Lords Seat

Lords Seat Summit
Lords Seat Summit

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A Few Facts About Lords Seat

Location -
Lord's Seat is a fell in the Lake District. It is the highest of the group of hills north of Whinlatter Pass in the North Western Fells. The slopes of Lord's Seat are extensively forested. Lords Seat stands at 552 metres (1,811 feet) and is classified as a Birkett, a Wainwright, a Dewey, a HuMP and a Marilyn.

Mining In The Area -
There is evidence of historic mining activity on the eastern slopes particularly below Seat How. Four mines operated in this area namely Ladstock, Rachel Wood, Thornthwaite and Beckstones. Most were abandoned in the 1870s but Thornthwaite and Rachel Wood operated until December 1920. The main yields were lead and zinc ores, in particular galena, blende, cerussite and gossan.

Summit And Views -
The top of Lord's Seat is a smooth grassy dome the summit being marked by the meeting point of ruined fences and a small cairn. The view is extensive befitting the highest point north of Whinlatter. The Northern Fells are well displayed over Bassenthwaite and there is also a good view of the Helvellyn range. Grasmoor and its supporters restrict the southward panorama but there is no such obstruction to the north the Scottish Hills being visible across the Solway Firth.
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Hill / Mountain Class(s)
Birkett, Dewey, Fellranger, HuMP, Marilyn, North Western Fell, Synge, Tump, Wainwright

Hill / Mountain Details