Muncaster Fell summit

The summit of Muncaster Fell (a.k.a. Hooker Crag)

Summits: There is one summit in the chapter, which is officially known as Hooker Crag and has an altitude of 757 feet above sea level.

Date climbed: 2nd July 2011 (walk 20a).

Bagged as number: When I went up the fell I was not at that point bagging Outlying Fells, but having subsequently got going on that list this retrospectively became number 2 of the 116 OFs and 216 of the total 330. [ << Orrest Head (215)  (217) Great Worm Crag >> ]

Muncaster Fell, from Miterdale

Muncaster Fell, from Miterdale

Route of ascent and descent: Completed a full traverse of the fell, coming up from Ravenglass and descending to Eskdale Green. This is all as depicted on pages 190-1 of volume 8, until I diverged from the route where AW indicates on his map (‘to Irton Road station’).

What Mr Wainwright says (on page 186 of volume 8): “Muncaster Fell is a lowly height that yet contrives to give an impression of much greater stature, especially when viewed from the miniature railway along its base where the rough craggy flank seems unassailable. Its situation, isolated between the flats of Miterdale and Eskdale, is magnificent, commanding a panorama of great charm both seawards and inland to the mountains of Lakeland.”

Harter Fell, seen from Muncaster Fell

Harter Fell, seen from Muncaster Fell

What I say: I did not put this page together until about three years after my ascent of Muncaster Fell, so you’re certainly not getting an immediate impression. But the memories are positive: great views, lots of cute ins and outs of the path, that kind of thing. I will visit again soon.

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