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High Seat (Mallerstang)
High Seat is the highest point in the Mallerstang valley, and is the most northerly of 3 mountains forming the lovely Mallerstang Edge ridge. The boundary between Cumbria and Yorkshire lies directly along this ridge, so it is debatable wether the true summit lies within the Eden Valley and Cumbria, or Yorkshire and the Dales. Either way it is still classed as the 4th highest Dales peak.

It has a steep limestone-cragged western face with a more gentle gradient eastward. The felltop is broad and flat with a classic moorland covering of long tussocky grass, heather and occasional peat hags. The summit has several cairns, but the highest point is only marked with a few stones.

Although slightly less dramatic and imposing than Wild Boar Fell which is situated directly across the valley, it actually stands a metre higher. Paths don't appear to be in abundance on this fell, although there is a reasonable one south to Gregory Chapel.

Height : 2326ft/709m
NY 80208 01262
Yorkshire Dales - Northern Fells - Cumbria - England
Hill Classification(s) :  Hewitt,  HuMP,  Nuttall,  Yorkshire 2000
OS Explorer Map(s): 19S
OS Landranger Map(s): 91 92

Additional Information from the Database of British Hills
Summit Feature: Stones
Observation: Nuttall summit. Note cairns at NY 80210 01260 and NY 80165 01330
 

 

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03/03/2012
An Upper Eden Valley stroll
2260 ft. - 9.46 miles
Hard
Outbreaks of rain (more persistent as the day went on), windy on the tops
Mick
Eden Valley


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