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Burnhope Seat
747m (2452ft)

The North Pennines, Cumbria, England


Record Burnhope Seat as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered




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English Mountain
70th highest in England,
124th in England & Wales

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English Nuttall
86th highest in England,
150th in England & Wales

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English Marilyn
22nd highest in England,
487th in Great Britain

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English Trig Point (Pillar)

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Burnhope Seat Summit

Photo: Mark Kissipie

Burnhope Seat is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL31
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 91
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



Burnhope Seat is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

You can walk to the top of Burnhope Seat by using either of these 2 easy to follow route maps:




Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Burnhope Seat Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Burnhope Seat

Kevin Foster walked up on October 2nd, 2018 [from/via/route] Walk du152 from Burnhope reservoir. [with] Henry. [weather] sunny but very windy. - Great Stony Hill was the first objective of the day and was reached by a steady climb on a stony track up to Coldberry End. Thankfully I had already bagged Three Pikes which looked a long way there and back from where I was standing. After sheltering out of the wind for a quick lunch stop I continued along the ridge fence initially towards Scaud Hill. I diverted below Scaud Hill to investigate the disused bell pits and other extensive evidence of the former mining activity around here which was quite interesting. I regained the ridge fence line near the top of Harwood common and then threaded my way through the peat hags and groughs to the flat top of Burnhope Seat with its trig point mounted on a concrete plinth. The ground about 250 yards due West from the trig point, which was marked by a small cairn, did seem slightly higher but it must only be a matter of inches. I then followed the ridge fence line again to a substantial col before a slight rise to the grassy knoll of Dead Stones. Apart from the tall well built cairn this top is notable for a roofed wind shelter complete with a bench and a fireplace to burn the stack of old fence posts I found inside. The ridge descends gradually through more hags and groughs to the fine top (but not a Nuttall) of Highwatch Currack which gave possibly the best view of the day along upper Weardale. Overall a very enjoyable walk.

Darren Mortimer climbed on May 6th, 2017 [from/via/route] Burnhope Reservoir [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Overcast with the odd sun and windy on the tops. - If Peat Hags are your thing then this walk ( du114 ) is for you

Christine Shepherd bagged on April 20th, 2016 [from/via/route] Walked from Burnhope Reservoir using walk du114 [with] On my own [weather] Glorious Spring sunshine and a pleasant breeze. - Didn't see a soul up here but wide ranging views and plenty of birds for company. There are a lot of peat bogs and mossy bogs too which make it quite hard going at times. Good fences make route finding easy on this walk.

Ray O'Hara has hiked [from/via/route] B6277 - Burnhope Seat - Dead Stones - Burnhope Seat - B6277 [weather] Deep lying snow, overcast, but at all times the cloud remained above the summits - Normally this would have been quite a boggy walk, but the ground was frozen. Only real problem were a few deep snow drifts. Very pleasant walk.

Mark Davidson has walked, climbed & bagged Burnhope Seat.

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Boundary Stone on Burnhope Seat

Boundary Stone on Burnhope Seat

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