Return to Murton Pike.
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.
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.
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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