Saturday, 1 July 2000

Lord's Seat

Lord's Seat
Height: 552m (1,811ft)
Prominence: 237m (777ft)
Region: Northern Western Fells
Classifications: Marilyn, Dewey, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Metal post
Times climbed: 2
Related trip report:
A Whinlatter Round - 05/10/2014
Barf, Lord's Seat & Broom Fell - 01/02/2014
Post on the summit of Lord's Seat
What Wainwright said:

"Some mountains have better names than they deserve and some deserve better names than they have. Lord's Seat is a fine title for any ultimate peak amongst the clouds, and while the modest Lakeland fell of this name hardly aspires to the notability it suggests it is a pleasing recognition of the commanding position and superior height of this central point."

Lord's Seat is the highest of the group of hills north of Whinlatter Pass in the North Western Fells, it is characterised by having heavily forested slopes. It is a central point of the fell group and sends out a number of additional ridges, each containing a marked peak or two.

Despite the forestry, the very top of Lord's Seat is a smooth grassy dome, marked by a lonely metal post.

Being the highest point north of Whinlatter, Lord's Seat possesses an uninterrupted view towards Scotland. The Northern Fells are visible over Bassenthwaite.

Return to Lake District – North Western Fells