High Seat (Yorkshire Dales)

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High Seat
Mallerstang.jpg
The escarpment of Mallerstang Edge - High Seat is away to the right.
Highest point
Elevation 709 m (2,326 ft)
Prominence 112 m (367 ft)
Listing Hewitt, Nuttall
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
Geography
OS grid NY802012
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 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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