|High Seat from Armboth fell|
Prominence: 136m (446ft)
Region: Central Fells
Classifications: HuMP, Dewey, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Large platform & trig pillar
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
Ullscarf & The Central Ridge - 07/09/2014
|High Seat's summit pillar|
"High Seat is the principal fell on the north section of the central ridge, overtopping all others within a radius of some miles, and is, therefore, an excellent viewpoint".
High Seat is the highest point for about 5 miles in any direction; a consequence of the fact that the centre of the district is lower than the surrounding parts.
Below Threefooted Brandreth on the eastern slope, sitting on a shallow saddle above Mere Ghyll is the Litt's Memorial. On March 9, 1880 John Litt was following the Blencathra Foxhounds when he inexplicably fell behind and failed to return. A search party found his body at that place the following day.
The summit is set on a small rock platform with an Ordnance Survey column. The views are extensive due to the central location and a lack of higher neighbours.
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