Mungrisdale Common - Route One

 

Start - Mosedale NY 238 327 Distance - 3.2 miles Ascent - 1,235 feet Time - 1 hour : 50 minutes


Grainsgill Beck Bridge at the end of the public road in Mosedale is the starting point for this walk
Over the bridge there is an information board and a small parking area
Looking down Mosedale with the steep slopes of Carrock Fell on the left
Starting off from the bridge along the Cumbria Way
Looking back to Carrock Fell
Passing the ford in the River Caldew
Looking back along the River Caldew
Mungrisdale Common from the Cumbria Way
Skiddaw Little Man from the Cumbria Way
The north ridge of Mungrisdale Common.  Our route of ascent is on the left between Blackhazel Beck and White Gill
Atkinson Pike on Blencathra appears over the head of Blackhazel Beck
Time to leave the Cumbria Way to find a suitable point to cross the River Caldew
The river was quite low today so we crossed it near the point where Blackhazel Beck joins it.  Please note that since the devasting floods of 2015 which scoured and deepened parts of the River Caldew this crossing point may now be hazardous
Over the river there is a long approach over a wide area of sphagnum moss and reeds to reach the foot of the north ridge
Looking across the slopes of Mungrisdale Common to Skiddaw Little Man
Looking across the slopes of Bowscale Fell to Carrock Fell
Approaching the foot of the north ridge
The start of the climb up the north ridge
Looking back to the River Caldew backed by Coomb Height
Skiddaw between the slopes of Mungrisdale Common and Great Calva
The summit of Mungrisdale Common above White Gill
Great Calva from the north ridge of Mungrisdale Common
Atkinson Pike appears over the top of the north ridge
Knott from the top of the north ridge
High Pike from the top of the north ridge
Bowscale Fell from the top of the north ridge
Crossing the head of White Gill
Above White Gill the slope eases on the approach to the summit plateau, a dreary expanse of tussocky grass and sphagnum moss
Carrock Fell and Bowscale Fell from the summit plateau of Mungrisdale Common
Approaching the summit of Mungrisdale Common
The summit of Mungrisdale Common
Skiddaw from the summit of Mungrisdale Common
To the north-west, Great Calva and Knott
The summits of High Pike and Carrock Fell
To the east, the summits of Bowscale Fell and Bannerdale Crags
Blencathra from the summit of Mungrisdale Common

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