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Sunday, 22 July 2007

Walk for Sunday 22nd July - Eskdale Valley / Devoke Water / Muncaster Fell Loop

Eskdale Valley / Devoke Water / Muncaster Fell Loop

Sunday 22nd July

Start Point:

Car Park near to Dalegarth Hall in the Eskdale Valley (G.R. NY 171003) @ 10.00

(reached by turning right [when travelling East up Eskdale] onto the small lane just before the end of the L'all Ratty tracks & Boot village)

Description: From the car park we head South up onto Birker Fell (just 190m-or-so of climbing). After we cross the Birker Fell lane, and pass Devoke Water, it's about 3 miles of gentle downhill towards the coast. Once down we follow the A595 (unfortunately necessary) for just about ½ a mile, before turning back up Eskdale again. Then, rather than just following the bridleway along the valley bottom, we bear off a bit to ascend Muncaster Fell (just 210m high). We then get a very gentle 'ridge run', before popping out at Eskdale Green (re-hydration / food at the King George IV??). From there it's only about a mile and three-quarters, alongside the river, back to the car park.

Distance: 14 miles (22½ km)

Total Ascent: 445 metres (1460 ft.)

Time: 7 hours

Grade: 3

Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 09.00

Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)

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