29th August 2016

Seat Sandal

Time 9am to 12 noon
Duration 3 hr
Distance 5.3 mile
Ascent 2200 ft - or so the computer tells me
Walking with On my own
A591 - Mill Bridge - Seat Sandal south ridge - Seat Sandal - Grisedale Tarn - Grisedale Hause - Hause Moss - Tongue Gill - Mill Bridge - A591
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre -
Roadside parking, A591 outside Grasmere
I've described this spot as roadside parking, but it is actually a rather long lay-by found between Grasmere and the bottom of Dunmail Raise. It is quite a popular spot, so latecomers may arrive to find it full. If this turned out to be the case the best alternative would be to try one of the car parks in Grasmere itself. It all depends on where you're going of course, but the distance this would add onto your walk is not much at all.
Route Map


Mmmmm, Blue sky and sunshine on a Bank Holiday - - must be something wrong.

Steel Fell seen from the start of the walk up Seat Sandal.

The uphill work begins now and there's no letup until you reach the top of Seat Sandal. Really nice walking though, and because the rule book says you're allowed to stop as often as you want it's a great walk.

Looking across to Helm Crag.


It was very hot work on here this morning but with a view behind me like this one it was well worth every brow mop and gulp of water.


A wider view looking backwards.


A close up of Glaramara in front of Great Gable.

Seat Sandal summit.

Grisedale Tarn

Grisedale Hause seen as I make my way back down.

Looking down Tongue Gill.

And to finish, I look back up to Grisedale Hause.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks