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Name:Muncaster Fell - Hooker Crag
Hill number:2694
Height:231.4m / 759ft
Parent (Ma):19242  Muncaster Fell
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Esk (Ravenglass)
Class:Tump (200-299m), Wainwright Outlying Fell, Fellranger
(Tu,2,WO,Fel)
Grid ref:SD 11211 98351
Summit feature:outcrop 35m N of trig point
Drop:30.2m
Col:201.1m  SD 11451 98571  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 96
(1:25k) OL6N
Observations:trig point is Wainwright Outlying Fell and Fellranger
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Muncaster Fell.pdf
Survey of Muncaster Fell and Col.pdf
Comments:Promoted to Tump in Oct 2016; Marilyn moved to hill 19242 in Sept 2016
Change log:show changes for this hill entry
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Descended from this crag to Muncaster Castle then, via beach, to Ravenglass. After an ice-cream in the sunshine caught the little train back to Eskdale.Peak Rambler24/08/2018
From Muncaster Castle along Fell LaneN.Morters16/08/2018
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
AW's outliers second of two from the free car park south of Dalegarth station on the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway Known as Lil Ratty. A16 mile walk first with a loop to take in Boat How then travelled on the train from Dalegarth to Ravenglass £8.50 walking back to the car via Muncaster fell.WAYNE ROWLETT16/06/2018
Bagged trig and rock summit here before whilst heading for the new location of the Marilyn summit. Not convinced that ‘new’ Marilyn summit is higher but easy to bag both anyway.assynt_bob12/04/2018
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
With Steve Lewisvegibagger04/12/2017
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 then on to Muncaster fell and Ross's camp.Frank09/11/2017
Circuit of Muncaster fell from The Green railway stationAjm031008/11/2017
with Larissa and Richard, Ratty to the Green, back through Muncaster Castle. lovely day but very wet underfootian499302/11/2017
Both Muncaster Fell tops and Silver Knott from layby close to Muncaster Castle CP.clivevilla22/09/2017
On route to re-bagging Muncaster Fell with Tim747CreakingHiker30/08/2017
Usual route up Fell Lane. That trig pillar is in sight from a long way off! Arriving at the summit to a bloomin smashing view. I know what the satellites have said but I contend that the trig top is the higher.stig_nest12/08/2017
WOs 47. After a cloudy day on the circuit of Great Worm Crag the sun came out to give a lovely evening, too good to say on Ravenglass campsite so went up Muncaster Fell and back. Superb views in all directions but surprisingly boggy underfoot.BURGESS27/07/2017
From Castle CP via Fell Lane - both topsCrib Goch01/07/2017
This was our 2nd time in 2 months. But today younger one at 2 and 3/4's came too without too much complaint. 4 year old ate it up. So busy on a Sunday, but met folk I've not seen in many years. Weather 14/15 degrees and a chill N-Westerly, but fine for sandwiches sunshine and coffee in the lee. This was the first time we'd recognised the Trig point isn't actually the highest point. (Well it is, but only because of it's presence) So technically our first ascent with the whole family there to experience. Ice creams in Ravenglass topped things off.nukeboy125/06/2017
Walked over fell from Ravenglass Station to Eskdale Green Station.lenman04/06/2017
U3A,ride on Ratty, walked from Eskdale Green back to Ravenglass. Beautiful warm day. Very dry underfootian499311/05/2017
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
Second visit, making sure of the new topColin Crawford02/04/2017
Early evening walk in the sunshine. Excellent views.Winterfloodian23/03/2017
Fram castle car park, on to the Marilyn and Silver Knott. First Lakeland bag this year.jonglew05/03/2017
1st top of 3 on muncaster before carrying on to great bank with Andycolinfielding20/12/2016
From Muncaster Castle car park with Colin.bevandy11420/12/2016
Parked in the lay by on the A595 near Muncaster Castle, by the phone box. Followed the right of way along Fell Lane, then boggy paths to the summit. Walk continued to Muncaster Fell summit. With JT and HT.Sprog17/12/2016
From sw, trig and outcrop to N, also the newly promoted E summit, as only visited Hooker Crag on last visit.RHW04/12/2016
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. Again looking back the trig top appears higher, optical effect perhaps.nordicstar21/09/2016
Done with Richard T & Stuart W from Ravenglass. Lovely weather and some stunning views from the top of Hooker Crag.falunty20/09/2016
Ravenglass to Dalegarth using railway one way. Horrible bog East of this summit!Northender12/09/2016
A dusk raid after Roger's garden partyIsbjorn04/09/2016
With DustyGrey Hare09/06/2016
From castle car park out and back along track. Very dry underfoot although Top Gear following night clearly had somewhat damper conditions!SS28/05/2016
Boot to Ravenglass via Silver Knott and Muncaster Fellnosdrahcir23/04/2016
Last Outlying Fell from Munsaster Castle Car Park. Now we start on the Synges...ALHEJ Wilkins27/03/2016
On run from Eskdale Green up from Silver Knott and return via descending on the Esk Trailknavesandblades20/03/2016
Up Fell Road from S W. Revisit on 11/09/2017 on way to new top.ngthack04/01/2016
Parked in the lay by near the castle for a very pleasant but soggy walk up the fell, great views of some of the bigger fellsbardolph29/10/2015
This was still the Marilyn when I climbed it with Stuart Myers.IanHHill25/10/2015
TD & CThis Dog13/09/2015
With Benhillsman17/08/2015
From castle car parkCorbett04/08/2015
from bend in road track then path to the top.robertphillips19/07/2015
From the layby on the main road. Stamped on a few Rhododendrons that are taking over.mindlessflogger01/05/2015
Pleasant stroll from Castle car park on Sunday morning after judicial weekend.With Robert,John and Trevor.catman19/04/2015
With Katy. Sunny day hazy views.George Thompson09/04/2015
CHAOS Club trip,Steve, Brian, Neil and I; miserable day from Muncaster Castle.Lou06/11/2014
With Jo, linear walk from Muncaster Castle: Muncaster Fell (Hooker Crag) [trig and top], Silver Knott then onto Irton Road Station and return by train. Weather; sunny, warm, good visibility.amblerbob07/09/2014