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Name:Top o' Selside
Hill number:2667
Height:333.3m / 1094ft
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Synge, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3,Sy,Cm)
Grid ref:SD 30921 91931
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:187m
Col:146.3m  NY 3075 0111  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 96 97
(1:25k) OL6N OL7N
Observations:ground 30m SW at SD 30894 91910 is of similar height: cairn on West top (Hill 3863 - Wainwright/Birkett) at SD 30805 91862 is 1m lower
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Hill 3863 Top o' Selside is Wainwright Outlying Fell and Birkett. It lies within a different ring contour 100m SW and is c.1m lower
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From High Nibthwaite (Crab Haws CP). 7 km, 400 m asc. Top o' Selside (WO,B), Top o' Selside (Ma, Sy), Arnsbarrow Hill and Stang Hill. https://www.flickr.com/photos/samandjo/albums/72177720317844630SalmonJoe21/05/2024
Good path from High Nibthwaite.Play2End28/04/2024
Same parking and route as pjbellarby to visit both Wainwright and Marilyn tops. Getting chilly in the early evening and the Old Man had his head in the cloud. Solo, just the sheep on the top.richard6905/03/2024
From the free car park on the Eastern shore of Coniston water (GR 29618 90945) for Birketts Top O'Selside walk with additional excursions to The Park and Heel Toe hill, Seven and half mile in Three and half hours.WAYNE ROWLETT28/01/2024
From NT car park at Dodgson Wood with M following same route as Summitter.PeterD29/12/2023
Solo. From Dodgson Wood car park up permissive path to near Low Parkamoor and then track SSW. Path to Wainwright summit and on to highest point of Top o' Selside. Only a few light showers after several days of heavy rain. Back same way.pwbellarby21/09/2023
With Carol - Park on verge just north of Water Park, near High Nibthwaite. Use track from High Nibthwaite village to the top of Top o’ Selside (1099’) (and second top). Good views of Lake Coniston, and Coniston Range, to the west. Reverse the last ascent and then head to High Light Haw (867’), Low Light Haw (810’) and Brock Barrow (748’). From summit pillar, head east and pick up path to Caws Beck, returning to High Nibthwaite. Hot (27 degrees) and breezy. A great clockwise walk. Navigation, using paths and sheep tracks, generally straightforward.DABT05/09/2023
 yorkielad03/05/2023
From the Dodgson Wood CP, up to Low Parkamoor, then on to The Park, the Top o' Selsides, Heel Toe Hill, Arnsbarrow Hill, Stang Hill, High Light Haw, Low Light Haw and finally Brock Barrow. Walked back alongside the lakeside road.summitter19/10/2022
From good parking next to WaterSports centreLongwojo24/09/2022
Satterdale, Carron Crag, Top o SelsideFlatfield30/06/2022
Carron Crag, Top O'Selside, Top O'Selside, Heel Toe Hillkeithouk05/06/2022
Cj BW ddchrisj196529/05/2022
Grey & windy walk from our accommodation for 5 nights at Thurston bagging benchmarks en route. Carron Crag followed by The Park [Park Crags] and then Top o' Selside revisit. Loads of small worms underneath most of stones in cairn removed to view OS buried block.Dugswell231/12/2021
In mist all way from Thurston staying with group. 16Km.davechaffey30/12/2021
With Val. From Dodgson Wood car park. Good path to near Low Parkamoor then track south then path to Wainwright summit then on to highest point. Good weather and great views.mike.hoult26/08/2021
8 tops round from niberthwaiteholtsd08/07/2021
Rainy day walk before 2 days rock climbing with Tim.Nick Canute25/06/2021
Water Yeat - Top o' Selside (Wainwright, Marilyn) - Carron Crag - Tarn Intake - Castle Wood Hill - Scale Ivy Intakes - Claife Heights - Latterbarrow - Near Sawrey.Mark Jackson23/06/2021
First day of Lakes walking from Windermere to Coniston. Took permissive path down to Lake and Ferry.PhilipChaston07/06/2021
Anti-clockwise circular route from Water Park. With Alfie.Dangerous Dave14/05/2021
Parked at the P sign on the OS map on the east side of Coniston Water and walked up the permissive track. Clockwise to Top o Selside (2 peaks) High Light Haw, Low Light Haw and Brock Barrow. Lunch on Brock Barrow above the ruin where AW said there is a great view- there is . Meandered north back to the track. 8.5km circuit.RowanP29/04/2021
Abbot Park to High Dam via Rusland, Cross lands and Ickenthwaitfellowsa21/04/2021
Parked at Dodgson Wood Car Park upto Top O' Selside (Wainwright top); Top o' Selside ;Heel Toe Hill; Arnsbarrow Hill; Stang Hill; High Light Haw; Low Light Haw and the nameless Brock barrow. Great morning didnt see a soul until we where returning to the car.Philposs06/03/2021
With Adam. From Selside car park; Birkett walk OUT3 plus Heel Toe Hill. Coming from Heel Toe Hill instead of direct from Arnsbarrow Hill may help to avoid bogs around Arnsbarrow Tarn.JMDobb28/11/2020
From Dodgson Wood car park. Wainwright, Marilyn, Heel Toe Hill.CJM20/10/2020
From High Nigh Nibthwaite: Top O' Selside (Wainwright top); Top o' Selside (true summit);Heel Toe Hill; Arnsbarrow Hill; Arnsbarrow Hill South Top/Stang Moss; High Light Haw; Low Light Haw and Brockbarrow. Clear September day with high winds.Lazylizzie12/09/2020
ACW circuit from road 200 yards N of High Nibthwaite. Head-high bracken, brambles and gorse blocked Wainwright’s route up Buck Barrow, so I followed the path by the wall E and cut up slopes of bracken and scree to the true summit and WO summit at the square cairn. Thereafter, a hugely enjoyable walk through a miniature upland of rock and heather tops: Low Light Haw, High Light Haw, Arnsbarrow S and N, Heel Toe Hill and the true and WO summits of Top O’Selside, returning by the green lane.Nick Down109/09/2020
Round of Bethecar Moor with Debs & Tali prior to Debs swim course.Mountain Goat23/08/2020
As Wainwrights Outlying Fells route.dgresty16/03/2020
from High Nibthwaite.IanHHill25/01/2020
6b/6 The Park, Carron Crag, Heel Toe Hill, Arnsbarrow Hill, Stang Moss and Top o Selside. All from NT car park in Dodgson Wood, East side of Coniston Water.nickywood119/01/2020
Revisit with Keith and PeteDave Geere30/12/2019
Start at grid 336919 small parking area,smocks and denims16/11/2019
WithJules,Jill ,Wendy and Kev on an extremely wet and windy walkGrey Hare01/11/2019
From Dodgson Wood (free) car park.jonglew06/08/2019
After sleeping in van by Coniston, en route from Buttermere to visit George Mackie in Stamford. Rounsfell08/07/2019
Would have been a bit easier from Nimby Nibthwaite but no sniff of any parking there and they probably want to keep it that way. Drove on to NT car park at Dodgson Wood then followed permissive path marked by white arrows towards derelict Parkamoor before cutting uphill across open pasture to the uncairned summit.Topographer5705/07/2019
Return visit from The Park. Ascent 2IWC26/06/2019
With K from car park to SW. Route was pleasant and varied.Ashley20/05/2019
Short walk up Top o' Selside from High Nibthwaitedavidpettit8413/04/2019
From Dodgson Wood car park up by white arrows towards Low Park a Moor then open hill to summit. Nearby cairn is 3 m lower.NormanW11/04/2019
2 of 4: From Dodgson Woods CP. With Karen, Sam and Lauren.ChrisR10/04/2019
Top O'Selside from Coniston Water. 5.7km in 1h 35m. (S)silveracorn_alan01/01/2019
From small Car park at Crab Haws - Up through Woodland to Grass Holme - Old Road - Top of Selside (summit) - edge of forestry to Set Level - Forestry tracks to Carron Grag (summit and trig) - The Park - Lawson Park - Heald Brow - Lakeside Road from near Fir island followed back to Crab Haws with detour to sit at end of the jetty as we passed.briandavies31/12/2018
From wood above Nibthwaite Grange, High Bethacar Farm, nameless (Top o' Selside - Brock Barrow), Actual summit, Low Light Haw, High Light Haw, Top o' Selside (Wainwright summit), Top o' Selside and back down the Green Lane and High Nibthwaite.Chipstertrain12/12/2018
From tiny car park up 'new' path to track then over green path to Wainwright top and over to true summit. Views of Coniston were excellent on a cold but very clear day.SS28/10/2018
Circuit from Crab Haws car parkAjm031011/09/2018
An insanely busy Coniston water today. Seriously suprised by the volume of people and the embarrasingly poor parking in the actual carpark. Marilyn summit feels lower to me than the cairned proper top. Not sure i buy in to the pedantry of an odd meter. Youd not know if not for the gps. Still, keep putting your blind faith in science..stig_nest28/05/2018
Having driven all of the way from the north coast of Sutherland, parked at Dodgson Wood car park & up through the woods. Marilyn 1 of 2 today.assynt_bob11/04/2018