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Name:Murton Fell [Knock Murton]
Hill number:2492
Height:447m / 1467ft
Parent (Ma):2462  Blake Fell
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m), Birkett, Synge, Fellranger,
Submarilyn, Clem
Grid ref:NY 09485 19081
Summit feature:no feature: 2m from small narrow cairn
Col:307m  NY098188  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89
(1:25k) OL4S 303
Observations:ground 50m SE at NY 09506 19037 may be as high; large cairn 20m WSW at NY 09469 19077 is lower
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Started from Dockray Meadow caravan site, up past Cogra Moss, up through the forest and approached the summit from the SE. Part of a running loop which took in Knock Murton, Low Pen, High Pen, Gavel Fell - High Nook, Gavel Fell, Floutern Cop, Banna Fell East Top, Banna Fell.madaddo14/08/2020
Pleasant ascent from SW.ger05/02/2020
From Felldyke.softsquare20/10/2019
Parked at Felldyke High Hows via Dam wall and return.Pony path to pick up path through trees on right,approx 60 yards from junction with forestry road,to stile and steep ascent of Knock Murton.Return to forest track exit thru gate and half right to pick up fence line and straightforward tracks to both Kelton Fell and Godworth.jocks101/08/2019
From Felldyke car park via Cogra Moss and forest road.Interesting summit architecture-fine little fell.With Hag and Floss.catman28/04/2019
Kelton, Godworth, Banna Fell, Banna Fell East Top, Floutern, Gavel then High Nook on Gavel, High Pen, Low Pen, Knock Merton and Kelton Fell Top. 9 mile circuit with main objective to get Knock Merton to complete our Fellrangers in 2018 - just 3pm on last day.nickywood131/12/2018
Ascended after competing in a nearby orienteering event. A fine hill on a clear November day with an excellent summit view.JohnW25/11/2018
From the T-junction (NY 0872 1818), parking for 3-4 cars. Pleasant walk up over Harris Side. Steep descent on a near enough direct route to Godworth. The conifer plantation easy to negotiate.jonglew17/03/2018
From Kelton Fell and NE ridge(ish). Beautiful golden sunshine, High Stile and winter Pillar from unfamiliar angle. Just got down at sunset. Picked up my rucksack from Godworth then back over High Pen and took the awesome path that clings to the SW flank of Blake Fell, round the forested coombe, Knock Murton now sillhoutted against the sunset. Then trudged through the frozen sponge back to the path over Burnbank, descending in the dark. Super walk. 5.5 hoursWycombe Wanderer07/01/2018
Excellent little fell and a nice walk all the way from Felldyke; minor deviations over less steep ground and away from forest fence on way back gave pleasant variation. Seemingly popular with locals. With Pete. Showers died out as we climbed; interesting views of Ennerdale and Buttermere fells, Isle of Man could be made out.pwheeler30/09/2017
Road - Bowness Knott - Brown How - Great Borne - Herdus - Gavel Fell - High, Low Pen - Godworth - Kelton Fell - Knock Murton - High Hows - Owsen Fell - Burnbank Fell - Carling Knott - Loweswater End - Loweswater. NOTE: The path down through the trees on the ESE slope is perfectly in evidence and not overgrown but is very steep and muddy and unbelievably slippery after rain.Mark Jackson15/08/2017
Very wet morning but seemed to be abating. Trouble finding ascending path through forest. Extremely steep and slithery but made it to summit in a squall of rain. Very low cloud so after short stay in bothy followed easier path to car-drenched!Peak Rambler14/08/2017
An overfull car park by 10.00 at Felldyke meant parking on the road in the village. Nice climb up thorough cross leaved heath, cowberry etc Nice signs of low grazing pressure. Waighwrights well built shelter was pleasantly still in great shape. Followed the descent directly down to the conifers, absurdly steep, and continuing through an s shaped path through the trees to the top of Donkey trod. Lovely little hill.Karmakarl02/04/2017
Quick up and down, then on to Eskdale for Boat How and Great How.Hammy29/11/2016
Birkett walk Western circuit of Gavel Fell, on a wet blustery day with Steve and Brian.Lou06/11/2016
Our final Fellranger and our final FRCC 'Lakeland Fell'IWC04/11/2016
Parked to SW at wide entrance to mines track (086184) - Along track to gate & then trod/path up to ridge - Good path to summit. (PM)gerrybowes19/10/2016
Parked at 185184. Took a path after the 2nd gate. 50 minute return with GB.bolton19/10/2016
Final FellrangerPeteF07/08/2016
quick up and down from track entrance.robertphillips22/07/2016
My penulitimate FR, an easy ascent from the road. Over to Iron Crag to finishbardolph11/05/2016
CJ MJ KJ Erinchrisj196513/03/2016
From Felldyke: a round of Murton Fell, Low Pen, High Pen, Gavel Fell, Blake Fell, Sharp Knott and High Hows.summitsup24/02/2016
Quick up & down from south west.ngthack07/01/2016
From Felldyke a round of Murton Fell, Kelton Fell, Godworth, Low Pen, High Pen, Sharp Knott, Owsen Fell and High Hows.rhalstead28/12/2015
After Low Pen reach track and turn right and immediately find a widening cum parking area. A small track leads downhill towards Cogra Moss but do not follow it down rather look for a small but distinct way up through the trees; rather like a tiny fire break going up dead straight to come up against a fence and the open fell above. Cross the fence and follow the continuation path which is well worn but steep. This leads to the fine summit with cairns and a shelter.iredale18/10/2015
Super Fell! From Felldyke, ascent from NW side (follow paths round edge of cut forest). Descent by steep east side, small path. This enters forest if you climb the 3ft fence but is very faint and forest is dense. I descended by edge of forest to the NE and through the corner to join the 'Pony Path' 50m below. This is steep and quite slippy on a muddy, heavily deer trod, tiny path and not recommended. The return by Cogra Moss is lovely though.Nick Caunt16/09/2015
From end of track at Harris Side. Seems I'd been here years ago: you know all those old misty summit photos that you have, and haven't a clue where they were taken? Well now I know...Aye Jimmy30/07/2015
last hill of the day hate trying to find my way through forests rarely get it right today no exceptioncolinfielding25/06/2015
Evening Walk from roadside excellent views all round Isle of Man in Viewiannotts28/05/2015
Easy and quick walking from the wide junction at NY 08605 18445. Good views of Ennerdale.James McKnight24/01/2015
On my own, parked at Felldyke and walked round Cogra Moss. There is a path just before you reach the high forest road which goes to the top, I missed it and walked long way round, heading to Blake Fell. Low cloud.alwaysinshorts06/12/2014
Climbed from Loweswater in a round of 8 unclimbed Birkettsrobert19/08/2014
Kirkstile Inn Little Dodd White Oak Moss Ill Gill Godworth Kelton Fell Knock Murton Cogra Moss High Hows Owsen Fell Burnbank Fell Holme Beck Holme Wood Kirkstile InnAndy Hirst04/08/2014
I walked to this one from the holiday cottage we were staying in and up the hill from the gate on the track to the SE. Nice views from the top towards the fells and towards the coast.Father Ted28/07/2014
On a circuit which included Low Penn, High Penn, Gavel Fell (W top), Carling Knott, Blake Fell, Burnbank Fell and Owsen Fell. Fine day with good views. Knock Murton was a stiff pull up from the lake once the felled conifer plantation had been crossed.signyred25/07/2014
Parked at NY 08718 18213 > KNOCK MURTON summit cairn shelter close by > Low Pen > High Pen > Gavel Fell - High Nook > Gavel Fell > Floutern Cop > Banna Fell East Top > Banna Fell > Godworth > Kelton Fell > NY 08718 18213Tony Hartry II14/03/2014
Climbed on a 6.75 evening walk after filming Supermoto at Rowrah. Climbed Knock Murton, Low Pen, High Pen, Blake Fell and Sharp Knott. Weather deteriorated badly to gales and rain on Blake Fell.meltdiceburg30/06/2013
A steep little beggar (from Cogra Moss)moorsman24/06/2013
Easy parking at beginning of track at Harris Side. Immediately after the second gate there is a good path then a smaller path that goes all the way to where the other route leaves the forest at a small stile. Then narrow path in heather to top.destaylor26/07/2012
Be aware: very gruelling, albeit brief, ascent from Cogra Moss!Didi Gee14/07/2012
From Fellside, via Dockray Nook, ignoring signs 'walkers keep out', cut up Owsen, along to Burnbank Fell, before swinging round to Sharp Knott and down to High Hows and Congra Moss. Rnd the lake before climbing direct up Knock Murton. Fine weather now, views of IoM. Back direct to Fell Side.nordicstar24/06/2012
Kelton Fell, Godworth, High Nook Gavel Fell, High Pen, Low Pen, Knock Murtonronaldo33319/05/2012
Birketts 2nd roundDave Geere22/04/2012
From Rowrah T-junction - up through forest, down via iron workingsAnduril02/03/2012
Parked near to Track on S side. Once through the second gate there is a zig zag path up the steep S hillside which eventually goes to the top. Wnadered about to make sure.chrisbien04/09/2011
Via Harris Side from minor road on grey day.Dugswell202/09/2011
Croasdale-Banna Fell-Gavel Fell-High Nook-Blake Fell-Carling Knott-Loweswater End-Burnbank Fell-Owsen Fell-Sharp Knott-High Pen-Low Pen-Godworth-Kelton Fell-Knock Murton.benarbia_812/08/2010