Prominence: 16m (52ft)
Region: Central Fells
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
Ullscarf & The Central Ridge - 07/09/2014
|High Tove's large cairn|
"It is hard to believe that anyone feels any affection for High Tove. This dark heathery mound, squatting on the ridge between Watendlath and Thirlmere is shockingly wet and is without a redeeming feature except as a viewpoint".
High Tove is an outlier of High Seat. It is separated from its taller northern neighbour by The Pewits, an extremely boggy depression.
The top has a large cairn which, in Wainwright's words, offers a seat to travellers who wish to pour the water out of their boots.
The views are good to the either side, the Helvellyn range nearby to the east and a wide selection of major fells visible on the opposite flank of the ridge.
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