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Murton Fell
675m (2215ft)

The North Pennines, Cumbria, England

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120th highest in England,
204th in England & Wales

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161st highest in England,
271st in England & Wales

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Murton Fell Summit

Photo: Julian Mansfield





Murton Fell is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL19
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 91
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



Murton Fell is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:



You can walk to the top of Murton Fell by using either of these 2 easy to follow route maps:




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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Murton Fell Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Murton Fell

Kevin Foster walked up on August 5th, 2017 [from/via/route] Linear route (two cars) from lay-by on B6276 near Grains of the Beck, Lunedale valley to Murton village (car park at north end of village), Eden valley Cumbria [with] Me and Bruce [weather] Sunny, with heavy showers until late afternoon then just sunny. - What can I say about Murton Fell? The top of the fell is very flat and extremely boggy in places and the actual 'summit' itself was difficult to locate. My mate Bruce didn't enjoy it and actually questioned my sanity. He probably had a point. We took a pathless more or less direct line route off Little Fell to the head of the Scordale valley. The views were great but the distinct path marked on the OS map running up the valley and over the pass was non-existent. From here we ascended directly up the fell side following what I assumed were tank tracks to the table flat summit. Unfortunately we were southeast of the actual summit cairn by some way. Using the map to take a grid reference, I used my OS locate app on my phone to pinpoint first the tarn and then the tiny summit cairn to the northeast of the tarn but unfortunately this meant walking over over some very rough ground indeed. I can't honestly say that clambering through peat hags was that enjoyable but we made it to the tarn and then the summit eventually. In complete contrast, the descent off Murton Fell via Burnt Crags and then on a delightful track contouring the side of Murton Pike back to Murton village was delightful with stunning views South throughout. I haven't been put off 'doing the Nuttalls' but now realise what a tough challenge I've let myself in for. I would love to come back one day to reverse the walk up the side of Murton Fell to High Cup Nick and come back via High Cup Gill. The top of the fell is best avoided though unless you have to bag it.

Mark Davidson climbed on November 12th, 2008 [with] Mike [weather] Lovely and sunny for November - First 'wild camp' in the van

Chris Faulkner bagged on April 3rd, 2016 [from/via/route] Hilton via Scoredale Gorge [with] Chelle [weather] Fine - At Last !!

Darren Mortimer hiked on March 20th, 2016 [from/via/route] Dufton [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Sunny

Christine Shepherd summited on August 2nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Walked from Dufton using walk c438 [with] On my own [weather] Fine but a bit overcast. Very windy on High Cup Nick. - The summit of Murton Fell isn't easy to find. The 'walk across the grass' is actually across peat bogs, and ankle turning terrain. A great walk over High cup Nick with amazing views does make up for it though.

Ray O'Hara conquered on June 26th, 2013 [from/via/route] tagged onto C419 [weather] fine & warm - It was a bit boggy on the top, but I've known worse. Nice views across to Mickle Fell & Little Fell

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Murton Fell

Murton Fell from Blake Fell summit

Murton Fell from Blake Fell summit

Photo: Raymond Brown (42)

Murton Fell from the Narrow Gate Path on the west side of High Cup

Murton Fell from the Narrow Gate Path on the west side of High Cup

Photo: Robert Black (1)

*High Cup with Murton Fell beyond from The Pennine Way

*High Cup with Murton Fell beyond from The Pennine Way

Photo: Mark Kissipie (53)

Murton Fell beyond Cogra Moss from Sharp Knott

Murton Fell beyond Cogra Moss from Sharp Knott

Photo: Raymond Brown (39)

Murton Fell summit cairn

Murton Fell summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (103)

The High Cup Valley with Murton Fell beyond from The Pennine Way

The High Cup Valley with Murton Fell beyond from The Pennine Way

Photo: Mark Kissipie (57)

High Cup with Murton Fell beyond from Backstone Edge (Dufton Fell)

High Cup with Murton Fell beyond from Backstone Edge (Dufton Fell)

Photo: Mark Kissipie (51)

Approaching High Cup Gill above High Cup Nick, High Cup with Murton Fell beyond

Approaching High Cup Gill above High Cup Nick, High Cup with Murton Fell beyond

Photo: Robert Black (2)


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