Defeated in battle, King Dunmail is said to be buried beneath the large pile of stones now lying between the split carriageways of the A591 at the head of the eponymous Dunmail Raise Pass. His followers escaped up the path beside Raise Beck and are said to have thrown his crown into Grisedale Tarn for safe keeping. This is the walk, which also includes The Brothers Parting Stone, so good luck and remember me if you should see that glint of gold.
TIME: 2.5 hours.
DIFFICULTY: Difficult with steep rough ascent (425m) and descent.
START & FINISH: Wide verge by the stile off the southbound carriage of the A591 atop Dunmail Raise Pass (328116).
MAPS: OS L90 & OL5.
HOSTELRIES: Non enroute,