High Seat (Yorkshire Dales)

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High Seat
Mallerstang.jpg
The escarpment of Mallerstang Edge - High Seat is away to the right.
Elevation 709 m (2,326 ft)
Prominence 112 m (367 ft)
Listing Hewitt, Nuttall
Location
High Seat is located in Yorkshire Dales
High Seat
High Seat
Yorkshire Dales, England
OS grid NY802012
Coordinates 54°24′22″N 2°18′18″W / 54.406°N 2.305°W / 54.406; -2.305Coordinates: 54°24′22″N 2°18′18″W / 54.406°N 2.305°W / 54.406; -2.305
Topo map OS Landrangers 91, 92

High Seat is a fell 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, after Whernside, Ingleborough and Great Shunner Fell. It is in the north-western 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). On the opposite (western) side of Mallerstang 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.

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