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Muncaster Castle is a privately owned castle overlooking the River Esk, about a mile east of the west-coastal town of Ravenglass in Cumbria, England. The place is now corruptly known as "Muncaster", which first appeared in a Cumberland church register in 1577, the original name according to all old evidence and records being "Mulcaster", registered in the pipe rolls of Cumberland circa 1150.

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Wast Water

Wast Water

11.36km from Muncaster Castle

Wastwater is perhaps the most awe-inspiring of all the lakes. Surrounded by mountains, Red Pike, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, and Scafell Pike – England’s highest mountain. The view takes in the lake with the mountains of Yewbarrow, Great Gable, and Lingmell behind. It forms the basis for the National Park's logo. Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, lies at the top of Lingmell.

Hardknott Roman Fort

Hardknott Roman Fort

12.55km from Muncaster Castle

The fort at Hardknott has established early in the second century AD: a fragmentary inscription, dating from the reign of the Emperor Hadrian, from the south gate records the garrison as the Fourth Cohort of Dalmatians, from the Balkans. One of the highest Roman forts in Britain is set amid dramatic scenery on a notoriously difficult road.

Hardknott Pass

Hardknott Pass

13.55km from Muncaster Castle

Hardknott Pass is known as one of Britain's most challenging roads. This single-track road right through the middle of the Lake District National Park, in the region of Cumbria, England, it’s a heart-stopping series of sharp and narrow hairpin bends. It’s said to be the steepest road in England with a gradient of 1 in 3. The pass is often closed in winter due to ice that makes the route impassable for vehicles​​​​​​​.

Sca Fell

Sca Fell

13.76km from Muncaster Castle

Sca Fell is a majestic mountain in the English Lake District. Its height of 964 metres makes it the second-highest mountain in England after its neighbour Scafell Pike, from which it is separated by Mickledore col. One of the nice trekking destination and also you can spend some nice time here by enjoying the beauty of this place and the views from here are truly breath taking.

Scafell Pike

Scafell Pike

15.57km from Muncaster Castle

Scafell Pike is England's highest mountain and war memorial, cared for by the National Trust as a result of a gift after the war. Consequently, it is very popular with charity events like the Three Peaks Challenge. If you are not on an event you might want to choose another route. Even small variations like going via Mickledore from Brackenclose make quite a difference to the 'feel' of the walk.

Crinkle Crags

Crinkle Crags

16.79km from Muncaster Castle

Crinkle Crags by name and nature, a rugged jumble of shattered rocky towers on a ridge set across the head of Oxendale at the far end of the Langdale valley. Its walk has to be one of the best Lake District walks. The views are beautiful, dramatic, and exhilarating as you work your way along the five summits of the Crinkle Crags ridge. One of the good trekking destinations and also you can spend a nice time there.

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The largest and most widespread industry in Cumbria is tourism. The Lake District National Park alone receives some 15.8 million visitors every year.World-famous for its beautiful lakes and mountainous fells, carved out long ago by glaciers, the Lake District today is a playground for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.

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