Lovely Seat

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Lovely Seat
Lovely Seat from Askrigg Common.jpg
Lovely Seat seen from Askrigg Common, eight kilometres to the east
Elevation 674.7 m (2,214 ft)[1]
Prominence 149.1 m1
Parent peak Great Shunner Fell
Listing Hewitt, Nuttall
Location
Lovely Seat is located in Yorkshire Dales
Lovely Seat
Lovely Seat
Yorkshire Dales, England
OS grid SD879950
Coordinates 54°21′01″N 2°11′21″W / 54.35039°N 2.1892°W / 54.35039; -2.1892Coordinates: 54°21′01″N 2°11′21″W / 54.35039°N 2.1892°W / 54.35039; -2.1892
Topo map OS Landranger 98

Lovely Seat is a fell in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North Yorkshire, England which reaches a height of 675 metres (2215 feet). It is situated at grid reference SD878950 five kilometres north of the town of Hawes, and is part of the high ground which separates Wensleydale from Swaledale. It is the highest point of Abbotside Common. The fell is separated from its neighbour to the west, Great Shunner Fell, by the Buttertubs Pass which carries the minor motor road between Hawes in Wensleydale and Thwaite in Swaledale.

The fell is very rarely climbed directly from the valley and is usually ascended from the top of the Buttertubs Pass in conjunction with nearby Great Shunner Fell, which is climbed firstly from Hawes or Thwaite using the Pennine Way, it is then a short walk to descend to the top of the pass and then climb to the summit of Lovely Seat following a fence which helps navigation in bad conditions. The summit is adorned by a fair size cairn and a stone built chair, and gives good views of the Yorkshire three peaks to the south. 300 metres west of the summit are a series of stone cairns which are clearly visible on the skyline when the fell is viewed from distance.

Footnote[edit]

  1. Lovely Seat was added to the list of Marilyns in 1998, but was resurveyed in May 2010 and found to lack the required 150m prominence to qualify for inclusion and therefore has been removed from the list.[2]