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: 1st March 2012 (walk 52)

Lord's Seat summit

Lord’s Seat summit paraphernalia (seems a more appropriate term than ‘cairn’)

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

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

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…”

What I say: The forests did add a bit of interest to Lord’s Seat but otherwise, like the two fells which preceded it on this walk, I cannot say much about it; mist obscured any views and I left and arrived by the ridge, which does not allow any appreciation of the fell from the roots up. More insight will have to wait until my second visit.

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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