22nd January 2005

The Lord's Seat fells.


Walk Overview
Time 08.55 to 13.30
Duration 4 hr 35 min
Distance 9 mile
Ascent 3114 ft
Walking with On my own
Whinlatter Pass - Whinlatter - Graystones - Broom Fell - Lord's Seat - Barf - Whinlatter Forrest - Whinlatter Pass
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces, top of Whinlatter Pass

I have to admit this is the cheapskates option. There is a good sized car park next to the visitor centre and the café, but I generally prefer to park here purely because it's free. What more can I say?


Route Map

Whinlatter Top.
There was no gentle start to this walk, it was straight out of the car and onto a very steep climb up to the Whinlatter ridge. It's quite difficult when a walk starts like this, but at least you gain height quickly. 30 minutes after the start I was at Whinlatter summit.

The higher North Western Fells from Brown how.

Lorton Vale from just past Brown How summit.

Looking back down the very steep ascent of Graystones. Whinlatter Pass can be seen running out of the top of the picture.
This is another very steep path with about 600ft of height being gained from the bridge (in the picture) to Graystones summit. Not the longest climb in the Lake District, but certainly one of the steepest. I planned this walk so I joined the path about half way up.

Looking across Lorton Vale towards Loweswater and the Loweswater Fells from the path up to Graystones.

Graystones summit with the higher North Western Fells behind.

From midway between Graystones and Widow Hause. Looking towards Sale Fell and Binsey.

Broom Fell Summit.

Bassenthwaite Lake and the Skiddaw Fells from near Broom Fell summit.

Barf summit with Bassenthwaite Lake, Binsey and the Solway Firth behind.

Lord's Seat from Barf summit.

Bassenthwaite Lake and the Skiddaw fells from Beckstones Plantation.

Barf and Bassenthwaite Lake from the same place.

Skiddaw Little Man, Blencathra, Great and Great Mell Fell, Little Mell Fell, Latrigg and Clough Head. Again from the same Place.

From a little further along the forestry track looking across towards Keswick and the Eastern Fells.

Sculpture near Whinlatter Forrest Park Visitor Centre.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks