Name:Lord's Seat
Hill number:2345
Height:552m / 1811ft
SMC/RHB Section:34A: Lake District - Northern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - North Western Fells
Topographical area:EL02 Gable-grasmoor
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Wainwright,
Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Clem
Grid ref:NY 20434 26552
Summit feature:outcrop 7m S of iron fencepost
Col:314.8m  NY 2060 2445  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4S
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1519 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Phoebe, circuit to Barf and back via WhinlatterMrD02/07/2024
Wet all the wayDanny Keyes27/05/2024
With Lynn, Cec, Steve, Helen. Misty on top.nix_snilloc05/05/2024
11.4 mile circular from A66 layby next to Bassenthwaite Lake. We followed good paths through the forest to Beck Wythop then up into Wythop Dale along minor road, then up steeply onto Ling Fell. We crossed the dreaded Wythop Moss which wasn't half as bad as we thought it would be, even after months of rain following Wainwright's route along the old pathway. Up onto Graystones covering all 3 high point contenders. Then along ridge to Broom Fell, Lord's Seat and the very boring Ullister Hill. We then contoured Lord's Seats' slopes using a trail marked on map onto Barf. Here we used the descent route next to Beckstones Gill. (there is a slight rock face to navigate over on the way down). Into Powter How then back along lakeside path to layby. 906m ascent. Quite busy as it was a Sunday in the Lakes. High cloud with good views (especially on Lord's Seat and Barf) but with slight drizzle at times.DanTrig21/04/2024
With: hb sb; Parked above Scawgill Bridge and followed forest path as far as Lord's Seat. Out and back to Barf in mist. Then over Broom Fell to Graystones and returned to car via forest track after initial steep descentIan Baines17/03/2024
Parked to the E at the Powter How cp (voluntary donations). Barf and Lord's Seat and back. Deteriorating conditions with a whiteout on Lord's Seat causing the Broom Fell extension to be abandoned. Snow line around 400m. Solo.richard6902/03/2024
From Powter How, Barf, Lord's Seat, Broom fell then back through Whinlatter forest. Cold mainly dry day, very windy on the tops. With K.sebastiencale29/12/2023
Brown How, Whinlatter, Tarbarrel Moss, Ullister Hill, Lord's Seat, Broom Fell, Graystones, Kirk FellBarns15027/12/2023
Dubwath to Braithwaite via 6 Birketts & 2 (repeat) WainwrightsAjm031011/12/2023
Revisit: found buried trig bolt.cjo25/11/2023
My fifth round of the Lord's Seat Group from Whinlatter to Wythop Mill, this time with Chris. Visited Whinlatter Top, Whinlatter Brown How, Tarbarrel Moss, Ullister Hill, Barf, Lord's Seat, Broom Fell, Widow Hause, Graystones (both summits), Ling Fell, Rivings, and Sale Fell. 20km with 1030m ascent taking 7h20m. Lovely autumn colours and great views across the Solway into Scotland. Glad we did not do Skiddaw, our original choice, as it was stubbornly in cloud all day.silverwolf_alan03/11/2023
Boo and I traipsed up the same way as Isabelle and we can confirm it makes Glastonbury in the rain look like a walk in the parkAlphaville19929/09/2023
solo walk (with Jess)jonsutterby7123/09/2023
Solo from Powter How CP. Barf, Lordís Seat and Broom Fell, then back the way I came. 3h35m.ADT16/09/2023
Jack Grimsditch12/09/2023
The Lordís Seat Fells. Whinlatter, Barf, Lords Seat, Broom Fell & Graystones.sms.3709/09/2023
R Richard Tait29/08/2023
From car park near Darling How. Followed the forestry track then followed the path signed for Lords Seat. This was a bog fest to the summit. Also took in Ullister Hill and went back down on forestry tracks. Time 3.5 hours for 5 miles.isabelle28/08/2023
Great views went up for a wild camp with flo and Jay with the intention of doingall the wainwright's in range however weather wasn't great when we woke, low cloud and rain. If there's no view there's no point for me I hike for the viewsLauralj8426/08/2023
Barf - Lordís Seat - Broom Fell -Graystones - Whinlatterbenarbia no 324/08/2023
A showery day on the Lord's Seat group from the Hobcarton car park for my fourth round of Wainwrights. Visited Whinlatter (both summits), Tarbarrel Moss, Ullister Hill, Barf, Lord's Seat, Broom Fell, Widow Hause, Kirk Fell, Graystones (both summits). 18km with 880m ascent, taking 5.5 hours.silverwolf_alan13/08/2023
TC, Lewis C. From Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre. Such an easy route to navigate - up in 50 minutes.TopCat195902/08/2023
From Spout Force CP. 11 km, 550 m asc. Up by the Darling How track, across Aitken Beck and N up the wall to Broom Fell. SE and S to Lord's Seat, Ullister Hill, Seat Howe and Tarberrel Moss. Dry, windy.
Parked at splendid visitor centre. Easy (multiple) tracks to the summit, very badly signposted. VEry busy too.iangalbraith19/07/2023
Rob Robertson10/07/2023
Walked with Steve Wood and did Barf and Lords Seat. Lovely wooded walk. Went to Anna's that evening.River-Girl07/07/2023
Along path from Broom Fell. Good path into forest visible from summit. I gather it is possible to climb Whinlatter using this path,peter4lc22/06/2023
Barf (M's first, as picked by him) and Lord's SeatBarns15017/06/2023
Today myself and Alma Aurea headed to Powter Howe for a circular walk taking in six Wainwright's - Sale Fell, Ling Fell, Graystones, Broom Fell, Lord's Seat and Barf, plus a couple of nearby summits. The weather was very warm and humid but from the forecast it looked like this area should stay clear of any thunderstorms or showers, which it did. However, despite the lower summit heights, the hills are relatively independent and quite steep it turned out to be quite a long day with some hot steep ascents! The walk took about 7.5 hours to cover the 15 mile route. /Dmeltdiceburg11/06/2023
Walked from Whinlatter Forest visitor center.Wandelaar06/06/2023
Walked with Raymond and his group from Head for the Hills. Graystones, Broom Fell, Lord's Seat, Barf and Whinlatter. Drizzle most of the day and only intermittent views unfortunately. Lovely group.River-Girl01/05/2023