GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Muncaster Castle

2 miles (4 km)

Enjoy an easy stroll around the beautiful grounds and gardens of this GradeIlisted building in Ravenglass. There are 77 acres of beautiful gardens to explore and over 6 miles of walking paths through the estate. Visit the bluebell wood, the wildflower meadow, the Japanese garden, the Himalayan garden and the pretty Dragonfly pond. From the castle there's also wonderful views towards the Lake District mountains.
The castle sits just below Muncaster Fell which is a great place to extend your walk. Our circular walk starts from castle car park where you can pick up trails to take you up on to the fell. It's a great ridge walk with fine views to the coast and Eskdale.
You could also pick up the Cumbria Coastal Way which runs through Ravenglass. It's a beautiful area located on the estuaries of three rivers - the Esk, Mite and Irt. The Drigg, Dunes and Irt Estuary Nature Reserve is also a great place for bird watching.

Postcode

CA18 1RQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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

Dog Walking

The woodland and parkland are ideal for a dog walk. You will find the castle very dog friendly and should see plenty of other owners on your visit. Please keep them on leads while within the grounds.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

A few miles to the south east you'll find the mysterious Swinside Stone Circle. It's a beautiful, remote spot with the Lake District mountains making a fine backdrop to these photogenic ancient stones.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cumbria Walks and the Lake District Walks pages.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Muncaster Castle - geograph.org.uk - 306939

Muncaster Castle

Colour in the grounds of Muncaster Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1335653

Colour in the grounds

Entrance to Muncaster Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1493898

Entrance to the castle

Lakeland View from Muncaster Castle 3 - geograph.org.uk - 306965

Lakeland View. This board displays all the landmarks you can see from the Cannon Bank viewpoint at the castle.

View From Muncaster Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1041277

View from the castle.

Ornamental Lake, Muncaster Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1335665

Ornamental Lake

Public Footpath through Muncaster Castle Estate - geograph.org.uk - 1335638

Public Footpath through Muncaster Castle Estate

Lakeland View from Muncaster Castle 1 - geograph.org.uk - 306957

Lakeland View

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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