Start point: Ravenglass Station turntable ///
Distance to Wasdale Head: 14.5 miles.
Max. elevation: Maiden Castle at 982 feet.
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The village of Ravenglass
River Irt locomotive on the Ravenglass Station turntable
Roman bath house of Walls Castle
Looking back to Ravenglass Estuary from Newtown
Crossing the old Muncaster deer park
Looking back to the Irish Sea and Drigg Dunes
Walking through the gardens of Muncaster Castle
Muncaster Tarn
Bluebells on Chapel hill
“Chapels”, the monument to Henry VI
High Eskholme
Track leading to Muncaster Head
Looking back down the valley of Muncaster

Approaching Muncaster Head Farm
The site of Muncaster Head Bloomery
Lord’s Bridge over the River Esk

Read more about Lord’s Bridge here.

Forge Bridge over the River Esk
Milkingstead Mire
Track leading to Red Brow
Passing the old ruins of Red Brow Farmstead
Walking through Low Wood
Dalegarth Hall seen from the track
Stepping stones leading to St Catherine’s Church
(optional route depending on water level)
Girder Bridge over the River Esk
(alternative route)
St Catherine’s Eskdale Parish Church
Church Lonning leading to the hamlet of Boot
The Boot Inn, Eskdale
Eskdale Mill in Boot
Old packhorse route leaving Boot for Wasdale
Harter Fell and Green Crag seen from the track
Old packhorse route above Gill Bank
Looking over to Great Barrow
Scafell seen on the approach to Eskdale Moor
Old peat hut on Eller How, Eskdale Moor
Burnmoor Tarn
Scafell from Bulatt Bridge
Maiden Castle (cairn) on Burn Moor
Cairns leading the way down into the valley of Wasdale
Kirk Fell seen from the approach to Fence Wood
Wasdale Head seen from the old peat huts above Fence Wood
Holland Bridge
Wast Water
Kirk Fell and Great Gable from Down in the Dale
The Down in the Dale welcoming party!
Approaching Wasdale Head
The Wasdale Head Inn

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