Saturday, 1 July 2000

Mungrisdale Common

The vast Mungrisdale Common
Height: 633m (2,077ft)
Prominence: 2m (7ft)
Region: Northern Fells
Classifications: Wainwright
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
Souther Fell, Mungrisdale Common, Bannerdale Crags & Bowscale Fell - 13/06/2015
A cairn marks the top. Perhaps
What Wainright said:

"Mungrisdale Common's only natural attractions are of a type that appeals only to sheep: it is more an upland prarie than a hill. There is little on these extensive grass slopes to provide even a passing interest for an ordinary walker, and nothing at all to encourage a visit".

Although Alfred Wainwright listed it as one of the 214 featured hills in his influential Pictorial Guides it was his least favourite. He commented that it "has no more pretension to elegance than a pudding that has been sat on".

The view includes a striking window to the south west between Lonscale Fell and Blencathra, revealing unexpectedly a run of high fells.

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