142. Muncaster Fell, 4th June, 2017
I parked at The Green Station and jumped on the next train to Ravenglass. From the station at Ravenglass I followed the track signposted to the Roman Bath House. This is well worth a visit but I had done so on an earlier occasion so I skipped it and turned off left to cross sheepy fields gently uphill and land on the A595. I followed this past the castle entrance to where it bends sharply right. Here I keep on straight up Fell Lane. This leads easily to the trig point. Somewhere around here a text from O2 Roaming welcomed me to the Isle of Man. There are a lot more paths here than are shown on the map. But I ended up on the main one that skirts round the right hand flank of Silver Knott. When I came to the end of access land a gate confronted me complete with signs: “Caution: Farm Animals with their Young”, “Beware of Bull”. And there they all were, bull, cows, calves, all around the line of the right of way. If you want to avoid them maybe better start at Irton in which case you would go left here and not through this gate. But through it I went and was soon back at my starting point again. This is a lovely walk. And one I will have to repeat if I want to claim the Marilyn, having discovered as I did from a peek at the Hill Bagging website that the trig point is not the summit.
7/13/2017 12:31:22 pm
This is indeed a little known but delightful walk. Wainwright's Walks from Ratty is an excellent guide.
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