Ravenglass to Muncaster Tarn

Dog friendly circular walk starting from Ravenglass and passing by Muncaster Castle estate and Muncaster Tarn.
Be careful walk to be done at low tide.

Technical sheet
No. 29607651
A Muncaster walk posted on 31/12/22 by Our Lake District Escapades. Update : 10/01/23
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h05[?]
Distance Distance : 12.47 km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 187 m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 179 m
Highest point Highest point : 161 m
Lowest point Lowest point : 2 m
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Lake District
Location Location : Muncaster
Starting point Starting point : N 54.355283° / W 3.409512°
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Roman bath Muncaster Castle River Esk

Description

Start: Ravenglass car park, Croftlands Dr, Ravenglass (CA18 1SQ). Grid ref. SD 084 964 Be careful walk to be done at low tide.

(D/A) Exit the car park by Croftlands drive. Turn right and follow Croftlands drive until arriving on Main street. At the corner with The Inn Ravenglass pub, take left (South) on Main Street. Continue until the Main Street stops and the road opens on the beach.

(1) Once on the beach take the path on the left (East) that follow the river Esk. The beginning of this path is marked as the England Coastal Path, continue straight on it following the shore of the river Esk for around 1.6 Km. Stop following the England Coastal path when it goes left. Do not go under the bridge but instead continue straight on the beach.

(2) At the bend of the river Esk take left (East) on the path still following the river. Continue straight until (around 1,2 Km) to see the path ending and a gate on the left entering a wood. Leave the beach to take left and pass the gate.

(3) At an intersection of paths take right (North) in the direction of Muncaster Estate. Continue straight on this main path for around 2.5 Km to exit Muncaster Estate and arrive on the A595.

(4) Once on the A595, take left (North-West). Be careful there are no pavements on this road and you will need to walk on the grass strip along the road. Continue for around 300 m then take the first road on the right (North-East). Follow the sign indicating Bridleway. Continue straight until arriving at a crossroad, take left (leave low eskholme farm on the right). Follow this path across the little wood and arriving on the Eskdale golf ground. Cross the golf course to arrive on a concrete road.

(5) Once on the road take left (South-West), then after a couple of meter take right on the path that goes up indicating Eskdale trail. Continue on this path going up for around 1.2 Km until arriving Muncaster Tarn.

(6) Arriving at Muncaster Tarn, take left (South-West) to pass the tarn and take Fell Lane. Go down on Fell Lane until seeing the A595. Just before reaching the A595, take the path on the right going down, then take left across the field to reach Muncaster Castle Car park.

(7) At the car park, cross the A595 to enter Muncaster Estate by the gate. Continue on the main path until reaching the Ticket office of Muncaster Castle. At the ticket office take the path on the right indicating Eskdale trail. Continue straight on this path for around 1.5 Km until reaching a concrete road.

(8) Take right on the concrete road following the direction of Ravenglass and Roman Bath continuing on the Eskdale trail. Continue straight on this path, then straight on Walls drive (passing Ravenglass Camping club on the right).

(9) Just before reaching the Main Street of Ravenglass, take left (South-West) on the footpath. Continue straight passing the playground on the right and crossing over the railway. Then take right to reach the car park. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 10 m - Ravenglass
1 : km 0.36 - alt. 4 m - Beach
2 : km 1.98 - alt. 4 m - River Esk bend left
3 : km 3.22 - alt. 5 m - Right to enter Muncaster Estate
4 : km 5.59 - alt. 11 m - Left on A595
5 : km 7.14 - alt. 33 m - Left then right on Eskdale trail
6 : km 8.29 - alt. 161 m - Left at Muncaster Tarn
7 : km 9.81 - alt. 73 m - Cross A595 at car park to enter Muncaster Estate
8 : km 11.22 - alt. 29 m - Right direction of Ravenglass / Roman Bath
9 : km 12.2 - alt. 16 m - Left on footpath
D/A : km 12.47 - alt. 10 m - Ravenglass

Useful Information

Start: Ravenglass car park, Croftlands Dr, Ravenglass (CA18 1SQ). Grid ref. SD 084 964

Car park: Ravenglass, Croftlands Dr, Ravenglass (CA18 1SQ), Fees apply. Grid ref. SD 084 964

Warning : Be careful of the tide, the path along the beach can only be used at low tide.

Facilities : Toilet in Ravenglass (near car park) and at the ticket office of Muncaster Castle.

Note : This path enters Muncaster Castle estate. The path is free to use by walkers; however walkers are not allowed to visit the estate. If you want to visit Muncaster Castle and garden you will need to buy a ticket at the ticket office.

Find more information and walks at Our Lake District Escapades here.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Possible to visit Muncaster Castle and garden at the end of the walk.

Ravenglass Roman Bath.

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