Return to Murton Pike

Return to Murton Pike.

Walking the Old Ways

Murton Pike is magnificent. No matter how many times I climb this, the highest of the three pikes that seem to guard the Eden valley from the long ridge of the Pennines, I never fail to be impressed.

Murton Pike Summit, looking towards Lakeland (c) John Bainbridge 2020

We hadn’t been up the Pike since before lockdown and Sunday was a good clear day, with terrific views across the Eden Valley to the fells of Lakeland.

Ascent by Murton Crag (c) John Bainbridge 2020

The joy of the Pike is there’s an easy way up and some slightly stiffer approaches. Follow the track up from the Murton village (free) car park and you wind your way around the back of the Pike to strike an easy path to the top. But you can just go for it. Take the direct ascent from Murton – though there’s a groove to be…

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