|Date||22 March 2014|
|Start||Muncaster Mill Station|
|Time||3hrs 45mins (4hrs 30mins with Train)|
|Distance||6.00 Miles (9.00 Miles with Train)|
|Alt Start||17 Metres|
|Alt Max||231 Metres|
|Grid Ref||SD 0948 9766|
|Weather||A cool breeze but warm in the sun with just one quick shower|
|With||Roger Ann and Harry|
|Muncaster Fell - Hooker Crag||Fellranger, Marylin, 200-299 Metre Hill, Wainwright Outlying|
|Silver Knott||100-199 Metre Hill|
Today I met up with Roger, Ann and Harry. We had decided that we would drive south to Muncaster Mill Station to walk along Muncaster Fell which is one of Ann's favourite places in the Lake District.
Link to Muncaster Fell by Roger And Ann Hiley
The ascent is an easy one but very scenic. The first part of the walk takes one through some woods in the direction of Muncaster Castle. Once we had arrived at the main road we turned along Fell Lane to Muncaster Tarn. While we were there we saw a Buzzard fly quite low over the tarn.
Hooker Crag with it's Trig Point is the highest point on Muncaster Fell. The weather was a mix of cloud and the ocassional glimpse of sun ... but there was no rain other than a small shower at the summit. The ridge route is very pleasant walking. We stopped for lunch at Ross's Camp. We then walked over the ridge to Irton Road Station and La'al Ratty (The Ravenglass And Eskdale Railway). We waited a short while for the 15.08 to Muncaster Mill. After an enjoyable ride on the railway Roger and I visited the Roman Bath House at Ravenglass.
Route - Muncaster Mill Station - Branken Wall - Fell Lane - the Tarn - Chapel Hill - Muncaster Fell [Hooker Crag] - Ross's Camp - Irton Road Station - La’al Ratty Railway - Muncaster Mill Station
Photos of the walk can be seen below ...
PICASA WEB ALBUMS Link To Muncaster Fell Returning Via La’al Ratty ...
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