Saturday, 1 July 2000

High Seat

High Seat from Armboth fell
Height: 608m (1,995ft)
Prominence: 136m (446ft)
Region: Central Fells
Classifications: HuMP, Dewey, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Large platform & trig pillar
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
High Seat's summit pillar
What Wainwright said:

"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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