Murton Pike

Murton Pike

Ordnance Survey Map:   Explorer OL19
Grid Reference:               734231
Distance:                         About 3miles
Highest Point:                 594m (1950ft)


A straightforward, and not particularly arduous ….. but certainly enough to get the blood pumping – with the reward of fabulous views from the top

Start from the brilliantly convenient village car park (Grid Ref 730220) to the north of the village and at the base of Murton Pike.

Murton Car Park

 

Roman Fell

Roman Fell

Dufton Pike

Dufton Pike

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the meandering stone bridleway making sure to take in the scenery of Roman Fell to the East and the smaller Dufton Pike to the West.

As you get higher the view becomes even more spectacular and then you’re ready for the final assault to the peak!!

Veer off the main track and make for the summit

Veer off the main track and make for the summit

Now that you’ve got there, take in the views – the beautiful High Cup Nick to the North East (see a later ramble) and South back though the Eden Valley.

 

 

Enjoy the views, they’re spectacular – then just amble back down – possibly via a local hostelry to enjoy a well earned drink! (Unfortunately there is not a pub in Murton Village).

Needless to say my best friend already waiting at the top!

Needless to say my best friend already waiting at the top!

Looking towards High Cup Nick

Looking towards High Cup Nick

Across the Eden Valley

Across the Eden Valley

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