Lord's Seat, with a cap of snow, viewed from Caermote Hill (walk 79, February 2014).

Lord’s Seat, with a cap of snow, viewed from Caermote Hill.

Height: 1811 feet above sea level.

Volume: Book 6 (The Northwestern Fells)

Date climbed: First visit: 1st March 2012 (walk 52). Second visit: 2nd October 2020 (walk 184).

Bagged as numberFirst round: 162 out of 330. [ << Broom Fell (161)  (163) Barf >> ]

Lord's Seat summit

Lord’s Seat Summit. Grisedale Pike prominent in the background.

Second round: 260 of 330. [ << Barf (259)  (261) Whinlatter >> ]

Route of ascent and descentFirst visit: Approached along the ridge from Broom Fell and left by the ridge to Barf.

Second visit: Came up from Barf. Descended back into the plantations and went on to Whinlatter.

What Mr Wainwright says (from page 4 of his chapter):”Lord’s Seat cannot be ascended from any direction without an increasing awareness of the vast areas of this and neighbouring fells now under timber as a result of the operations of the Forestry Commission. Lord’s Seat is the geographical centre of their activities south of Bassenthwaite Lake: on all sides are there plantations. Except for the slopes of Barf the full length of this side of the lake is now afforested…”

In Whinlatter forest

Typical scenery on the slopes of Lord’s Seat. (Grisedale Pike, again, in the background.)

What I say: My first visit here took place in mist and I had little to say about this fell. My second visit was much better. The walk was an interesting one with excellent views, despite the trees.  Lord’s Seat itself is not much to write home about, being rather upstaged by neighbouring Barf, which perhaps should count as a part of it.  But it is the highest point in the immediate area and worth one visit, at least.

Note: there is another Lord’s Seat among the 330, this being one of the Outlying Fells, in the Crookdale Horseshoe chapter.

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One Response to “Lord’s Seat”

  1. […] 184: Barf (1536′, no. 259), Lord’s Seat (1811′, no. 260) and Whinlatter (1722′, no. […]

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