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Name:Rogan's Seat
Hill number:2740
Height:672m / 2205ft
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Northern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire (CoU)
Catchment:Ouse (York)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem
Grid ref:NY 91928 03062
Summit feature:cairn 80m W of vehicle track
Col:477m  NY883069  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 91 92
(1:25k) OL30N
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 399 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Keld via Crackpot Hall and Swinners Gill. Great walk initially but the route to summit rather boring. Onto water crag. Returned same way.Longwojo09/08/2020
From south via track.Jim T18/07/2020
From Keld via Crackpot Hall and West side of Swinner Gill then recently resurfaced tracks over grouse moor to summit. Hottest day of the year so far, but cooler up here than on Blackpool beach.Peter_W_Mitchell 24/06/2020
3 hour round trip from Tan Hill Inn. Hard going with bogs alternating with deep heather. Maybe easier even if longer from the south. golden plovers numerous.gettingonabit20/06/2020
from Water Crag (straightforward) then largely pathless descent to Tan Hilljef26/05/2020
From church at Feetham follow road via Blades to Low Row Pasture. Footpath to Slade Head (Standard). Follow track to Moor House and North Rake Hush. Footpath North to Punchard Coal Level, via Friarfold Moor, Little Punchard Hill Head Moss and Punchard Moor. Follow track/footpath to West Moor, cross country to Water Crag. Follow fence line to track below Roganís Seat. Track to Roganís Seat. Follow track to Lownathwaite and North Hush and descend into Gunnerside Gill. Down the valley before ascent onto Middle Bank, Winterings, Whin Hall, Barf End and onto Low Row Pasture. Follow same route back to Feetham.raymooremanx18/01/2020
Plenty of roadside parking in Muker. Track near enough all the way, following the River Swale then up Swimmer Gill, track not overly easy to follow up here, gets a bit scrambly in places. Then good shooting road.jonglew15/10/2019
From Keld via Crackpot Hall and West side of Swinner Gill then tedious tracks over grouse moor to insignificant summit.NormanW26/08/2019
Up to Roganís Seat from Gunnerside, across to the nearby trig point and then around to Pinhope Seat.Eggletina08/08/2019
With Val. Hot weather. Parked on minor road west of Gunnerside. Followed track from minor road almost all the way to the summit Path leads to cairn from track. Returned same route.mike.hoult24/07/2019
With Kisdon, starting from Keld. Snell wind, grey day. En route to Wilmslow. Rounsfell27/03/2019
Outstanding route from Muker through the meadows, along Swaledale and up Swinner Gill before heading along shooting tracks to close to the summit then across to Water Crag a la Nuttalls but went back down the same way. Just over 4 hours round trip.clivevilla11/09/2018
Hardraw - Thwaite - Kisdon - Keld bridge - Rogan's Seat - Water Crag - Tan Hill.Mark Jackson01/08/2018
Making use of the dry weather - over moorland from Tan Hill pub at sunset.twg2717/07/2018
Muker, via CracKpot Hall,return via Gunnerside.reaper24/06/2018
SoloAimless Rambler16/06/2018
From Keld via Crack Pot Hall.Winterfloodian11/06/2018
Same as Gerry B. (except went S when he went N!!) On me own.CJM15/05/2018
Pretty much as per Nuttall's 11.3, though messed up by crossing Gunnerside Gill too early which added unnecessary effort onto an already long day.milimana18/04/2018
Keld - Pennine Way to Catrake Force - West Wood - Crackpot Hall (Ruin) - Swinner Gill Lead Mines (Ruins)- rose onto moor along East Grain (recently repaired path thanks) - then Coast to Coast path - taking the buff coloured track just past the C to C double headed sign heading for summit past the High Man Stone - Rogan Seat summit- then overshot to follow fence (Snowy drifts /low cloud) to bag trig on Water Crag. Retraced our snowy footprints back to the track and returned whence we came.briandavies18/02/2018
From Tan Hill pub...used track to the end near ruin. Then over moorland to summit. Fence runs most of the way, going better than expected.N.Morters17/08/2017
With K. Pleasing march up and down well made tracks.Ashley17/07/2017
From MukerSlash314/07/2017
Water Crag and Rogan's Seat from Tan Hill Inn.lenman01/05/2017
From café CP in Keld. £2 all day.mart079715/02/2017
FR & NBVin02/02/2017
With MVW and FR on a wet and windy dayBheinn02/02/2017
Rogan's Seat and Water Crag. More or less followed route 11.3 from the Nuttall's book with the exception of going up to Crackpot hall (which still has a pan on the cooker even though it was abandoned in 1953) and also, on the way down I didn't notice the instructions to keep below ďLord Peel's shooting cabinĒ but I found another path that took me down to Blakethwaite Lead Mines and crossed the river there. Grouse shooting was going on at Swinner Gill and there were dead grouse on the track, one of which was not as dead as the others which I didn't like. Had lunch in the shooting hut at GR NY 922024 (thanks for leaving it unlocked, Lord Peel's cabin was locked). Had just become dark when I eventually got back to Muker.tsharp10/01/2017
With Bill when staying in Swaledale cottage - September 2017Pat Carter01/01/2017
As per the Nuttal guidebook 11.3dianepick29/12/2016
Solo, from Keld.amswanston15/07/2016
Dalesrail walk starting in Muker, up via Swinner Gill. After this, pretty featureless on top, over to Water Crag trig point then back via Gunnerside Gill and lead-mining remnants. Hot and hazy, some heather-hacking to be done. Good views from Water Crag down to A66, and over to Mallerstang Edge. The way up and down better than the destination.JOHNS29/05/2016
Parked in Keld, good car park. What a drag from Kisdon, this peak I would not wish on an enemy. Small cairn on top of mound with a white tube from it. Uninspiring peak. Glad I did it whilst it was dry. Company: Soloiandesbottes28/05/2016
#583 From the CP in Keld, up through the old mines and onto the tracks across the moor.tim74724/05/2016
Keld > Swinner Gill > Rogan's Seat > Water Crag and returned the same route. 9.8 miles in 3 hours 50 minutes.Alan Caine14/05/2016
From Muker following the Nuttall's route.rhalstead01/05/2016
From Keld via Swinner Gill and then up shooting track. Horizontal wind and rain. Took shelter in shooting hit for lunch then on to Water Crag and Tan Hill before returning to Keld via Pennine Way and then road.ruthatlast20/02/2016
Not worth climbing again. Walked from the north over undulating ground by the fenceline.Tom D10/02/2016
Climbed from Keld via Swinner Gill and hooting track. Infested with midges todayNorthender07/09/2015
From the Tan Hill Inn, overcast conditions.JohnStoneham02/08/2015
2mFM Radio Activation NP-014. Parked Gunnerside and followed gravel path to summit.Cold and windy.Petem0hqo18/06/2015
Climbed up from Gunnerside.CMR11426/05/2015
From Keld, up Swinner Gill, past the lead mines, which is really nice. The track up to the top is not pretty, but makes it an unusually easy walk.Gill09/05/2015
Parked at Gunnerside, followed lanes up to Rogans Seat Summit, followed fence over rough terrain to Water Crag then followed tracks and paths across to Great Pinseat back down to Gunnerside via lanes across the moors, raining for most of the walk eventhough clouds were well above summits, 13.5 miles. Rogans Seat has got to be one of the mosty easiest mountains to climb ever.DanTrig02/05/2015
from Keld, a lovely walk in followed by a dreary trudge along estate tracks - cairn obvious enough - unlikely to revisit.stig_nest11/04/2015
An easy outing from Keld. Route and write-up at:
Gravel track.tomd431/07/2014
Walked on my own from Keld. Overcast but stayed dry. Good long distance views but hazy. This is a great walk with lots of contrasting scenery. Wouldn't risk 'The Pathless Moor' or 'meandering though peat hags' in bad weather. Rest of the walk has good paths though some are very narrow.flockwatcher03/07/2014