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Name:Muncaster Fell
Hill number:19242
Height:232.1m / 761ft
Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Esk (Ravenglass)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m)
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2)
Grid ref:SD 11553 98668
Summit feature:outcrop
Drop:195m
Col:37m  SD137999  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 96
(1:25k) OL6N
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Muncaster Fell.pdf
Comments:Marilyn relocated from hill 2694 in September 2016
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 156 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
SR, from road layby from Hooker Crag and Ross's campFrank09/11/2017
Silver Knott > Muncaster Fell from GR: SD 13729 99989ronaldo33327/10/2017
From Castle car park. Very hard to convince Trevor and Andrew that this top is higher than the Trig pointcatman15/10/2017
After doing Black Combe earlier in the day and lunch in Ravenglass - parked at layby near Muncaster Castle car park and ascended via Fell Lane. Very blustery on top.benalder28407/10/2017
Both Muncaster Fell tops and Silver Knott from layby close to Muncaster Castle CP.clivevilla23/09/2017
Muncaster Fell regained. Revisited Hooker Crag for old times sake.ngthack11/09/2017
To ensure I have been up the revised summit. With Jackieclimbingkershaw04/09/2017
Second completion of the English Marilyns! At least Hillbagging now agrees with my totals. I don't remember it being that boggy back in 1989.tim74730/08/2017
Continuation from trig..I still think the trig is higher, but it was worth the out n back to see the profile of the top, its almost a mini sawtooth! Lots of billberries scoffed.stig_nest12/08/2017
Revisit for the relocated Marilyn summit. On own.(Left Mekon taking photo's on Hooker crag)MorecambeMonkey09/08/2017
Returned to confirm bagging the top. started from Ravenglass and ascended via Fell Lane then up heathery slope. Returned via Hooker Crag and back down Fell Lane to RavenglassButeobuteo09/07/2017
From Castle CP via Fell Lane - both topsCrib Goch01/07/2017
Third time up and I'd never noticed the slightly higher summit before. So we hauled ourselves the extra 20 metres and bagged a very cheap Marilyn.nukeboy125/06/2017
Visit to re-claim MarilynAlan Caine01/05/2017
Via Fell Lane to the newly located summit. Despite being higher the new location lacks the prominence of Hooker Crag where the trig point is, which was previously thought to be the highest point. Operated SOTA from the new top and made six contacts approaching sunset.G4OBK (Phil)27/04/2017
From Muncaster castle, Fell and Hooker Crag.rhalstead15/04/2017
Revisit to pick up new summit on a glorious afternoon. Trainers only needed from first time experience. Out and back from Muncaster Castle car park.SS08/04/2017
A revisit for the new summit, from the layby with the phone box, by Muncaster Castle.Gayle07/04/2017
I'm reasonably confident that my 1988 traverse crossed this hill but a re-visit makes sure of the MarilynColin Crawford02/04/2017
Late afternoon stroll in the sunshine. Excellent views.Winterfloodian23/03/2017
From car park to the trig and then down and up over swamp to the new HP. Good old Alan!arranc21/03/2017
Parked on pavement by bend in main road (16:20) and walked ENE up track and path past Hooker Crag. Rough boggy going along ridge top to summit outcrop. Returned bypath just S of ridge. Finished 17:40. Cloud and rain.dbb17/03/2017
From castle car park. On to Silver Knott.jonglew05/03/2017
with Andy 2nd topcolinfielding20/12/2016
From Muncaster Car Park.bevandy11420/12/2016
Climbed after visiting Hooker Crag, following boggy paths. The final ascent was pathless and was hard work on thick vegetation. With JT and HT.Sprog17/12/2016
From sw, both summits as only visited Hooker Crag on last visit. Agree with others looks lower than Hooker, presumably due to curvature of the earth meaning can't see sea behind itRHW04/12/2016
Hobbled up from Main road to SW. 22 years since I visited Hooker crag. Only minor tracks up new summit point which still looks lower until you actually stand on it.GordonAdshead03/12/2016
From Irton Road Station, very boggy.Lionel Bidwell25/11/2016
From the castle car park. Fine views of Sellafield this time.Campbell Singer25/10/2016
Based on today's outing, I theorise that some kind of demonic goblin creature has burrowed into the base of the new summit, emitting electromagnetic pulses that interfere with height-measuring equipment. Supernatural forces are at work at Muncaster.danpquinn20/10/2016
From Silver Knott. Great top fantastic views. On a backpack, camped on the ridge.mick10/10/2016
Muncaster CircitMountain Goat09/10/2016
From Eskdale Greensqueegs09/10/2016
Parked at Muncaster Castle car park on a round with the Wainwright top, 16233 Silver Knott and 8026 Rowantree HowJim.Fothergill04/10/2016
Second completion of the English, Welsh and IOM marilyns. Probably went over it the first time I was here but doesn't hurt to go back. Trig point still looks higher and no difference in height according to my GPS.andrew brown02/10/2016
Parked by Muncaster tarn at the end of the lane. The trig point still looks higher but maybe it could be a tump as previously iterated by others.DARRENG02/10/2016
Parked up in the layby with GB just short of the main Muncaster car park. Walked up Fell lane and directly to this 'new' summit which I had not done previously. Went up the original, solo, for old times sake. 3.5 miles and 1 hour 45 minutes.bolton29/09/2016
Parked in layby next to telephone box at 098767 (Space for 8-9 cars) - Up Fell Lane & then RoW to the very boggy area just beyond the ford (Shown on 1:25,000) - A short ascent to the summit. (PM)gerrybowes29/09/2016
Parked in the Muncaster Castle overflow car park (free) at SD 09774 96706. Took RoW towards Bracken Hall and up to join Esk Trail. Followed this north-east past lake, over flank of Hooker Crag and up to new summit. Returned the same way. Solo hill walk and run.marktrengove29/09/2016
Parked on Irton Road station car park at SD 13729 99989. No cars there when we arrived and no other cars there when we got back. Silver Knott > Muncaster Fell new summit > revisit to Wainwright summit (trig pillar) > Hooker Crag highest point 35m N of trig (possible new Tump). Back along public footpath which was very muddy in places. (5.5miles)David Gradwell22/09/2016
Lots of little sheep paths through the heather and bilberries. Better than going through the boggy ground on the main path.jenx21/09/2016
A revisit for this years log, parking just up from the Castle car park. Lane is in better condition than previous, past the fish lake and then good path to the trig summit. The 'new' top could be seen a few hundred metres away across a lower lying area of land. Sheep tracks followed up through short bilberry, grass and heather to the top. Looked very familiar so happy with log from 2011. Again looking back the trig top appears higher, optical effect perhaps. Remains of an old cairn visible nearby, partly grassed over. Perhaps someone knew once?nordicstar21/09/2016
From Sandbank. Tough going but would be OK from Nov - Apr (bracken). Little recollection of my 1984 visit.jimbloomer20/09/2016
Boot to Ravenglass via Silver Knott and Muncaster Fellnosdrahcir23/04/2016
Parked near phone box outside the castle and then straight up the lanebardolph29/10/2015
With Benhillsman17/08/2015
I don't care that the top has moved away from the trig point. To return just to walk the extra few meters would be truly mindless.mindlessflogger01/05/2015
walked from Hooker Crag along all the nobbly tops so got this one, CHAOS clubLou06/11/2014
I definitely walked up to this 'new' summit when completing the Wainwright Outliers. I remember thinking it looked like it could be higher at the time.Nick Caunt30/10/2014