Name:Muncaster Fell
Hill number:19242
Height:232.1m / 761ft
SMC/RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
Topographical area:EL03 Scafell-illgill
Catchment:Esk (Ravenglass), Catchment Boundaries
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m)
Grid ref:SD 11553 98668
Summit feature:outcrop
Col:39m  SD 1360 9996  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 96
(1:25k) OL6N
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15/Leica RX1250
Survey of Muncaster Fell.pdf
Comments:Marilyn relocated from hill 2694 in September 2016
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 351 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
English Marilyns recompleted.Chris Peart22/04/2024
From RavenglassLongwojo19/04/2024
Ravenglass to Eskdale Walk. IOG Easter Trip 2024.dancingqueen10131/03/2024
From Muncaster Castle car park, up the Fell Road track and taking a little path off to the left at the edge of the woods. Would not have known that the trig point was not the highest point, thank God for amateur surveyors. The extra walking was worth it for the splendid views and general sunny weatherRockdoctor06/05/2023
with Andrewjthomson6nr913/04/2023
With Bevsimon and co21/09/2022
with PJB walk from Boot Inn to Ravenglass for train hometrimarc208/08/2022
Walked from The Boot Inn to Ravenglass Station to catch train to Kendal. With DTLr108/08/2022
Returned for new top. From Muncaster car park. Back along the main road. At the bend took the good track towards the old top. Passed it up on the left and onto the new top. No paths to the top. Followed a sheep track from the east of the top. Short and unpleasant.destaylor06/04/2022
15/16. 30 years since I last climbed up here with a big gang of outdoor friends to the trig top, now returned 6 years after the 60 cm higher top was discovered 300m away in 2016. Still need to revisit the moved Cornish Hensbarrow Beacon to Downs to re-complete my English Marilyns. No rush. Now just peaky Silver Knott -a bonus tump lying aside the onward march down into Eskdale .Chris Pearson26/03/2022
From Muncaster Castle CP. Repeat ascent of Hooker Crag (previous in 1975) en route to 'new' Marilyn summit. Very blustery, but dry.vuirich01/02/2022
Eskdale Green - Whin Rigg - Illgill Head - Eskdale - Muncaster Felltwg2710/12/2021
Up from Muncaster Castle car park for my penultimate English Marilyn accompanied by some pedigree hill walkers. Only a feint path up to the summit it seemed. Sheltered in the lee of a rocks before heading back down.Father Ted26/10/2021
From Muncaster Castle car park. Visited the trig and the 'new' summit - to my eye each looked higher when viewed from the other, so that's not much use. I trust the technology!paulhilder19/08/2021
From Forge Bridge via Silver Knott and the trig point to make sure I did this top, 18 years after doing the Trig. As others have commented it looks smaller from the Trig and the Trig looks higher from it. On a clear very warm day I saw no one else on the fells.PeterD22/07/2021
Ravenglass station - Barrow Crag - Hooker Crag - Muncaster Fell summit - Muncaster Castle Hill - Ravenglass.Mark Jackson21/06/2021
See Kamoot entry for full details/gpx download:
Avoid the pathway from hell that starts at the Bower House Inn! The bridlepath is much nicer! And you don't scramble through a stream!!!PhilipChaston10/06/2021
Ascended from Muncaster Castle carpark with Jerry and friends but only we went up this summit.RowanP18/05/2021
W to E traverse of the fell from the free Muncaster Castle carpark, returning via Muncaster Head farm and High Eskholme. Great views.milimana25/04/2021
Dubious it's any higher than the old summit, but rules are rules so bagged it anyway.summitter15/09/2020
Along ridge from esst then long return along low level path to south.Nick Canute19/07/2020
Walked the length from Muncastertomd417/06/2020
After a snack at Muncaster Castle car park. A gentle ascent with Miranda via the Wainwright summit. We agreed that this looks lower from the trig and that the trig looks higher from here. On to Silver Knott.Wycombe Wanderer01/12/2019
Reclaiming the Marilyn bag only 17 yrs and 20 days after I first climbed it. Met some guys from SOTA at the Trig, which they knew wasn't the summit. That's them grassed up.Minto22/11/2019
From the castle, awesome views over Sellafield and to Isle of ManStevooo14/11/2019
From Muncaster Castle car parkabbo000105/11/2019
With Jules & Jill on a walk with with Wendy and KevGrey Hare02/11/2019
Took the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway to Irton Road, then walked back to Ravenglass via Silver Knoww, Muncaster Fell and Hooker Crag.Lazylizzie08/09/2019
Solo. Parked at Muncaster Castle. Fell lane and up to TP on Hooker Crag. A descent through high bracken and across a bog to get to the summit. Confirmed location using GPS.mike.hoult13/08/2019
From Fisherground campsite, following the rough 'ridge' track via Ross's Camp and down to the lake, back via High Eskholme forestry track to Muncaster Head and then the railway track back to base. A grey day, but it cleared up in time to see the sea in the distance from the top. 15.5km +481mMontmirail22/07/2019
W Dave Wragg as traverse E to W. Hot, sunny, still. Sim & JB picked us up. Rounsfell15/07/2019
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
On the first day of a 3-day backpack in the western and southern fells.alistairpooler27/04/2019
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 Gmac’s 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