11th June 2004

Lord's Seat to Graystones.


Walk Overview
Time 15:45 to 19:30
Duration 3 hr 45 min
Distance 5.2 mile
Ascent 1800 ft
Walking with Jennifer, Roger and Ann Hiley
Darling How Farm - Aitkin Plantation - Lord's Seat - Tod Fell - Broom Fell - Widow Hause - Graystones - Darling How Plantation - Spout Force
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces near Darling How Farm, Whinlatter Pass

With room for about a dozen or so cars, this spot proves handy for numerous different ascents of the group of fells usually referred to as the Lord's Seat fells. And despite them being grouped together under the name of a single fell, there is actually a nice selection of fells to choose from; including Whinlatter and Greystones.

Parking is free and this is a place I've always managed to get a space, regardless of the time of day or year.


Route Map

Darling How farm

Aitkin Plantation

The steep walk up to Lord's Seat. The trees that have been felled are still shown on the OS map

Lord's Seat summit. The rain was starting to get very heavy by now. You can see how close we were to the cloud base

Barf from Lord's Seat summit

Crouched behind some rocks to get shelter from the rain. You can just see Bassenthwaite Lake in the valley

The Skiddaw fells under a thick blanket of cloud

And again. Definitely not the place to be this afternoon

Broom Fell summit. Come on Harry smile for the camera. The rain had stopped by now but there was still a very cold wind.

Ling Fell from the steep path leading up to Graystones

Graystones summit looking back towards Lord's Seat and Broom Fell

A last look at the view down Lorton Vale and the Loweswater Fells before starting the very steep descent down to Scawgill Bridge

Whinlatter Pass from the path down to Scawgill Bridge

Lorton Vale with Mellbreak at the end of the valley

Scawgill Bridge and Whinlatter Pass

And again from the path leading up to Spout Force

Aiken Beck flowing out of Darling How Plantation

Time for a sit down. Any one seen Harry ?

Darling How Plantation, just below Spout Force

Spout Force

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