The North Pennines, Cumbria, England
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:
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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