Name:Muncaster Fell - Hooker Crag
Hill number:2694
Height:231.4m / 759ft
Parent (Ma):19242  Muncaster Fell
SMC/RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumberland
Topographical area:EL03 Scafell-illgill
Catchment:Esk (Ravenglass), Catchment Boundaries
Class:Tump (200-299m), Wainwright Outlying Fell, Fellranger, Clem
(Tu,2,WO,Fel,Cm)
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
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 510 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Revisit.Chris Peart22/04/2024
FromRavenglassLongwojo19/04/2024
Ravenglass to Eskdale Walk. IOG Easter Trip 2024.dancingqueen10131/03/2024
parked at the castle and made our way down the Esk Trail. quickly stopping at the gorgeous tarn for a look and to be back later. quickly made it to the summit. this is a fantastic fell with huge views. loved just sitting at the top taking it all in. made our way back to the tarn where Bec has a dip in the tarn. met 2 men and 2 dogs on the way down who suggested a good dipping spot near black combe. quickly got back to the car to drive to the next one.Scotty 2 Hotty03/02/2024
 yorkielad22/05/2023
From Muncaster Castle car parkRockdoctor06/05/2023
With Andrewjthomson6nr913/04/2023
L'al Ratty to Dalegarth, waterfalls and a walk back to Ravenglass.Chopperbrown07/04/2023
The Thrrd excursion of the day having picked up Boat How and Irton Pike earlier. Parked on Muncaster Castle car park and headed up Fell lane and on to the fell to pick up Hooker Crag. Decided against going on to the planned muncaster fell as the light was beginning to fade. With Boris.ytfckent14/02/2023
With Bevsimon and co21/09/2022
11 km, 300 m asc. L'al Ratty train from Ravenglass to Dalegarth. Krankenhaus Festival communal fell walk. Lots of walkers - 150 to 200 people estimated. https://www.flickr.com/photos/samandjo/albums/72177720302187131SalmonJoe28/08/2022
with PJB on walk from The Boot Inn to Ravenglass to catch train hometrimarc208/08/2022
Walked from The Boot Inn, Boot, to Ravenglass over Muncaster Fell to catch train back to Kendalr108/08/2022
From Muncaster Castle CP. Repeat ascent (previous in 1975) en route to 'new' Marilyn summit. Very blustery, but dry.vuirich01/02/2022
Came up from Muncaster Castle Car park to the trig first before heading onto the new Marilyn summit.Father Ted26/10/2021
Up from East after Silver Knott and back via the Marilyn top.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: https://www.komoot.com/tour/388890175outlawcatcher10/06/2021
To complete the Muncaster set.PhilipChaston10/06/2021
Quick up and down before tea in Ravenglass. Great weather and views. Nice walk.robphys01/06/2021
Ascended from Muncaster Castle car park and did the Esk Trail .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
Flying ants on the Trig about to swarm so quickly legged it.summitter15/09/2020
From A595 lay-by. With SanchoAnduril10/07/2020
Parked at Muncaster Castle and walked out and back on a beautiful spring day.Chipstertrain22/03/2020
From Forge House headed west along forest track to Muncaster Head. Ascent to hill land and Rabbit How. Followed the footpath along the ridge along Muncaster Fell and summit of Hooker Crag. Descent to Muncaster Tarn and return Eskdadle Trek to High Eskholme and Muncaster Head.raymooremanx22/12/2019
With Jill and WendyGrey 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
With K from SWAshley01/07/2019
With Cheryl.MGT6725/06/2019
From Muncaster castle CP to the summit and then on along the path to Ireton station. Train to Muncaster Mill stop and then thro woods to CPjohnjennison22/06/2019
KD Ascended to the trig along ridge footpath from NE via Ross's Camp (slipped a bit off one leg) not realising this bypassed the actual highest point. There is better path to the N of the actual FP across the centre of the moss. Descent via Muncaster Tarn and Bridleway back to Eskdale Green PO.crazy20/06/2019
Parked, with permssion, at the King George IV pub in Eskdale Green. Third Hill on linear walk to Ravensglass before train back.moorsman10/05/2019
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. Visited the trig and the outcrop 35m to the north.alistairpooler27/04/2019
From Ravenglass campsite on way to the Marilyn. Windy.NormanW04/04/2019
Wet and windy from RavenglassAJones08/11/2018
From Irton Road Station via Silver Knott and Muncaster Fell [Marilyn]. Back by ridge.russell6122/10/2018
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
1 of 3: From Muncaster Castle CP. 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
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