Muncaster Fell

Name of walk Muncaster Fell
Date of walk 2020-05-14

Brendan and I had planned to walk up Great Worm Crag and Green Crag today from the Birker Fell road, but the road was closed, so instead we drove to Muncaster, to walk up Muncaster Fell. Due to lockdown this is my first fell walk in nearly two months, and I was looking forward to being up a hill. Now that the driving restrictions for taking exercise have gone, it is still very important to avoid the high fells, to avoid parking and walking from towns and villages, and to avoid walking through farms. We parked in the layby just beyond the Fell Lane. The walk is only three miles and would take a couple of hours. We saw one dog walker from a distance, and one hill walker in that time.

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Going up Fell Lane.

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The bluebells are flowering.

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Lambs in the field.

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"You lookin' at me?"

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Rhododendron flower.

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Muncaster Tarn.

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Greylag Geese.

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On the track to the fell.

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Muncaster Fell.

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The trig point can be seen on the summit.

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Cotton grass.

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Looking across towards Stainton Pike and Whitfell, my next walk.

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Blackcombe on the left and the River Esk below.

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Summit view out to the hills. Scafell in the middle.

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Whin Rigg, Lingmell, Scafell and Slight Side.

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View over to Sellafield.

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To the left of Whin Rigg is Yewbarrow and Kirk Fell. Pillar and Red Pike further left.

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On the left the pointy fell is Caw. The pointy fell on the right is Whitfell.

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This pointy fell is Harter Fell.

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A closer view towards Stainton Pike and Whitfell.

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The views from the summit are excellent.

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A closer look towards Yewbarrow.

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A closer look and Whin Rigg, Lingmell and Scafell.

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We head down from the summit.

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You can just make out the Isle of Man.

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Orange Tip butterfly.

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View back to Muncaster Fell.

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Another Rhododendron flower.

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We take a slightly different route back through a bluebell wood that also has pheasant feeding stations.

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We head back down Fell Lane.

Always a good walk to blow away the cobwebs! I was glad to be back up a hill, even a small one!

Keep safe!

Jo.

 

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