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Ski Club of Manchester, May Walks 2024

Walk 1, Saturday 18th May.

Leader: Dave Miller

The first formal walk of the weekend will be a circular walk taking in the tops of Muncaster Fell.

This will be a moderate walk of around 7 miles with not too much climbing (around 1060 feet of ascent) and should be well within the capabilities of fit and active walkers. The walk should take around 5 hours depending how long we spend sight seeing, eating, and of course walking.

Meeting time is 10:00 to start walking at 10:15.

The meeting point is the roadside parking area (not so marked on OS maps) on the roadside at Forge Bridge; grid reference Grid Reference SD 148 995, view in Google maps. This is reached by travelling west along the road from Boot and turning left at The King George IV pub (CA19 1TS).

This will be a full day out on the fells so you will need to bring enough food and drink for the day. Good walking shoes or boots are recommended and enough variety of clothing to cope with the English climate.

The route will be along the road towards Eskdale Green and then left onto the bridleway that leads to the eastern flank of the fell. Continuing on along the public footpath will bring us up onto the fell top which is the likeliest spot for a lunch break. Then dropping down to the pond at Chapel Hill we will pick up the bridleway that leads back north eastwards along the base of the fell bringing us back directly to the parking area.

If you intend to join the walk, please advise Dave Miller by Friday 10th May either by telephone to 07858 768366 (leave a message if no reply, or text) or email to

Click here to download the route in GPX format.