Seat Sandal

Seat Sandal

Eastern Lake District

Route: Seat Sandal

Area: Eastern Lake District

Date of walk: 19th October 2016

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 5.2 miles

Ascent: 2,200 feet

Weather: Mixed cloud and sun

We parked in a small layby next to the bus stop near Grasmere and after walking beside the busy road for a couple of minutes we turned off to follow the path along Tongue Gill. Part of the path had been washed away during the December floods and we had to make a minor detour

It was a simple climb up to Hause Gap and after enjoying the view over Grisedale Tarn we started the final short but very steep section to the summit of Seat Sandal

The view from the summit was initially hidden as clouds blew across the top, but strong winds soon disposed of them and we were treated to a superlative view over Grasmere

The descent from the fell must be one of the best in lakeland, being at an easy gradient and commanding stunning views all the way down, though care must be taken not to trip over a passing rock whilst gawping at them

It was a great walk, enhanced by improving weather in the later stages

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