High Seat (Yorkshire Dales)

High Seat (Yorkshire Dales)

Infobox Mountain
Name = High Seat
Photo = Mallerstang.jpg
Caption = The escarpment of Mallerstang Edge - High Seat is away to the right.
Elevation = 709 m (2326 ft)
Location = Yorkshire Dales, England
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Prominence = 112 m
Coordinates =
OS "Landrangers" 91, 92
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Grid_ref_UK = NY802012
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Listing = Hewitt, Nuttall
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High Seat, in the dale of Mallerstang, Cumbria. With a summit at 709 metres it is the fourth highest fell in the Yorkshire Dales (although outside the National Park) - coming behind Whernside, Ingleborough and Great Shunner Fell. It is in the north-eastern part of the Dales, overlooking the deep trench of Mallerstang, and is usually climbed from this side.

To the south-east is Hugh Seat (whose summit is marked by Lady Anne's Pillar, commemorating Sir Hugh de Morville). And on the opposite (western) side of Mallerstang Dale is the more striking (but 2 metres lower) Wild Boar Fell

It is not a Marilyn, having a relative height of 112 m, and therefore may be regarded as a subsidiary top of Great Shunner Fell, to the east.

Oddly enough, it is the highest point on the main England east-to-west watershed in the Dales, the three higher fells being some distance from the watershed. Three great rivers have their origins within a mile of each other in the peat bogs here: the river Eden, the river Swale, and the river Ure.

ee also

*High Seat, Lake District
*Wild Boar Fell

External links

* [http://mallerstang.com/visit.html A walk through Mallerstang]

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