Name:Whitbarrow - Lord's Seat
Hill number:2697
Height:215.8m / 708ft
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Wainwright Outlying Fell, Clem
Grid ref:SD 44174 87045
Summit feature:rib of rock 15m SW of large cairn
Col:30.9m  SD 4358 9071  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 97
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Observations:cairn is at SD 44190 87055
Survey:Abney level
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Parked at the small parking area to right of school. harder than the easy sunday stroll i was expecting, muddy and steep with treacherous tree roots. glad to go through the wall onto the table top area. Follow the obvious path, the green one on map doesnt really exist, lovely area with lots of interest.hils07/04/2024
Ran up from A road with Ben. Great scenery. Nice loop.HardenC15/03/2024
Used the parking area a short distance down the track to the right of the entrance to Witherslack school to the SW. Took the obvious path up through the Scar to the summit. Wonderful sunny early Spring morning and good views all round. Solorichard6906/03/2024
Bagged on That's Lyth LDWA Challenge eventdazedemon28/01/2024
Limited roadside parking near Mill Side, up steeply through Backhouse Wood then lovely walking along the crest to the top. Returned via Anastice and pt.187. Tremendous views of the higher fells. Visited Sizergh Fell on the way back home.Jake99422/10/2023
Up from school, pasted playing field then up steep wooded slopes to gap in boundary wall. Turn left along pleasant graded path which takes a slightly circous roure to memorial cairn. Much easier than the bush wack back to boundary wall on return.cjo03/09/2023
ELMA SUILVENdonmeister07/07/2023
With VARVIPete2803/05/2023
Anastice, Whitbarrow, Yewbarrow, Holme, Newton Fell, Newton Fell South, Ulpha Fellkeithouk10/04/2023
R That s Lyth 6hr 55 slow! Richard Tait29/01/2023
From Witherslack village hall leaving L for her recorder group afternoon (all 30 of them!). Gave me 3 hours for a round of Whitbarrow's 5 tops (P30 & P20's) Intense rainfall for the first hour was so heavy it was enjoyable (from inside my full waterproofs)! Awkward steep ascent avoiding private signs to find marked path onto Farrer's Allotment, then over White Scar (good viewpoint -big cliff below) and winding jog linking grassy bits down to Anastice (used deer track to angle up scree). The rain now stopped but everything running with water and slippery - especially the limestone pavements I crossed, ever so carefully, next up in scaling the wooded lost world of Wakebarrow (p20)- where I came across a flash flood surface stream disappearing down a gurgling swallow hole - before finding a scrambling weakness through the summit crags. Fascinating terrain. V pleased to regain a path on this summit for a jog down. 30 years since I was last up here when marilyns had just been invented.Chris Pearson15/10/2022
From Witherslack. Great little hillLongwojo24/09/2022
From Witherslack. Once up scarp and through wall, follow FP along edge until it turns towaards large cairn - direct ROW is a mythhenryfm13/08/2022
from Witherslack Hall with Suk and Richardprwild09/08/2022
With Sal. Sad times.davechaffey06/08/2022
From Mill Side. Wainwright’s OF routeafoster21/05/2022
There is a dedicated public parking area if you turn right as you reach the school gates (from the south). This can accommodate about 15 cars, including the ones on the access track. From here a clear track leads across the fields to the end of the football pitch. Over a stile, behind the goals and then uphill to the summit.moorsman18/05/2022
From Mill Side with Julia, Oscar and Borisytfckent17/03/2022
Revisit for (ex) trig bolt , which is probably buried under the fancy meml cair. Easy access from SW, P at start of track, a few bonus BMs. Sunny chilly morning, my first time in the North this yearRHW26/02/2022
R That s Lyth 6hr 14 Richard Tait30/01/2022
From millsidephilz00816/01/2022
good parking and pleasant walk along escarpmentGlenford10/10/2021
Started from Whitslack Hall School(Oversand School) there is a small carpark to the right of their entrance. A path took us along the cliffs to the left and up a steep but easy path, which continued to the top. We decided to make a loop out of it and continued North West down the hill and walked along the cliffs again back to the car. We found many bushes of sloes, a damson tree and a gentleman with a conservatory full of grapes gave away a few bunches very happily. Good haul on this walk. With the Aberdeen and Shire Hillwalking Club.tallblond02/10/2021
With Andy after Anastice.colinfielding08/09/2021
From Anastice with Colin. Good views all round.Andrew Pearson08/09/2021
A really fantastic top and absolutely stunning weather conditions here today. Whitbarrow, Gummer's How and Grayrigg Forest on a two day backpacking circuit from Oxenholme train stationAlex C26/06/2021
Came from the lower Anastice summit weather turned on us Freezing rain and gale force winds . Very open to the elements would be a really nice walk on a better day , nice view of Witherslack.Philposs14/03/2021
Lovely 12km circular loop from the parking just off the A road with GFE. Views on top so far reaching and surrounding mountains cloaked in snow. ‘Feels like’ temperature at the van was -8 so I’d describe it as ‘pretty flipping cold’ on the topFionalevey13/02/2021
R K stage 2 Furness Way Richard Tait23/11/2020
From Witherslack Hall, making a circuit of the escarpment top incorporating Lord’s Seat. I had intended to go to Anastice, but Whitbarrow is so enchanting I shall save it as an excuse to ascend by a different route.Nick Down123/10/2020
Lovely circular walk from Raven's Lodge farm. Final Wainwright walked on a couple of days away staying in Grange. Weather improved after a horrible wet morning.Lazylizzie04/08/2020
With Jules & HeatherDusty01/02/2020
With Dusty, Jules and Jill on a circular walk from Mill Side on a mainly dry but windy walkGrey Hare01/02/2020
From Mill Side villageRobB28/01/2020
R Good but bad wether on Whitbarrow 6hr 7 Richard Tait26/01/2020
Parked equestrian centre. Straightforward path up and back.squeegs29/09/2019
Solo. Parked at the school entrance and followed path to the summit. Some light rain.mike.hoult11/08/2019
From Witherslack Hall School, walked Whitbarrow Scar/Lord's Seat, Cartmell Fell/Raven's Fell, to Staveley Fell and returned to Witherslack Hall School.Walkingmurphy28/06/2019
From Fell End Farm, up a zig-zag path through the woods to the escarpment ridge. Fascinating landscape, with early purple orchid in profusion.summitter25/04/2019
With Carol. Have climbed before, but not logged (e.g. with Martin Cox). From Lyth Valley Hotel.dabthomas09/04/2019
With L from Mill Side, very chilly on topsteve_a04/04/2019
What a lovely ascent through the woods in the warm spring sunshine. I feel a poem coming on strong.Play2End23/02/2019
Cartmel Fell Church Hall to Whitebarrow (Lord’s Seat) via Swallow Mire, Pool Bank, High Park Wood and Black Yews Scar. Descent to Witherslack Hall and on to Church Road, Witherslack via Yewbarrow. On to Fern Hill, Bleacrag Road, Holme Road and Back o’ the Fell Road. Climb to Dixon Heights via Tom Tarn. Descent to Low Newton via Buck Crag, on to High Newton. Ascent to High Newton Reservoir and on to Saskills (Newton Fell North). On to Staveley Plantation and ascent of Staveley Fell. Down to Astley’s Plantation and Sow How, round to Raven’s Barrow. Return to start.raymooremanx17/02/2019
Revisit with Keith.Dave Geere06/02/2019
Started from Mill Side and followed ridge path from the south. Superb walk along the escarpment to the summit cairn. Descended SW through High Crag and Low Crag Wood to Beck Head and the road back to Mill SideWayne Mac02/02/2019
R K That s Lyth good day 6hr 34 Richard Tait27/01/2019
Parked by school entrance. Up PROW to Summit.CJM14/01/2019
Ruth and Joey the HoundGragmole16/12/2018
Ruth and Joey the HoundCragmole16/12/2018