11th March 2016

Lord's Seat - - - - and back

Time 2:05 to 4:30pm
Duration 2 hr 25 min
Distance 5.2 mile
Ascent 1300 ft give or take a bit
Walking with Jennifer
Darling How - Aiken Plantation - forest tracks and woodland paths to Lord's Seat - - - - and back
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.

Weather Readings

The Gadget
All readings were taken using a Kestrel 2000 Weather Meter
Live temperature recorded at the time I press the hold key
Maximum Wind Speed Maximum wind speed since the weather meter was turned on at each location Average Wind Speed
Average wind speed since the weather meter was turned on at each location
Wind Chill
Combination of wind speed and temperature. The gadget does the calculations not me.

Route Map



Just along from the car park and looking back to see Ladyside Pike.

It's a nice easy walk this one. Almost all on good tracks like this one and although Lord's Seat is high up there on the skyline, the up hill sections don't feel too steep at all.

Looking across to Broom Fell.

Broom Fell again.


Ah, , , the muddy bit; and I mean really muddy.

Lord's Seat summit in front of Broom Fell and Graystones.

and now in front of Barf and the Skiddaw Fells.

Time to head back now. In view are the north western fells from Causey Pike on the left to Whiteside on the right.

A close up of Ullock Pike, Longside and Skiddaw which is under cloud.

A look back to Lord's Seat before it vanishes from view.

Not far now as we pass by Darling How Farm.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks