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 231 m (758 ft). There's great views towards the coast and over Eskdale to the Scafell range.
The route then descends to the pretty Muncaster Tarn which sits amongst woodland on the slopes below the top of Hooker 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.