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Name:Lovely Seat
Hill number:2734
Height:674.8m / 2214ft
Parent (Ma):2716  Great Shunner Fell
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Northern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire (CoU)
Catchment:Ouse (York)
Class:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Submarilyn,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem
Grid ref:SD 87905 95044
Summit feature:ground 5m NE of shelter
Col:525.7m  SD 86824 95469  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 98
(1:25k) OL19S OL30N
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Lovely Seat (Final).doc
Comments:formerly a Marilyn
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Lovely Seat via Muker Common, then Little Shunner Fell, Great Shunner and along the PW to Thwaite.Eggletina06/07/2020
From the cattle grid on Butter Tubs Pass.Peter_W_Mitchell 24/06/2020
Quick up and down from cattle grid to west. The fence leads to within 150m of the summit.PGCE03/06/2020
Walked up from Hawes across boggy sections; views from the top in all directions arguably the best I've seen from any hill. Down via quad track just past waterfall and by hushes on northern side. Onto Muker for a pint in the Farmers Arms.JOHNS01/09/2019
From Great shunned Fell over Little Shunner Fell to Buttertubs Road then up to Lovely Seat back to road then down to Twaiteghullgd22/05/2019
Over Little Shunner to Buttertubs Road then straight upGordy22/05/2019
Quick up and down from cattle grid to NW.jonglew30/04/2019
from Thwaite after doing the Pennine Way from Hardraw solocolinfielding18/03/2019
Lovely Seat > Lovely Seat (Little Rigg) > Muker Common > Lovely Seat (Peter Rigg) from GR: SD 86779 95538ronaldo33306/01/2019
Lovely Seat > Lovely Seat (Little Rigg) > Muker Common > Lovely Seat (Peter Rigg) from GR: SD 86779 95538Hippster06/01/2019
Lovely Seat and nearby tops from Butter Tubs road. Warm, still, dry, blue skies. 7.3k, 238m, with Fiona, Alexander & Rebecca.agentmancuso18/10/2018
With JF including Great Shunnerpatriciagill29/04/2018
Lovely Seat > Lovely Seat (Peter Rigg) > Lovely Seat End from GR: SD 86779 95538ronaldo33331/03/2018
On Nuttalls' route from Hardraw via Great Shunner Fell first. Visited Butter Tubs on the way to Lovely Seat.Plenty of snow on the ground, but clouds lifted on second hill. Down past Hardraw Force.huwthomas17/02/2018
Parked by the cattle grid and ascended near fence to summit over snow covered frozen bog - perfect.garyhoney28/12/2017
Parked at top of Buttertubs pass and climbed up by fence after assent of Great Shunner Fell.wozzat28/12/2017
from Buttertubs Pass with SCMIanHHill16/10/2017
Muker - Stony Band - Great Shunner - Lovely Seat - Greenseat Beck - Muker. Simple plod from the Buttertubs in thick mist using the fence as guidance.Jake99411/08/2017
With K from near Buttertubs. Recommend south side of fence.Ashley16/07/2017
Solo - From Great Shunner Fell - Retuen to Hardrow.Aimless Rambler03/06/2017
Hardraw, Great Shunner Fell, Lovely Seat, Sedbusk, pub. Hot day.Northender25/05/2017
Simple walk up from the top of the Buttertubs road, on landrover/quadbike tracks following the line of the fence. Worthwhile and pleasant, good views from summit/ low scarp and cairn just W. Sunny, very dry underfoot. My last Ma/Hu above 2000 ft S of the border with Scotland.pwheeler10/05/2017
Popped up from the cattle grid at Buttertubs, whilst supervising girls on Gold expeditiondianepick16/04/2017
Parked at top of pass by cattle grid (15:35). Followed path on RHS of fence to stile by summit. Strong W wind, cloud, drizzle, but great to be out. Finish 16:20.dbb16/03/2017
From parking area at cattle grid to west. Followed path to rhs of fence then over stile near top to the summit.mart079717/02/2017
2mFM Radio Activation HNP-030. Parked in layby next to cattle grid. Murky and damp. With Therese and dogs.Petem0hqo26/09/2016
With Jo, from Buttertubs Pass, then south over Abbotside Common to Sedbusk and onto Hawes. Weather; overcast, drizzle and good visibility.amblerbob19/06/2016
Ascent as part of Great Shunner Fell walk from Muker with SOCJill Wiseman02/02/2016
From Thwaite. Stony Band - Great Shunner Fell - Lovely Seat - Kisdon.JohnStoneham24/05/2015
from buttertubs pass, having out n backed Great Shunner following a snowstorm the simple ascent of L.S. followed. windy as hell. but lovely views.stig_nest11/04/2015
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave17/07/2014
First hill for quite some time but taking advantage of a trip to the Tour de France !!!heavyhorses05/07/2014
After watching Tour De France, from Buttertubs pass with Clare, Mel & Chris, Peter Horner and Ian from Bassetlaw Hill & Mountain Club. Sunny but breezy. Descent to Sedbuskalwaysinshorts05/07/2014
With PK. After Great Shunner Fell, while waiting for TdF at Buttertubs.amswanston05/07/2014
Watched Tour de france at buttertubs then walked up to lovely seat.iannotts05/07/2014
Great Shunner Fell - Lovely Seatronaldo33328/05/2014
From parking area next to cattle grid near summit of Buttertubs pass. On own.MorecambeMonkey29/04/2014
From top of Buttertubs. With Mag and Glen. Very wet.iredale21/10/2013
Parked in Sedbusk and followed the lane out the top of the village and joined the bridleway heading east, then headed north across the moor to the summit, we headed down back to the bridleway at Pike Hill then returned back along the BW to Sedbusk. Grey day with low cloud on top and very windy. With Graham and Ruben.karencooke06/10/2013
quick dash from the road, windy conditions.Adrian02/09/2013
High Seat - Lovely Seat with Dad.tomd401/08/2013
Walked from Keld via Pennine Way Great Shunner then across moorland to road (not great) easy walk up to Lovely Seatphilhythe14/06/2013
Walked on my own from Hawes. Warm and still, the sun was just breaking through the cloud as I started to climb Lovely Seat. Views still hazy.flockwatcher10/06/2013
From Hawes.Owain G01/01/2013
Good cold day on wet ground with cloud inversion. Up and down both from the car at the pass.SS24/11/2012