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Name:Seat Sandal
Hill number:2545
Height:736.8m / 2417ft
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Eden (Carlisle), Leven (Ulverston)
Watershed:Morecambe Bay, St Bees Head to Ravenscar, Solway Firth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel,BL,Bg,Cm)
Grid ref:NY 34420 11530
Summit feature:rock on knoll by ruined wall
Drop:151.9m
Col:584.9m  NY 34877 11646  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S
Observations:30m ENE of cairn (Wainwright) at NY 34390 11515 and 40cm higher
Survey:Abney level/Leica 530
Survey of Seat Sandal (Final).doc
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1067 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Patterdale to Birks, St Sunday, Fairfield and Seat.Stevooo12/10/2019
Grisdale, Nethermost Pike, High Crag, Dollywaggon Pike, Seat Sandal, St Sunday, BirksByronHaywood12/10/2019
Marsden Racers Billy Bland challenge. Dawn.tsar.nathan07/09/2019
Up and down from the dual carriageway at Dunmail Rise. Path to 500m then over grazing land to summit in showery conditions.NormanW19/08/2019
Hike to Helvellyn and Nethermost Pike with Andrew and Neve. Solo to Grasmere via High Crag, Dollywaggon Pike, Grisedale Tarn and Seat Sandal. Regroup at the pub. 13.27km 03:48:28.peter_tun07/08/2019
Billy Bland recce with Marsden Racerstsar.nathan02/08/2019
From Dunmail Raise. Solo. My tenth time up here and it's still lovely!Dangerous Dave10/06/2019
From Glenridding: Birkhouse Moor, Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, High Crag, Dollywaggon Pike and Seat Sandal. Lots of cloud, wind and sleet on high fells, warm and close lower down. Path back to Glenridding from Grisedale Tarn.Lazylizzie01/06/2019
BGR Leg 2 support (clockwise)paulcook280918/05/2019
Walked from Grasmere over Steel Fell to Thirlmere then up the cycle path to Dunmail Raise. Crossed the road and walked up Raise beck then up Seat Sandal and descended the southern ridge back to Grasmere.jeffurz115/05/2019
Red tarm wild camp > striding edge > Helvellyn > swirral edge > catstye cam > swirral edge > Helvellyn > dollywagon pike > seat sandal > Fairfield > the Cape (st Sunday crag) > patterdale. With Nathan, weather fine no rain.axoree11/05/2019
me, me bitch, nock, and clarewhiteuss21/04/2019
Patterdale > Arnison Crag > Trough Head > Birks > Gavel Pike > St Sunday Crag > Deepdale Hause > Grisdale Hause > Seat Sandal > Grisdale Tarn > Patterdale. Fine day with sunny breaks, wind quite chilly on the tops, just me.johnkaysleftleg27/03/2019
Parked in the maybe on the A591 and headed up alongside little tongue gill to the wall that runs from seat sandal to Fairfield....ascended up some scree and minor rocky scramble to the summit...clody no views and descended down the nose of Seat Sandal. Solo hikeZoe Little22/03/2019
From Grasmere up Tongue Ghylljohnsingo25/02/2019
Started in patterdale and walked up to Grisdale tarn. Over to Grisdale hause before a climb up the flank to the top. Return via same pathAristotle Chip15/02/2019
Started from Mill Bridge and took the tongue gill path to Grisedale Hause. Then we followed the broken down wall to the summit cairn. Then down the south ridge back to the startWayne Mac27/12/2018
From Bridgend to Lane Head ascent to Trough Head to Arnison Crag. Return to Trough Head and ascent of Birks and on to St Sunday Crag. Descent to Deepdale Hause and Grisedale Tarn, circle tarn along north shore. Ascent of Seat Sandal, descent to Grisedale Hause around south side of Grisedale Tarn. Descent to Grisdale Forest, cross Grisedale Beck onto south side of valley, and down to Patterdale. Return to Bridgend along A592.raymooremanx19/11/2018
Parked near the bottom of Dunmail Raise, down the road and up Tongue Gill to Grisedale Tarn, sharp left and straight up the steep way, back via Little Tongue to car park.Chipstertrain18/11/2018
6 of 14 on 16 mile round. Wainwright no. 47The-Z-Man25/10/2018
JNR recce, top just under cloud base, last for today, straight off end on trod down to Dunmailrichardrosser09/10/2018
With G and L. Steep scrambly ascent, great views but didn't linger. Prob go back.Tom D06/10/2018
Parked off road on dual carriageway. Good track to bealach then onto Fairfield. Back to this one and straight down. Mild, partly sunny but drizzled off.iangalbraith24/09/2018
Solo. Parked Dunmail Raise. Raise Beck to col then south to summit. On to Fairfield and descent via Raise Beck.mike.hoult11/09/2018
Solo walk from Grasmere village - Mill Bridge - Little Tongue Gill - SEAT SANDAL - Grisedale Hause - Tongue Gill - Mill Bridge - Grasmere village - Wainwright 153Nutty11/08/2018
Started at Grasmere YHA and walked up Seat Sandal - then onto Faifield round to Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike, Low Pike then into Ambleside for rewarding beer! Tough walk at the start, legs aching!6 hours, 10 miles.Mozzer10/08/2018
A Grisedale Horseshoesms.3714/07/2018
With K and RM from Fairfield, returning to tents left at Grisedale Tarn.Ashley11/06/2018
It was an early start from Glenridding. I parked for £3 in the Sports field and headed up the lane, before turning left to the path up to Birks. There were still Bluebells out and the views down to Ullswater were superb as there was a thin layer of mist in the valley. It was a slog to the summit of Birks before it became easier to St Sunday Crag. Nice to have it to myself on this summit and the views were stunning. I descended to Deepdale Hause and cut around Grisedale Tarn to the steep climb to Seat Sandal. The views West were great in the soft rather misty light all the main peaks were a dark silhouette against the milky sky. I headed north and straight up the wall to the cairn at the edge of the cliffs on Dollywaggon Pike. It was then an easy walk over Nethermost Pike and on to the summit of Helvellyn where I had 5 minutes on my own. I continued along Striding Edge which was much easier than I imagined with no difficulties to the summit of High Spying How.isabelle01/06/2018
From Patterdale Hotel, round of St Sunday Crag, Fairfield and Seat Sandal. Descent into Grisedale is in a nice setting, but the long path is not in good condition, I preferred the grass for much of the way.Topographer5712/05/2018
Snarker Pike, Raven Crag, Red Screes, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Seat Sandalkeithouk18/03/2018
From Dunmail Raise. Seat Sandal, Dollywaggon, Nethermost Cove. With FRBheinn07/03/2018
With NB very snowy cloudy day from Dunmail.Frank07/03/2018
Ascent from Grassmere Travellers Rest. Clear blue sky very cold, with patches of ice and snow.axe.stephen24/02/2018
A steep walk up the snow-covered western edge from Dunmail Raise.JohnStoneham07/02/2018
Parked in the layby just outside Grasmere and enjoyed steep walk up to Seat Sandal. Very cloudy at the top so no views but a fab 6 mile walk.Delta6802/12/2017
Winter conditions trek over Red Screes, Fairfield and Seat Sandal with Geoff and Caroline.Mountainhikes25/11/2017
Fourth and final one of the day.Cyclistno119/11/2017
Parked at Patterdale and ran along to Glenridding up onto Glenridding Dodd, Sheffield Pike down to Nick Head then skirted Glencoyne Head up onto Hart Side skirted White Stones to the top of Sticks Pass then up onto Raise, White Side, Helvellyn trig point along Swirral Edge, Catstycam, out & back to Birkhouse Moor, Striding Edge, Nerthermost Pike, Dollywagon Pike, Seat Sandal, St Sunday Crag, Birks & Arnison Crag.Stu Percival03/10/2017
With Tony Gordon.zoob18/09/2017
Parked up outside Grasmere, up to Seat Sandal, back down again and up Fairfield. On to Great Rigg, onto Stone Arthur and back to car. Weather not too bad,plenty of people out.GaryG29/08/2017
From Dunmail Raise. With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave28/07/2017
Climbed with Zoe & Lulu.neilblair35324/07/2017
LindaGlenford14/07/2017
From St Johns in the Vale Clough Head Great Dodd Watsons Dodd Stybarrow Dodd Raise Whiteside Helvellyn Lower Man Helvellyn Nethermost Pike Dollywagon Pike Seat SandalWifey201602/07/2017
Long ridge walk today starting in Dalebottom climbed Clough Head, Gread Dodd, Watsons Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd.Raise, White Side, Helvellyn. Netermost Pike, Dollywagon then finally up Seat Sandal for a 10 Wainwright Bag great walkTobo196902/07/2017
From near Grasmere up path to Patterdale then directly up slope. An evening warm walkN.Morters21/06/2017
Circular from layby on A592 - didn't record exact date for this oneNeilb01/06/2017
Walk with Mark from Glenridding onto Birkhouse Moor, Helvellyn via Striding Edge, Nethermost Pike, Dollywagon and Seat Sandal returning via the tarn down Grisedale BeckPhilip A13/04/2017
finished work an hour early at 4pm and Bec picked me up. straight to seat Sandle parking on the main road near Dunmail raise phone box. Straight up the mountain. Found this ascent very tough going. decent via grisdale tarn and followed the waterfall and river back down. Great Tuesday night. played a game with Range rover and cop car on M6. back for 10pm for a massive omeleteScotty 2 Hotty11/04/2017