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Lords Seat

Lords Seat



Grid Reference: NY 20437 26558
Height: 552 metres/1811 feet

"An enjoyable climb, full of interest all the way."
A Wainwright

Lords Seat, the highest summit of the Whinlatter Fells, although the summit does not have quite as good a view as some of it's satellite summits there is a good 360 degree panorama from the summit.

Several interesting and varied routes climb to the summit of Lords Seat, from the south a circuit of Aiken Beck can be made traversing all the Whinlatter Fells, from the east several good routes can be found climbing from Thornthwaite through the forests or via the wonderful summit of Barf with it's stunning views over Bassenthwaite Lake and Skiddaw. A good short walk can be made from Whinlatter Pass, climbing through the forestry land to the open land around the summit.

  1. On the summit of Barf

    Above Whinlatter: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Gentle fells above the Whinlatter Forest giving great views over northern Lakeland and the Solway Coast.

    Distance: 14km / 9 miles
    Ascent: 770m / 2500ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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