Lord's Seat

Lord’s Seat

North Western Lake District

Route: Lord’s Seat Group

Area: North Western Lake District

Date of walk: 24th October 2013

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 10.3 miles

Ascent: 2,400 feet

I parked in the large car park near Scawgill Bridge and set off down a forest track. It was a glorious morning and I had a spring in my step

After a while I turned off the track up a narrow path between conifers, part of Aiken Plantation. Unless these are felled soon, they will make this part of the route impassable. After walking through the plantation for a while, I emerged onto open fellside and was soon on top of the first fell of this round, Whinlatter (1,696 feet)

I then went over Ullister Hill to reach the highest point of the walk, Lord’s Seat (1,811 feet). The skies were spectacular, with some beautiful cloud formations. I made a quick ‘in and out’ across squelchy terrain to visit Barf (1,536 feet), from which there are good views over Bassenthwaite Lake

The last two fells on the round were Broom Fell (1,670 feet) and Graystones (1,476 feet), and from the latter there were lovely views down Lorton Vale

The descent from Graystones was unremittingly steep, and when I got back down I made a small detour to visit Spout Force waterfall. This capped off what had been a really enjoyable day in the fells

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