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Name:Murton Fell
Hill number:2735
Height:675m / 2215ft
Parent (Ma):2711  Mickle Fell
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:North Pennines - Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle), Tees
Watershed:Tees Bay, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Solway Firth, Land's End to John o' Groats, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall
(Tu,Sim,Hew,N)
Grid ref:NY 75318 24624
Summit feature:small pile of stones
Drop:74m
Col:601m  NY766244  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 91
(1:25k) OL19N
Observations:about 100m E of large cairn set slightly downhill
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 212 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Murton Pike and Fell from Murton.rhalstead28/05/2018
Windy walk from Murton car park to Murton Pike then onto Murton Fell and Murton Fell (B&L GR).Dugswell227/05/2018
From Murton Pike. Small cairn, larger cairn nearby but definitly lower altitude. Fog and windcjo23/12/2017
From Murton via Murton Pike.Winterfloodian13/08/2017
With Katy (and permit)Very Hard Wet Day.George Thompson06/08/2017
With Graham, Tove, Andrew and Steve. From Hilton via Long Fell, Tineside Rigg, Little Fell, Mickle Fell.ruthatlast01/07/2017
From Murton car park, followed good track which goes round the back of summit of Murton Pike. Then mostly on pathless terrain to Murton Fell, High Cup Nick and Meldon Hill.dgresty24/05/2017
From Murton Fell (B&L GR), whatever that means. Returned to Murton via High Cup Nick.rfoster02/05/2017
As per the Nuttall guidebook 9.4dianepick30/04/2017
Also Murton Pike and Murton Fell (B&L GR)Alan Caine25/11/2016
Did both summits. A hard slog from Mickle Fell. Just navigated with my GPS as I couldn't see any features that matched the map.clivevilla06/08/2016
Murton Fell may be climbed with Mickle Fell and Little Fell, both of which are on MOD-owned land and require a permit. However, Murton Fell is outside the restricted area and is best climbed on its own from Murton. A good stony track led upwards, past Murton Pike which is an impressive small hill but below 2,000 feet. The summit and whitewashed trig point can be seen from the village. The path passed Murton Crag, climbing and twisting, until it came to an end and I had to pick my way through marshy grass to the nondescript summit, merely a high point on a large expanse of grass.peter4lc27/07/2016
Route 9.4 from the Nuttall's book. Had a permit but no phone signal so didn't ring the guard room. Little Fell was reasonably straightforward and the route to Mickle Fell was fairly easy as long as you follow the Nuttall's directions and stick to the quad bike tracks. After this though it gets pretty hard and you're up to your ankles in heather most of the way to Murton Fell. Didn't see a soul all day. The only shell casings I saw were from grouse shooting. Pretty wet, cloudy and windy all day.tsharp09/07/2016
Gale Hill, Murton Pike, Murton Fell, Backstone Edge, Brownber Hillkeithouk03/07/2016
With Bill and Andy from Murton via Murton Pike. My final English Nuttall(NPR). Does that make me a Complete Nutter?mick19/10/2015
NINTH CONSECUTIVE SUNNY DAY FROM ALSTON BASE CAMP. FOLLOWED NUTTALL'S WALK 9.4. EARLY START (SCRAPED OFF ICE) FOR LONG DRIVE ROUND TO HILTON. HAD PERMIT AND PHONE CALL HAD AUTHORISED ROUTE OVER LITTLE FELL. WENT STRAIGHT UP GRASSY TRACK OVER SWINDALE BROW WHICH LED EASILY ALL THE WAY TO LITTLE FELL. EASY WALK ON TO MICKLE FELL KEEPING TO RIDGE AS ADVISED. NO SIGN OF SHELLS ANYWHERE BUT GROUSE SHOOTING PARTY IN THE BOTTOM BY SWARTH BECK. QUITE TOUGH DESCENT TO SWARTH BECK AND ROUGH WALK UP BECK, THEN SIKE TO MURTON FELL. EXHAUSTED, BUT EASY CROSSING TO BRIDLEWAY AND BACK DOWN MINE TRACK AS DUSK WAS FALLING.BURGESS03/10/2015
Climbed as part of a circular route from Hilton of Roman Fell, Long Fell, Tinside Rigg, Little Fell, Mickle Fell, Murton Fell x2 and Murton Pike. Mostly pathless peaty ground that was damp underfoot.JohnStoneham30/08/2015
From Hilton via Little fell and Mickle fell then via Maize beck.not an awful lot to say about this top. The pool marked on the map reveals itself at the very last minute. Theres peat hags between the top and yhe lower eastern top. Small cairn narks the summit but you cant help looking over to Murton Pike and thinking that looks more worthy. Returbed vua Swindale head. A stunning valley with stream both above and below ground. Waterfalls and mining. The scale of the mining is hard to believe.stig_nest01/08/2015
With G. Murton > Murton Pike > Murton Fell returning via High Cup Gill & Harbour Flatt.RT197024/05/2015
Backstone Edge - Meldon Hill - Murton Fell North top - Murton Fellronaldo33323/08/2014
From the BL&GR hill passing a nearly dried up tarn. Small cairn not far from a ruin. Continued to Murton Pike, with its white painted trig visible from afar.Aye Jimmy07/07/2013
.ngthack01/01/2013
Top of metalled road above Bow Hall, 1km E. of Dufton Up Pennine Way to FB over Maize Beck NE across heather moorland to summit of Meldon Hill SSE & across Maize Beck Up to summit of Murton Fell N & across High Cup Nick Back down Pennine Way to car. (PM,CM)gerrybowes15/10/2012
CJM15/10/2012
From Dufton up High Cup Nick and then across to Murton Fell. Very wet on top.Fisky Boy05/09/2012
With Fisky BoyBrenda Cloke05/09/2012
From Murton up and down same way.Hammy01/08/2012
Stayed in Dufton YHA in an attempt to escape the Jubilee celebrations. Non firing day so parked in Hilton then up the impressive Scordale valley to top then west then north west to summitt. very blowey and cloudy on top. Didn't hang around long. Reverse route down.Father Ted03/06/2012
A circular walk to include High Cup Nick from the car park at the end of the minor road through MurtonDavid Gradwell26/05/2012
Peat Bog!SS11/03/2012
Very foggy for the 2nd time this week had to abandon Meldon Hill due to spending too much time in 30m visibility looking for top. <BR> Circular walk from Murton public Car Park. <BR> <a href="http://stevejsmith56englishnuttalls.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/murton-fell.html" target="_blank" >Route details walked</a> <BR> Including statistics, map, photographs and walk description.SteveSmith01/03/2012
Followed the Nuttalls' recommmended route from Mickle Fell, and descended to Murton via Gasdale path.davidpettit8404/02/2012
Started Hilton Village, banged out Little Fell,Mickle Fell & Murton Fell, Low cloud all day so it was bearings & very wet feet...Mc Tango22/12/2011
With Dad on a non-firing day. We followed the Nuttalls' route, but added on Murton Pike and Roman Fell. We did not go down to Maize Beck as they suggest; it seemed as easy to traverse around from Mickle Fell to here.AGWilliamson27/08/2011
High Cup Nick, Mail Sike, Meldon Hill, Maize Beck, Murton Fell.ijpowell18/08/2011
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave23/12/2010
From Murton.Marshsand13/10/2010
petey08/08/2010
Start ~ 730220, Murton Village. Good track up onto Murton Fell, gives way to a small path eventually. Summit area all heather, with Wombourne.steve hudson17/08/2009
Round of Little Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton while flags down. Mostly fast ground.Eddie29/03/2009
Parked at Dufton, climbed alongside High Cup to Murton Fell. Slightly boggy, but not too bad.Jhimmy22/02/2009
Nuttall round. Bit tricky when wet.destaylor06/07/2008
bagged this one while camping at high cup nick,steven ruffles05/07/2008
With Mark NicholsonCrib Goch08/06/2008
GGIdris04/05/2008
with Ericjohnjennison07/10/2007
With Jo, walk from Dufton: Pennine Way to High Cup Nick onto Murton Fell, returning by same route. Weather; sunny, warm, good visibility.amblerbob13/04/2007
two cairns on top on a deeply foggy afternoon - easy path up from Murtongigglejon22/02/2007
topjohnfwoolley29/05/2005
It took just a few minutes to get here from the south top. The weather was about to break, but no views were had before it did. Descended via High Cup Nick to Muton.garyhoney31/12/2004