Muncaster Fell

  • A rough little fell with lovely views
  • Eskdale framed beautifully from the ridge.
  • Spring rhododendrums at their best

758′. I found Muncaster Fell to be a little gem; a beautiful ridge showing true Lake District characteristics, undulating with rocky outcrops, hidden hollows and surprisingly good views towards the Cumbrian Coast but also back up Eskdale to the grand mountains of Scafell, Gable and the rest. That is why I suggest starting at Eskdale Green and taking to the lower woodland route first and then facing the mountains on the return along the ridge (the arrows on the map are at present wrong). Muncaster Fell is a 4 mile ridge only reaching 758 foot at its highest bounded by the pretty village of Eskdale Bridge at one end and Muncaster Castle at the other, complete with spectacular gardens.

A mix of woodland and forestry coat the lower slopes near the River Esk whilst the minature Ravenglass to Eskdale railway borders the northern flank. All in all Muncaster Fell is a highly unusual fell but very enjoyable and, without sounding too corny, has something for everyone. Even my brother would like the fact it is a Marilyn.

Recommend: If you have a young family the Ravenglass to Eskdale mini railway could be used for one half of the journey, returning over the hill on the return. A great option to keep the interest up for the children, not yet convinced about a day on the fells! I still remember my trip on the railway 40 years ago.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL6 The English Lakes South West. Buy Map
Start Point: SD 146998. The Green station has some parking with the lane to Muncaster Fell keeping to the south east of the rail track.
Height to Climb: 212ms (695 feet)
Terrain: On the lower slopes the bridleway is fine, over the long ridge deviation from the path can be wet.Easy to follow.
Eating & Drinking: The King George 1V is a pub full of character and charm (serves food) just to the east of the parking at The Green train station.
Similar Walks Nearby: Craggy frolics above Eskdale
Yewbarrow in Wasdale
Discover the Upper Esk
Places to Stay:


King George IV Inn, EskdaleGosforth Hall Inn


King George IV ApartmentsRavenglass Camping & Caravanning


Fisherground Camping, Eskdale