink bit (because I don't) but the rest of it sounds like my idea of a great time.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks