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Mungrisdale is a small village and civil parish in the north east of the English Lake District in Cumbria. It is also the name of the valley in which the village sits. Mungrisdale is a popular starting point for ascents of the nearby hills, such as Bowscale Fell, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell. It lies on the River Glenderamackin, a tributary of the Greta.

Mungrisdale has no local amenities except for the Grade II* listed St Kentigern’s Church built in 1756, a village hall and a pub, the Mill Inn.

The civil parish of Mungrisdale is made up of the hamlets of Berrier, Bowscale, Haltcliff Bridge, Heggle Lane, Hutton Roof, Mosedale, Mungrisdale and Murrah. The parish had a population of 284 in 2001, increasing to 297 at the 2011 Census.

Mungrisdale to Caldbeck

A good days walking over the fells ending at the delightful Oddfellows Arms pub in Caldbeck. We (John, George, Roger & I) took a variation on the suggested route two by climbing up Bannerdale Crags before getting back on track at Bowscale Fell.

The Caldew River crossing was interesting but we managed without having to wade. My walking poles made the crossing 13 times as they were thrown back to help others cross (Guys, thanks for the pint in recognition of that). One of the highlights was new born lambs that had been dropped in a field. The farmer was collecting them to put with the other ewes in the lambing area.

The Jennings Ale was most welcome in the Oddfellows Arms where there was a party atmosphere, so much so that I had to leave my car in Newton Aycliffe and beg a lift from Sheila to get home!

Oddfellows Arms — with Gail Fitton, Lorraine Richardson and Moira Bayne.
New born lambs being collected by the farmer to be put where he could keep an eye on them.
Flood damage & landslides in Glendermackin
Down the Glendermackin Valley to Mungrisdale
Roger looks up the Glendermackin Valley towards Skiddaw
Frog spawn up on the fells.
Climbing the Bannerdale Craggs With John & George on the ridge ahead. Bannerdale on the right.
Bannerdale Craggs- John can just be seen on the top.
Blencathra – Sharp Edge on the left
George on Bowscale Fell
The awkward River Caldew crossing. I made the crossing once but my poles made it thirteen times as they were thrown back over to help others cross.
Roger and John by the River Caldew
Barry on High Pike
The Oddfellows Arms at Caldbeck
Thanks for the pint chaps in return for using my poles to cross the river!
Oddfellows in the Oddfellows Arms — with Jes Smith, David Bayne and Kev Cargill.
Oddfellows Arms — with Jennifer, Adele, Geoff & Tim.
Jenny and Lenny on the Coach
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