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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)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m)
Grid ref:SD 11553 98668
Summit feature:outcrop
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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GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 121 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
Train to Ravenglass (37402) then up road to Fell Lane & bridleway to the summit. Revisit to confirm after only visiting trigpoint previously. On own.MorecambeMonkey10/11/2016
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
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie. Bagged all tops this day as all seemed of equal height. Good decision in retrospect!Dangerous Dave26/07/2014
Rail and Walk...10.10 Barrow to Ravenglass (07.45 from Manchester)...Walked from Ravenglass to Eskdale Green via this summit and Silver Knott, returned via La'al Ratty. Very hot and sunny. With Nathaniel...back on the 11.52 from Ravenglass 16.05Dave23/06/2014
This was date I summited the Marilyn which was the West summit at the time. Revisited both summits on 18/9/16 but the date I bagged the Marilyn was 13/3/2014 and my completion date for all the Marilyns remains 25 May 2016.richtea504013/03/2014
Richard's GPS track shows we followed the ridge over the coordinates determined and log says NE top noted. Very boggy, fading light.Denise 30/12/2013
On its ownronaldo33309/03/2013
My contemporary log makes it clear that I did visit the NE top as well as the Wainwright summit on this trip. I am a bit surprised by the relocation. My observation from the NE top put the sea horizon about 2 metres lower than the base of the trig point. That would imply to me that ground in the vicinity of the trig point was higher. But who am I to argue with our expert surveyors ...David Purchase21/11/2012
Bagged at same time as other summitThearlaichdubh11/09/2012
With Jo, on trip from Muncaster Castle to Irton Station. Thought this top looked higher when traversing the Fell again en route to Silver Knott on 07/09/2014. Weather; sunny, warm, very good visibility.amblerbob18/03/2011
Crossed over this in doing the main trig top in 2011. Bit annoying that the record didn't get moved when the Marilyn location was switched. Folk should have been left to untick the new Marilyn location if they hadn't felt they had visited it!nordicstar06/02/2011
A beautiful eerily misty day, with the sound of the waves in the background.jenx06/02/2011
Both tops of Muncaster FellRobertP07/03/2009
Visited this top along with all other likely highpoints when traversing the ridge from west to east.Moorponder31/12/2006
Ascended from path from south west.JohnW26/11/2006
Climbed on: 26/10/2006; With: hb sb abIan Baines26/10/2006
By good fortune visited this summit after the top with the trig point. Log notes 'vegetated and unmarked (looks lower than summit with trig point) GPS 228m, SD11554, 98661'RichardM25/09/2006
Traversed the various bumps on ridge from the SW.Aye Jimmy01/07/2006