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Name:Burnhope Seat - Trig Point
Hill number:8036
Height:746m / 2448ft
Parent (Ma):2714  Burnhope Seat
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:North Pennines - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Durham (CoU)
County (CoH):Durham (CoH)
Catchment:Triples, Catchment Boundaries, Tees, Tyne (Newcastle), Wear
Watershed:Wearmouth, Tynemouth, Tees Bay
Class:Historic County Top
Grid ref:NY 78789 37537
Summit feature:Trig point
Col:745m  NY786375  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 91
(1:25k) OL31W
Observations:grassy mound 390m WNW at NY 78445 37561 (hill 2714) is c 1.5m higher and highest point of fell
Survey:Abney level
Comments:This is the historic Durham county top, the hill summit (hill 2714) was in Cumberland. The Nuttalls book gives this as the summit.
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Parking area at bottom of ski slope. Up past ski lift to BurnhopeSeat trig. Then out and back to Harwood Common and out and back to Dead Stones and Nags Head. Lots of boggy ground, peat hags and tussocks. Made sure of Burnhope Seat on return and the cairn. Some views over to Cross and tghe Dun fells but hazy. Bit of a slog.mart079725/07/2019
Easy walk up from layby beneath ski tow. Dry conditions thankfully; ground beyond ski tow could get very boggy and difficult. Trig point and true summit visited. True summit marked by tiny cairn.Eliza10016/07/2019
As per Nuttalls' 10.1 minus Three Pikes. Lovely clear day and vey dry underfoot.milimana23/05/2019
Went to this point first then over to real summit on way back down. Company: Soloiandesbottes13/05/2019
From Reservoilenman04/05/2019
Yad Moss > Burnhope Seat > Burnhope Seat trig from GR: NY 77153 37663ronaldo33315/09/2018
Yad Moss > Burnhope Seat > Burnhope Seat trig from GR: NY 77153 37663Hippster15/09/2018
Reached from the pull in area where the border fence comes down to the B6277. Two hour walk with boggy bits but using the fence meant navigation was a given as the fence leads all the way to the trig. Finished off with a visit to the true summit.WAYNE ROWLETT04/08/2018
10 mile walk from Ashgill Bridge, down to lovely waterfall then along river S. Tyne to Tynehead farm, took footpath up then ascended Burnhope Seat to road then through ski tows to featureless summit and after trig, followed ridge to Dead Stones then along to Nags Head rise, descended to Perrys dam and picked up quarry track, rough route across to Flinty Fell, from there headed back to quarry track then barely used footpath back to Ashgill Bridge. Great sunny day with breeze and great views, at the moment very easy to walk because all bogs are dry, would hate to do this walk after a lot of rain.DanTrig29/06/2018
Yad Moss to Killhope Cross with Joe.John Lee13/06/2018
CW circuit of Flinty Fell, Nags Head, Dead Stones & Burnhope Seat, starting from Ashgill Bridge - fine weather - a bit too hot!ger06/05/2018
With KAshley22/04/2018
Parked in a layby across a pathless moor then over the boundary fence to the Trig then back over fence to the Marilynjmistry8631/01/2018
From B road to W. Boggy transferring from the marilyn to here.jonglew06/12/2017
Walked up under the ski tow from the road., Very frosty & clear therefore the bogs were frozen over.lozinworcester20/11/2017
From Burnhope Seat to Dead Stones.peter4lc27/10/2017
With E. From small lay-by on B6277 next to MS (NY7749236407) across open moor to trig point then onto grassy mound and Burnhope Seat summit other side of fence. Return same route.Beeliner06/10/2017
Parked up at head of Weardale valley on A689 and ran here. Trig didn't look to be at the highest point, so plodded 50+ yards over to the point that looked higher also (with a couple of stones there, so clearly other people had the same thoughts). As I've not yet done Mickle Fell, this is the highest I've ever been on land in my home county :)madaddo16/07/2017
Solo. Parked at a lay-by on the B6277 below a ski tow. Then followed the line of the ski tow and then a fence to trig point.ADT09/07/2017
before going onto summit (qv for log of walk)pwheeler06/05/2017
From parking area at the Cumbria/Durham border on the A689 en route to Burnhope Seat. Trig point on Durham side of the fence, approx 50m away. Can't miss it.muzza206/04/2017
Winter conditions with Thomas on way back from Durhamwinterwalker10/02/2017
With Katy. 3.6 mile staying close to fence, with mist coming and going.George Thompson06/09/2016
easy walk up from layby at yad moor ski lift. official top with mini-cairn just over fench, trig point a bit further on. clear day but a bit windy...nice walkkeithelliott02/07/2016
parked opp quarry at bend in road quick up and down.robertphillips27/06/2016
2/5 Second of warm, sunny day in Yorkshire (Burnhope Seat/Burnhope Seat (trig Point)/Harwood Common/Nab Hill/Soil Hill)Fergalh05/06/2016
Along with Marilyntim74711/04/2016
B6277 (by Crook Burn) - Yad Moss (still with occasional banks of snow - cloudy but a halo of light picks out Great/Little Dun fells to the West) - Scaith Head (a peaty morass) - trig not the summit but is the Top of Durham - Spied summit approx. 200m away (small stone cairn marks top) - checked out the ski tow (looks odd and out of place with no snow)- back to trig the descend following Crook Burn (summit disappears as we reach the B6277).briandavies19/03/2016
See Burnhope seat for detailsstig_nest02/08/2015
Rather windy - a large Disney's Frozen helium balloon was trapped in the fence west of the Trig Point - typically I find a couple of lost balloons during an afternoon spent hillwalking. Some bear messages to departed loved ones, some postcards to return to the competition sponsoring charity and some, like this one, the cause of a moments anguish to the little chap who's grip was insufficientM3WDD11/07/2015
Nuttalls 10.1. Easy enough from Harwood Common. Stupidly forgot about the other top to the west. Will have to go back again!!!!mick13/09/2014
With Jo, circular walk from Burnhope Reservoir: Grasshill Causeway to Great Stony Hill, Scaud Hill, Harwood Common, Burnhope Seat – Trig Point, Burnhope Seat, Dead Stones, returning over Highwatch Currick. Weather; sunny, light cool breeze, very good visibility.amblerbob24/07/2014
Parked at the end of the road to the south of Burnhope Reservoir and walked down to the reservoir, over the dam and onto the path to the north. Easy climbing until the heavens opened. Very wet above and below with a swirling mist made the final ascent really quite unpleasant. Trig point was a welcome sight (but that is all we could see!) Back down the valley and along the river. The final segment to the south of the reservoir was harder than it should have been.callumorr16/07/2014
County top no.55. By car from B&B in Middleton-in-Teesdale to milepost on B6277 at NY775364. Walked milepost > Burnhope Seat Trig Point > Burnhope Seat summit > Darngill Bridge > milepost. Distance 3.1 miles; time 1:49; climbed 645 feet. A taxing climb across rough, open ground (I much prefer a well-worn trail, although it was reasonably dry underfoot. Weather fine - a warm, cloudy afternoon. (Temp 22 deg C). Interesting views over Cross Fell range and Burnhope Reservoir from the top.alan.65to7012/07/2014
Dry, overcast, calm, good views, guys working on the ski tow.iangalbraith29/06/2014
With main summitN.Morters17/06/2014
Three Pikes - Great Stony Hill - Harwood Common - Burnhope Seat - Burnhope Seat(trig) - Dead Stonesronaldo33322/03/2014
From B6277 below ski tow.Crib Goch05/03/2014
With G. Nuttalls' route from Burnhope Reservoir dam > Three Pikes > Great Stony Hill > Harwood Common > Burnhope Seat > Dead Stones > Lamb's Head > Burnhope Reservoir.RT197004/07/2013
Round of Three Pikes, Great Stony Hill, Harwood Common, Burnhope Seat and Dead Stones. Definately went to touch the trig it being so close.rhalstead18/02/2013
Parking at Dam of Burnhope Reservoir – Grasshill Causeway – Near head of pass head SSE to Three Pikes – Back to head of pass – Great Stony Hill – Harwood Common – Burnhope Seat Trig point & then summit – Dead Stones – SW across moor – Track by Burnhope Burn – Path along N. side of reservoir – Car park. (PM CM)gerrybowes05/11/2012
With Meds and G.B in the snow.bolton05/11/2012
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave06/01/2012
All I can say is that the trig is more interesting than the actual high point with is 300 meters west and over the bog. Nice trig and plinth. Nice day for a walkFather Ted03/07/2011
From the roadside near a disused quarry and via Harwood Common and Scraith Head. A liitle boggy on top.Fisky Boy17/05/2011
With Fisky BoyBrenda Cloke17/05/2011
Sneaky visit on a foggy day.BazWylie16/05/2010
snowy round of Nuttals everyone else on skisnickywood113/03/2010
Together with Burnhope Seat true summitijpowell01/03/2010