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Name:Muncaster Fell
Hill number:19242
Height:232.1m / 761ft
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Esk (Ravenglass), Catchment Boundaries
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 228 users)ByDate of Ascent
With K from SW. EnjoyableAshley01/07/2019
Parked at the King George IV pub in Eskdale Green (very accommodating landlord). 2nd hill on the way to Ravensglassmoorsman10/05/2019
From the lay-by parking outside Muncaster Castle, up Fell Lane and over Hooker Crag, Muncaster Fell (which does indeed look lower than Hooker Crag) and the three tops of Silver Knott. Glorious views of Eskdale.Nick Down106/05/2019
From car park by Muncaster Castle.lenman07/04/2019
From Ravenglass campsite via Hooker Crag. Blustery East wind.NormanW04/04/2019
From layby on a595 at Muncaster Castle, with Ellie dog.BLACKHILL28/03/2019
From Irton Road Station via Silver Knott.russell6122/10/2018
From Muncaster Castle along Fell LaneN.Morters16/08/2018
silver knott and muncaster fell from parking at irton station, good tracks and paths.robertphillips02/08/2018
Final English Marilyn. Taking the lead from the recent (Gill party) This time the walk started from Dalegarth Station with scones or cakes before a trip on the R&E railway to The Green, Over silver Knott to the New summit with Elizyanne. Returned by train to Dalegarth followed by extended celebrations in the Boot Inn.GmacT26/07/2018
Superb walk from the station. Beautiful day. Lovely views. Couple of snakes sunning themselves on the path coming down. Celebrated Gmacs last English Marilyn! Great end to a month of walking and camping.elizyanne26/07/2018
Up on railway to Eskdale then back to Ravenglass over MF and three other tumps. Thanks Gill and others for an enjoyable afternoon.Topographer5723/06/2018
Took the steam train from Ravenglass to Eskdale Green to start the walk back over Silver Knott, Muncaster Fell, Hooker Crag and Muncaster Castle Fell before continuing back to Ravenglass for a four Tump walk for Gill Stephens final English Marilyn.Dugswell223/06/2018
As Douglaschrisbien23/06/2018
Thanks to all who came along for my final English Marilyn. The walk started well with pasties, scones or cakes in the Ravenglass station cafe, before a trip on the R&E railway to The Green, cake and damson gin at the top, then ice cream at Muncaster Castle to make sure we had enough energy to get back to Ravenglass. Some Tumps also got in the way during the walkGill23/06/2018
From Eskdale Green to Ravenglass via Silver Knott, Muncaster Fell, Hooker Crag and Muncaster Castle Hill - with Gill's E Ma completion party.summitsup23/06/2018
Parked at Muncaster Castle car park, up bridleway heading past a lake then over the old Marilyn summit, touching trig point and rock on the way, short descent then across some bog on a path and then cut up to this summit. Over time I am sure that a more significant path will appear going over this top - there is a faint one already forming.assynt_bob12/04/2018
2 of 3: From Hooker Crag. With Sam.ChrisR04/04/2018
With DW, DS5, DD3, Sarah, O &G. From Muncaster Castle Car Park. Warmest day of the year so far. Hour long picnic at the top. Great way to waste a couple of hoursnukeboy111/03/2018
Walking back from Muncaster Mill to Esk View, having got there by Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. With Jon, Vicky and Housechild.Grinner01/01/2018
Climbed Muncaster Fell many times from our front door,but chose this one to formally log, takes 150 minutes from front door to the top and back via path beside the golf course. Cold day but pleasant.karentracey15/12/2017
With Steve Lewisvegibagger04/12/2017
A re-visit to tick the relocated summit.PGCE27/11/2017
Part of a solo fell run from Ravenglass C&C site taking in Barrow Crag, Hooker Crag, Muncaster Fell and Silver Knott. A bright cold, windchill day, soggy under foot on the Fell.Shutterlag24/11/2017
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
From Muncaster Castle Car Park - Fell Lane - Muncaster tarn (very warm and muggy - rain on the way) - Hill Summit then trig bagged (a steam train whistles below) We linger on the hill top to soak up the views (Mountains river estuaries and the sea) then back to the Castle and refreshments.briandavies27/05/2017
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. Recompletes the Marilyns of England & Wales. (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
Revisited both summits to maintain current completion of the Marilyns as listed at this date.richtea504018/09/2016
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
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
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
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. 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
Visited the trig point and wandered around to get best view so fairly certain I visited this spot as well. Having said the stand-alone GPS instrument they used was capable of giving position & height to an accuracy of about two metres & five metres respectively, the surveyors go on to say the NE Top is 70 cm higher with an accuracy + or - 12cm. I sometimes think Im a sad person but really!!signyred25/08/2010
I had climbed this as a ten year old on my first visit to the Lakes in 1969 but had no date. Enjoyed climbing this again from our favourite B and B in Eskdale.flockwatcher21/08/2010
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
With: hb sb ab; Parked by Muncaster castle and walked up the bridle track and up to Hooker Bank trigpoint. The summit is 35m N. Not convinced this was the high point I took GPS readings here and at SD115986 which looks higher still. My GPS says it is.Ian 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
Walked whole ridge from S passing over both summits, returned along path on W side. Fine walk.Galltywenallt26/03/2005
took the train from Dalegarth, and as the train visits all the highest points along the ridge, I think I must have bagged itBlack Jarge18/08/2004
On way to Wainwright topgaryhoney26/08/2002
I took advice from Peter Frost-Pennington, TVI FMD Carlisle and General Manager of Muncaster Castle, so I walked all the way along the ridge to 174 metre point before returning to the car park as time was not an issue on a rest day from FMD which I left on 30/05/2002.Dugswell205/05/2002
This was date I summitted the Marilyn which was W summit at the time. Revisited both summits 4/12/2016 but date I bagged the Marilyn is 1998 and completion date for all the Marilyns remains 2014RHW13/12/1998
Traverse of fell from Muncaster Mill Sta. - Irton Rd.Sta., 'Ratty' back. Cool, cloudy, a little shower, excellent view of Isle of Man and a really enjoyable walk with Mom and Pete. Despite the weather, we saw a Green Hairstreak butterfly. Visit to Hardknott Fort later-a good day.pwheeler21/04/1995
Need to take a look. Black Combe runner led me over an unnecessary subsidiary between trig and Silver Knott. Don't think this top was it but will see. Learnt a lesson though: never trust the local running club. Confirmed 22/09/2016 on a circuit of Muncaster Fell and Silver Knott from 134987. Hey, shouldn't have cussed him, thank you friend. Looks lower from trig and when on new location.Eddie15/06/1986
Started near Muncaster castle along a good path to the rocky outcropsChinnockCblank
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