Sunday, 16 November 2014

High Seat (Mallerstang)

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Location: Mallerstang - Cumbria
Height: 709 metres (2,326 ft)
Summit Type: Grassy/Stony/Boggy/Flat
Notable Summit Objects: Cairn
Range: Pennines
Sitting on the opposite side of the dale of Mallerstang from Wild Boar Fell, High Seat is part of a huge mass of high ground that runs from the town of Kirkby Stephen to the edge of the village of Garsdale. It can be walked as a ridge walk that follows the Settle - Carlisle railway line that takes in some of the more remoter scenery of Cumbria and the northern Yorkshire Dales. The northern views look towards Tailbridge Hill and Nine Standards Rigg and down towards Kirkby Stephen with Little Fell and Mickle Fell beyond. The eastern views look towards Rogan's Seat, the south east is dominated by Great Shunner Fell, south looks along the fell towards Gregory Chapel and Abbotside Common beyond and as far as Great Knoutberry Hill. To the south west the views begin with Wild Boar Fell on the opposite side of the valley, with Knoutberry Haw, Aye Gill Pike and a distant Whernside beyond. The western views look towards the rear of Wild Boar Fell towards the stunning Howgill Fells. The north western view looks along the vast Eden Valley towards Appleby in Westmorland with Great Dunn Fell and the mighty Cross Fell beyond.

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