Lord's Seat - Route One


Start - Spout Force NY 181 254 Distance -2.6 miles Ascent - 1,110 feet Time - 1hour : 35 minutes



The Spout Force car park below Darling How Farm is the starting point for this walk
Graystones from the forestry road
Walking along the main forestry road into the Aiken Beck Valley
Looking back along the road to the locked barrier at the end of the car park
Broom Fell from the forest road above Aiken Beck
Lord's Seat at the head of the Aiken Beck Valley
Looking back towards Graystones from the forestry road
Almost one mile from the car park a waymarker post indicates the route, straight ahead at a crossroads
Looking back to Widow Hause from the crossroads
 Tarbarrel Moss at the head of the valley
Following the road as it descends to a bridge over Aiken Beck
Passing a large area of cleared forest as the road begins to climb towards the head of the valley
Two miles from the car park the forest road reaches the head of the valley where a waymark post indicates the start of a path through the forest
Looking back from the waymark post, Hopegill Head appears on the horizon
The path climbs directly through a break in the tall trees to reach the broad heather-clad ridge between Lord's Seat and Ullister Hill
After a 400ft climb the path emerges onto the ridge, it is a bit boggy on this section which is best avoided to the left of the path
Looking back Grisedale Pike appears over the top of the trees
In a few yards the main path along the ridge is reached and followed left towards the summit of Lord's Seat
This well graded path is part of the more popular waymarked route which starts from the summit of Whinlatter Pass
Looking back to Skiddaw
The summit of Lord's Seat comes into view
Looking back, Clough Head and the Helvellyn Dodds appear over Ullister Hill
Looking over to the summit of Broom Fell
Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head over the summit ridge of Whinlatter
The graded path ends at a stile in the forest fence
Looking down to the Aiken Beck Valley
The well worn path to the summit from the stile
The summit of Lord's Seat, marked by a solitary iron fence post and a meagre cairn
Looking south-west from the summit of Lord's Seat over the ridges of Whinlatter and Swinside.  Gavel Fell and Blake Fell on the centre skyline with Whiteside on the left, Low Fell and Fellbarrow on the right
Looking down to the valley of Aiken Beck with Graystones on the right
Sale Fell and Lowthwaite across the Wythop Valley
Binsey across Bassenthwaite Lake
Looking north-east to the Uldale Fells of Little Sca Fell, Meal Fell, Brae Fell, Great Cockup and Longlands Fell
The Skiddaw group and Blencathra with the summit of Barf in the foreground
Latrigg in the centre of the photo with Clough Head and Great Dodd on the right-hand skyline
Looking south-east to the Helvellyn range
Looking south, Causey Pike in the centre of the photograph
Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head
The grassy knoll a few yards to the north-east of the summit affords a better view of Bassenthwaite Lake



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