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Seat Sandal
736m (2417ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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Record Seat Sandal as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
75th highest in England,
130th in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 68)

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English Nuttall
94th highest in England,
161st in England & Wales

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English Marilyn
24th highest in England,
512th highest in Great Britain

Walk Seat Sandal walking UK Mountains in The Eastern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria, England

Seat Sandal Summit

Photo: David Hayter

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You can walk to the top of Seat Sandal by using any of these 4 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere

Fabulous views - classic Lakeland

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:3,116ft (950m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike from Grasmere

Fabulous views - classic Lakeland

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 9.5ml (15km)
Ascent:3,682ft (1,122m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c181 Dollywaggon Pike and Seat Sandal from Patterdale

Great high level route with an easy scramble

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 10ml (16km)
Ascent:3,979ft (1,213m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c264 The Grisedale Round from Patterdale

Superb high level ridge walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 13.25ml (21km)
Ascent:5,189ft (1,581m)
Time:10 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 9 Icon (Very Hard)

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

Martin Hartshorne walked up Seat Sandal on February 23rd, 2024 [from/via/route] Wythburn church [with] finley [weather] Sunny start, snow in tops, whiteout later & bitterly cold. Ended in the dark again!

James Hughes climbed Seat Sandal on February 13th, 2024 [from/via/route] From Grasmere over Fairfield down Stone Arthur [weather] Rolling mist at top of Seat Sandal & then blizzard conditions on Fairfield. Cleared up on descent over Stone Arthur. - Unorthodox climb up Seat Sandal. Climb up Fairfield culminated in blizzard. Bearings were not quite right.

Richard Fulcher bagged Seat Sandal on January 30th, 2024 [from/via/route] We parked in a lay-by on the A591 near to The Yan at Broadrayne. We followed the track past High Broadray & then to the SE of Great Tongue, this eventually took us up to Grisedale Hause. Here we turned sharp left & followed a steep path of loose stones up to the summit of Seat Sandal. Great views from here but cold & windy! We then descended down the more gentle slope to the south of the summit, eventually rejoining the original track past High Broadray & back to the A591. [with] Jen [weather] Cold winter's day, sheltered on the ascent but windy on the top. - AaI had a streaming cold & was glad to get down!

Angeline Grieveson hiked Seat Sandal on April 5th, 2023 [with] Dotty

Claire Murray summited Seat Sandal on September 4th, 2021 [from/via/route] Helvellyn from free car park then Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike & Seat Sandal [with] Vitor - Lots of steps to climb to the top, lovely flat walk back beside Thirlmere

Christine Shepherd conquered Seat Sandal on August 15th, 2008 [from/via/route] Walked from Grasmere using walk c266 [with] On my own [weather] Bright & clear - Climbed again on 2.11.17 from Grasmere, really clear with brilliant views. Climbed from Raise Beck on 7.05.22 .

Ian Ashton scaled Seat Sandal on January 15th, 2022 [with] Solo

Geoff Hand walked up Seat Sandal on November 23rd, 2021 [from/via/route] c266 Seat Sandal & Fairfield from Grasmere. Seat Sandal was the the first peak reached walking out from Grasmere. 3 large cairnson the top! [with] Alone with Tess [weather] Sunny on top of Seat Sandal. The clouds were gathering. - Set out from Grasmere & headed for Low Mill Bridge. Followed Tongue Gill then cut across to Seat Sandal. Scurried down to Grisedale Hause & then up to Fairfield where the clouds came in. S to Great Rigg & SW to Stone Arthur. From there back to Grasmere.

Caroline Winter climbed Seat Sandal on June 25th, 2016 [from/via/route] Swan pub lay by on A591, Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Fairfield, St Sunday, Grisedale Tarn, Seat Sandal, Great Tongue [with] Solo [weather] Light rain as predicted, but shower over by time peaked - Gruelling climb up for last of the day. Enjoyable though Bagged second time on 22/9/2021

Carl Tillotson bagged Seat Sandal on August 26th, 2021 [from/via/route] Route 266 [with] June [weather] Sunny, very wind at top of Seat Sandal & Fairfield

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Seat Sandal

*The Coniston Fells, The Langdale Pikes, High Raise, The Helvellyn Ridge, Fairfield, Seat Sandal, Great Rigg, Heron Pike and finally Loughrigg Fell from Lang How

*The Coniston Fells, The Langdale Pikes, High Raise, The Helvellyn Ridge, Fairfield, Seat Sandal, Great Rigg, Heron Pike and finally Loughrigg Fell from Lang How

Photo: David Connolly (6)

Grisedale Tarn from Seat Sandal

Grisedale Tarn from Seat Sandal

Photo: David Hayter (313)

Steel Fell (left) and Seat Sandal (right) from Helm Crag

Steel Fell (left) and Seat Sandal (right) from Helm Crag

Photo: Tim Hope (71)

Fairfield and Seat Sandal from The Wythburn Fells

Fairfield and Seat Sandal from The Wythburn Fells

Photo: Mike Knipe (141)

Helm Crag, Seat Sandal,  Grisedale Hause, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Stone Arthur, Heron Crag, Nab Scar, Loughrigg and Grasmere above The Pass of Dunmail Raise from the top of High Raven Crag

Helm Crag, Seat Sandal, Grisedale Hause, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Stone Arthur, Heron Crag, Nab Scar, Loughrigg and Grasmere above The Pass of Dunmail Raise from the top of High Raven Crag

Photo: Alan Wainwright (206)

Path towards Mill Bridge from Seat Sandal

Path towards Mill Bridge from Seat Sandal

Photo: David Hayter (310)

Helm Crag & Steel Fell (left), Grasmere Village & Dunmail Raise (centre) and Seat Sandal (right) beautifully reflected in Grasmere

Helm Crag & Steel Fell (left), Grasmere Village & Dunmail Raise (centre) and Seat Sandal (right) beautifully reflected in Grasmere

Photo: David Hayter (415)

Seat Sandal (left) Grisedale Hause, Fairfield (centre) and Great Rigg above The Pass of Dunmail Raise from the top of High Raven Crag

Seat Sandal (left) Grisedale Hause, Fairfield (centre) and Great Rigg above The Pass of Dunmail Raise from the top of High Raven Crag

Photo: Alan Wainwright (203)

Seat Sandal from Great Rigg on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Seat Sandal from Great Rigg on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (338)

Grisedale from Seat Sandal

Grisedale from Seat Sandal

Photo: David Hayter (314)

*Codale Tarn (left) and Easedale Tarn from the Blea Rigg ridge with Helvellyn (left), Seat Sandal (centre) and Fairfield (right) on the horizon

*Codale Tarn (left) and Easedale Tarn from the Blea Rigg ridge with Helvellyn (left), Seat Sandal (centre) and Fairfield (right) on the horizon

Photo: Tim Hope (26)

Me on the left, looking towards Ullswater & St Sunday Crag (right) from a very snowy Seat Sandal

Me on the left, looking towards Ullswater & St Sunday Crag (right) from a very snowy Seat Sandal

Photo: Rob Barklamb (57)

Seat Sandal with Fairfield beyond from Grasmere

Seat Sandal with Fairfield beyond from Grasmere

Photo: David Connolly (1)

Sunset on Helvellyn, Fairfield (centre) and Seat Sandal from High Seat (Ashness Fell)

Sunset on Helvellyn, Fairfield (centre) and Seat Sandal from High Seat (Ashness Fell)

Photo: Chris Haselden (30)

St Sunday Crag (left), Fairfield (right) and Grisedale Hause from Seat Sandal

St Sunday Crag (left), Fairfield (right) and Grisedale Hause from Seat Sandal

Photo: David Hayter (312)

Seat Sandal towering above Grasmere

Seat Sandal towering above Grasmere

Photo: Edward Felstead (1)

Helvellyn (centre left) and Seat Sandal (right) above The Pass of Dunmail Raise from Helm Crag

Helvellyn (centre left) and Seat Sandal (right) above The Pass of Dunmail Raise from Helm Crag

Photo: Simon Barnett (52)

Steel Fell and Seat Sandal from Gibson Knott

Steel Fell and Seat Sandal from Gibson Knott

Photo: David Hayter (75)

The Wythburn Fells (left) Thirlmere, Helvellyn (in mist) and Seat Sandal (right) from Steel Fell (Dead Pike)

The Wythburn Fells (left) Thirlmere, Helvellyn (in mist) and Seat Sandal (right) from Steel Fell (Dead Pike)

Photo: Tim Hope (53)

Grisedale Tarn, St Sunday Crag and the shoulder of Fairfield from Seat Sandal

Grisedale Tarn, St Sunday Crag and the shoulder of Fairfield from Seat Sandal

Photo: Andy Malcolm (6)


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