Mungrisdale - Bannerdale Crags - Bowscale Fell - Mungrisdale

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Mungrisdale - Souther Fell - Bannerdale Crags - Bowscale Fell - Mungrisdale

This is a great walk offering superb views of the northern Lakeland fells and across to the Pennines. The walk begins in the small, quiet village of Mungrisdale, right on the edge of the Lake District. The start of the walk is the steepest section of ascent on the whole walk, heading up the rising slopes of Souther Fell. The views over to Blencathra and of Bannerdale Crags are fantastic and most of the walk can be seen from this height.

After crossing along the top of Souther Fell the route passes around Mousthwaite Comb and along a terrace above the Glendermarackin River. After arriving at Scales Beck, the route skirts below Sharp Edge and rises to a hause near Mungrisdale Common. The ascent to Bannerdale Crags is easy and fairly gentle and the view from the top is superb. To the east is miles and miles of open countryside backed by the towering Pennines, the highest being Cross Fell at 893m above sea level.

From the summit of Bannerdale Crags, there is no clue to what is just a short walk to the north-east, with an abrupt end to the fell and crags that fall far down to Bannerdale. The route between Bannerdale Crags and Bowscale Fell shows off the steep crags as it skirts the top of them before proceeding up to the raised platform that is Bowscale Fell. From the top of Bowscale Fell, the route decends along a straight path south of The Tongue before arriving back at Mungrisdale.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - North East

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Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, Waterfall, Wildlife

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