GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Muncaster Fell

7 miles (11 km)

This fine circular walk near Ravenglass climbs to Muncaster Fell with a visit to Muncaster Tarn and great views along the Cumbrian Coast.
You can start the walk from the Muncaster Castle car park and follow trails up to Fell Lane. Follow the lane up to Chapel Hill where you pick up woodland trails to High Eskholme.
The wooded section continues you Muncaster Head where you turn north to Rabbit How. You then follow the elevated ridge to the high point of Hooker Crag at a height of 231m (758ft). There's great views towards the coast and over Eskdale to the Scafell range.
The route then descends to the pretty Muncaster Tarn whichsits amongst woodland on the slopes below the top ofHooker Crag. From here you can pick up Fell Lane and follow it back to the car park.
Along the way you may see the steam trains of the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway running alongside the fell. You can catch the train from Ravenglass to Eskdale if you would like to shorten the walk.
You can extend the walk by exploring the grounds of Muncaster Castle where there's 77 acres of beautiful gardens and over 6 miles of walking paths through the estate.
Our Eskdale walk will take you through the beautiful valley to the east of Muncaster.
In Ravenglass you can pick up the Cumbria Coastal Way and explore the estuary of the River Esk.

Muncaster Fell OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Muncaster Fell Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Just to the east is the worthy village of Eskdale Green. The pretty settlement includes a tarn, woods, a Japanese Garden, riverside trails and two fine historic pubs. There's also Eskdale Green stationor Irton Road Station on the heritage Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway here. As such the village is a fine alternative start point for climbing the fell.
Just to the north east there's the climb to Irton Pike. There's some excellent views to Wast Water from this fine viewpoint.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area try the Ravenglass Circular Beach Walk which visits the Drigg Beach Nature Reserve from the village. Here you'll find sand dunes, an abundance of interesting plantlife and lots of wildlife, with several species of wading birds to look out for on the river estuary.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Birk's Coppice - - 1336331

Birk's Coppice

Barn by the track to Muncaster Head - - 1336383

Barn by the track to Muncaster Head

Muncaster Head - - 455433

Muncaster Head

Footpath over Muncaster Fell - - 840379

Footpath over Muncaster Fell

View across Eskdale from Muncaster Fell - - 840350

View across Eskdale from Muncaster Fell

View over Muncaster Fell from Hooker Crag - - 840412

View over Muncaster Fell from Hooker Crag

Muncaster Tarn - - 455425

Muncaster Tarn

Fell lane, Muncaster Fell - - 1493886

Fell lane, Muncaster Fell

GPS Files

GPX File

Muncaster Fell.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Muncaster Fell.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)