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Hugh Seat
Hugh Seat is a mountain in the Mallerstang valley, and the most southerly peak of 3 mountains that form the Mallerstang Edge ridge. The boundary between Cumbria and Yorkshire lies directly along this ridge, so it is debatable as to wether the true summit lies within the Eden Valley and Cumbria, or Yorkshire and the Dales.

Near the summit, which is actually marked by a fence, is Lady Anne's Pillar - a cairn supposedly erected in 1664 by Lady Anne Clifford in honour of her predecessor Sir Hugh de Morville. The mountain also bears Sir Hugh's name. He lived in nearby Pendragon Castle, which has unfortunately fallen into disrepair over the last few centuries. Sir Hugh was most noted (or notorious) for being one of the four knights who killed Thomas Becket in 1170.

As with the other mountains in this ridge, 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 a healthy abundance of surrounding peat bogs. The River Eden originates from this fell.

Height : 2260ft/689m
SD 80917 99100
Yorkshire Dales - Northern Fells - Cumbria - England
Hill Classification(s) :  Nuttall,  Yorkshire 2000
OS Explorer Map(s): 19S
OS Landranger Map(s): 98

Additional Information from the Database of British Hills
Summit Feature: Fence corner
 

 

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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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