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Name:Great Pinseat
Hill number:3582
Height:583m / 1913ft
Parent (Ma):2740  Rogan's Seat
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Northern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire (CoU)
Catchment:Ouse (York)
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
Grid ref:NY 97009 02692
Summit feature:trig point 2m N of wall
Col:534m  NY958028  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 92
(1:25k) OL30N
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 116 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Walked in from the track from the SE - cold clear windy. Easy track takes you to within 200m of summitwychwood18/01/2020
Good track most of way, just a short stretch of deep heather to gain wall and trigColin Crawford13/09/2019
Up to Rogans Seat from Gunnerside, across to the nearby trig point and then around to Great Pinseat.Eggletina08/08/2019
Sunny morning... Icy wind 2 degrees one of two patches of snow still.vegibagger04/04/2019
From road to SE be 421 spot hgt. Track most of the way.Adrian07/01/2019
From Surrender Bridge - all but 300m on vehicle tracks - dry stone wall to be scaled to reach trig point.Crib Goch05/01/2019
From car park in Langthwaite down lane to take track to Bouldershaw House. Left on lane then first track right and follow it through mine workings to last hump north of summit. Turn left through heather straight to Trig Point.dgresty12/09/2018
From the SE. On track all the way until the last 200m. Trig is over to the right just after the spoil heap.clivevilla10/09/2018
Easy on track from South east. Short eared owl seen.ijpowell21/06/2018
Parked on minor road to the SE then up track to under 250 metres from the summit. Then pole vaulted over the wall to bag Whaw Moor trig.Dugswell224/05/2018
Great Pinseat > Melbecks Moor from GR: SD 98921 99950ronaldo33301/04/2018
Parked on grass verge of minor road to SE at 992007 - A short walk S. along road & then up track to within 250yd of summit. Firm banked up snow & a few missing stones made for an easy wall crossing to trig point. (PM)gerrybowes08/03/2018
Parked at 991006. Followed the trail NW in snow. 2 hours 20 minutes return with GB. Good clear weather.bolton08/03/2018
Cycle up from Surrender Bridge .chalky195326/09/2017
Ascent as part of Richmond Walking & Books Festival walk lead by Ian Dale with myself as backmarker. 9 in groupJill Wiseman25/09/2017
From Surrender Bridge. Plenty of parking spaces. With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave25/08/2017
From Surrender Bridge and onto Melbecks Moorpaulcook280915/07/2017
From Surrender Bridge, up road, and followed bridleway below Barras End to Great Pinseat, then back by Flincher Gill, with a there and back diversion to Melbecks Moor, before returning along past the Old Gang Smelting Mills.Fisky Boy13/07/2016
With Fisky Boy.Brenda Cloke13/07/2016
From Surrender Bridge out by track by Hard Level Gill, returning by Surrender Ground and more northerly track. Managed to get over wall without destroying it - why do they not just put stiles in obvious places in Yorkshire!SS24/04/2016
Easy parking at SE. Excellent track - then heather for 200+ metres but not too bad. Great walk.destaylor02/11/2015
Followed track from the SE to within 200m of summit. Quick jump over wall to get to trig.DARRENG14/10/2015
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.DanTrig02/05/2015
Pleasant walk on tracks all the way apart from the last 50 yards with lots of blooming heather today.Walker Dan20/08/2014
Up from Surrender Bridge on a cool clear day.Limited views but A66 looked busy.Went on to Melbecks Moor.With Oscar.catman17/12/2013
With Catman.oscarrosie17/12/2013
Walked from Arkle, along rd, then took track to the summit, blustery day. walked with Graham, Emily and Ruben.karencooke30/10/2013
Climbed with DUHWS from SwaledaleBlue Scrambler26/10/2013
via track from road, in a loop taking in old lead mines. nice circuit - dont know what happened to the old lorry by the sheepfold.. drifts of snow waist deep at trig point.stig_nest11/02/2013
Gunnerside, Gunnerside Gill, Melbecks Moor, Level House, Great Pinseat, Level House, Melbecks Moor (summit), Standard, Barf End, Gunnerside. Warm and sunny.PaulH19/10/2012
Calm, dry, some sunny periods some cloud. from Surrender Bridge past Old Gand Mills.joseph mitchell15/09/2011
With Jo, circular walk from Surrender Bridge: tracks and paths to Old Gang Smelting Mills, Little Punchard, Great Pinseat, returning past Martin Vein to road. Weather; overcast, warm, good visibility.amblerbob04/07/2011
Short family walk from Langthwaite to Whaw and then up onto here. Met two others on the summit. Weather absolutely fantastic, with awesome views from the summit.AGWilliamson14/06/2011
With Jo, circular walk Low Row: paths over moors to Moor House, Great Pinseat, returning via Surrender Bridge. Weather: sunny, warm, very good visibility.amblerbob14/06/2011
Surrender Brige car park, windy going up calm coming back down through mining ruins.pcooper01/05/2011
from surrender bridge.not an attractive hill.good views from trig pillar.steven ruffles05/07/2009
The recently re-built wall makes it unnecessarily difficult to get at the trig pillar from the track to the south - a stile would have been helpful!David Gradwell17/05/2009
from road and up track past lots of grouse butts - mind the heather at the top - I lost a foot in a hidden drainage ditch and got veyr wetgigglejon11/08/2008
From Leeds 9 x individual quiet, empty, lonley 500m Dewey's around Great Shunner. Some brilliant, some terrible heather, some boggy flatness -all fun. Ending the day at Ellerstring YH to meet Lesley.Chris Pearson17/04/1999
Pennines Dewey bagging walk 7/9; Great Pinseat from road pass 992007. Old mines RHW01/01/1998
From Low Row. With Karen.ChrisR08/04/1996
DofE recceBob Aldred12/04/1992
Via Old Gang Mines. Used to be 420' deep mine shafts on top but we didn't find any.Aye Jimmy06/05/1990
Guy Heelis16/06/2019