Muncaster Fell Returning Via La’al Ratty

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Hooker Crag - Muncaster Fell summit Trig Point
Peaks Climbed

Walk Statistics
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
Ascent 400 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
Peak Climbed Classification
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

Muncaster Fell Map
Muncaster Fell Map

Photos of the walk can be seen below ...

PICASA WEB ALBUMS Link To Muncaster Fell Returning Via La’al Ratty ...

Daffodils near Muncaster Mill
Daffodils near Muncaster Mill
Harry looks to see where everyone is
Harry looks to see where everyone is
Roger checks the camera settings for Ann
Roger checks the camera settings for Ann
A muddy path through the wood
A muddy path through the wood
Path through the woods
Path through the woods
Muncaster Fell via Fell Lane sign
Muncaster Fell via Fell Lane sign
Ulpha Fells from Fell Lane
Ulpha Fells from Fell Lane
A big pile of logs on Fell Lane
A big pile of logs on Fell Lane
Muncaster Tarn
Muncaster Tarn
Muncaster Tarn
Muncaster Tarn
Muncaster Tarn
Muncaster Tarn
Looking towards Hooker Crag - Muncaster Fell
Looking towards Hooker Crag - Muncaster Fell
View to Sellafield from Muncaster Fell
View to Sellafield from Muncaster Fell
Ann approaches the top of Muncaster Fell
Ann approaches the top of Muncaster Fell
Hooker Crag - Muncaster Fell Trig Point S5763
Hooker Crag - Muncaster Fell Trig Point S5763
Hooker Crag - Muncaster Fell summit Trig Point
Hooker Crag - Muncaster Fell summit Trig Point
Hooker Crag - Muncaster Fell summit Trig Point
Hooker Crag - Muncaster Fell summit Trig Point
Muncaster Fell
Muncaster Fell
Muncaster Fell
Muncaster Fell
Along the Muncaster Fell ridge
Along the Muncaster Fell ridge
The light shines below - from Muncaster Fell
The light shines below - from Muncaster Fell
View towards the Ulpha Fells from the Muncaster Fell ridge
View towards the Ulpha Fells from the Muncaster Fell ridge
Time for a snapshot
Time for a snapshot
Ross's Camp
Ross's Camp
Ross's Camp ... today we used this for our lunchbreak stop
Ross's Camp ... today we used this for our lunchbreak stop
View towards Eskdale from Muncaster Fell
View towards Eskdale from Muncaster Fell
A lonely tree on the Muncaster Fell ridge
A lonely tree on the Muncaster Fell ridge
Whin Rigg in the distance from Muncaster Fell
Whin Rigg in the distance from Muncaster Fell
Eskdale Fells through the gate
Eskdale Fells through the gate
Eskdale Fells ahead
Eskdale Fells ahead
It was a lovely walk along the ridge of Muncaster Fell
It was a lovely walk along the ridge of Muncaster Fell
Harter Fell and Green Crag in the distance
Harter Fell and Green Crag in the distance
Harter Fell on the horizon from Muncaster Fell
Harter Fell on the horizon from Muncaster Fell
An old radio mast on Muncaster Fell
An old radio mast on Muncaster Fell
Gorse
Gorse
Fungi on a tree
Fungi on a tree
A friendly horse peeps over a gate!
A friendly horse peeps over a gate!
Ann and a hose near Irton Road
Ann and a hose near Irton Road
Irton Road Station
Irton Road Station
Irton Road Station
Irton Road Station
Irton Road Station Information Board
Irton Road Station Information Board
Irton Road
Irton Road
Irton Road Station
Irton Road Station
Our train arrives at Irton Road Station
Our train arrives at Irton Road Station
A steam train passes on the other side at Irton Road Station
A steam train passes on the other side at Irton Road Station
Muncaster Mill
Muncaster Mill
Muncaster Mill Station sign
Muncaster Mill Station sign
Ravenglass signal box
Ravenglass signal box
Ravenglass Roman Bath House
Ravenglass Roman Bath House
Ravenglass Roman Bath House
Ravenglass Roman Bath House
Ravenglass Roman Bath House
Ravenglass Roman Bath House

PICASA WEB ALBUMS Link To Muncaster Fell Returning Via La’al Ratty ...
Daffodils near Muncaster MillDaffodils near Muncaster Mill
Daffodils near Muncaster Mill22-Mar-2014 11:05
Harry looks to see where everyone isHarry looks to see where everyone is
Harry looks to see where everyone is22-Mar-2014 11:09
Roger checks his GPSRoger checks his GPS
Roger checks his GPS22-Mar-2014 11:09
 
A muddy path through the woodA muddy path through the wood
A muddy path through the wood22-Mar-2014 11:18
Path through the woodsPath through the woods
Path through the woods22-Mar-2014 11:20
Muncaster Fell via Fell Lane signMuncaster Fell via Fell Lane sign
Muncaster Fell via Fell Lane sign22-Mar-2014 11:35
 
Ulpha Fells from Fell LaneUlpha Fells from Fell Lane
Ulpha Fells from Fell Lane22-Mar-2014 11:40
A big pile of logs on Fell LaneA big pile of logs on Fell Lane
A big pile of logs on Fell Lane22-Mar-2014 11:53
Muncaster TarnMuncaster Tarn
Muncaster Tarn22-Mar-2014 11:55
 
Muncaster TarnMuncaster Tarn
Muncaster Tarn22-Mar-2014 11:58
Muncaster TarnMuncaster Tarn
Muncaster Tarn22-Mar-2014 12:00
Looking towards Hooker Crag - Muncaster FellLooking towards Hooker Crag - Muncaster Fell
Looking towards Hooker Crag - Muncaster Fell22-Mar-2014 12:07
 
View to Sellafield from Muncaster FellView to Sellafield from Muncaster Fell
View to Sellafield from Muncaster Fell22-Mar-2014 12:12
Ann approaches the top of Muncaster FellAnn approaches the top of Muncaster Fell
Ann approaches the top of Muncaster Fell22-Mar-2014 12:15
Hooker Crag - Muncaster Fell Trig Point S5763Hooker Crag - Muncaster Fell Trig Point S5763
Hooker Crag - Muncaster Fell Trig Point S576322-Mar-2014 12:27
 
Hooker Crag - Muncaster Fell summit Trig PointHooker Crag - Muncaster Fell summit Trig Point
Hooker Crag - Muncaster Fell summit Trig Point22-Mar-2014 12:28
Hooker Crag - Muncaster Fell summit Trig PointHooker Crag - Muncaster Fell summit Trig Point
Hooker Crag - Muncaster Fell summit Trig Point22-Mar-2014 12:29
Muncaster FellMuncaster Fell
Muncaster Fell22-Mar-2014 12:32
 
Muncaster FellMuncaster Fell
Muncaster Fell22-Mar-2014 12:32
Along the Muncaster Fell ridgeAlong the Muncaster Fell ridge
Along the Muncaster Fell ridge22-Mar-2014 12:42
The light shines below - from Muncaster FellThe light shines below - from Muncaster Fell
The light shines below - from Muncaster Fell22-Mar-2014 12:42
 
View towards the Ulpha Fells from the Muncaster Fell ridgeView towards the Ulpha Fells from the Muncaster Fell ridge
View towards the Ulpha Fells from the Muncaster Fell ridge22-Mar-2014 12:43
Time for a snapshotTime for a snapshot
Time for a snapshot22-Mar-2014 12:58
Ross's CampRoss's Camp
Ross's Camp22-Mar-2014 12:59
 

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