Barf, Lord's Seat & Seat How

I had had my eye on Barf ever since viewing its summit from Lord's Seat in September last year.  I also had it in mind to return to Lord's Seat and its outrider, Seat How, in clearer viewing conditions than were available on that occasion.  As it turned out, however, visibility was still not ideal on this outing either, but was at least a good deal better than before, so fair do's!

Ascent was via the steep path near to Beckstones Gill, across at the top of the gill to Barf summit, then on from there to Lord's Seat summit and finally, via various forest tracks, across to Seat How.  Descent was from there to (eventually) the same path near Beckstones Gill as was used for the ascent.  This had proved quite slippery on the way up and proved even more so on the way down, at some cost to my rear end, shins, etc.!

But all in all this was a good day out, with Barf providing fine views over Bassenthwaite to Skiddaw, and Lord's Seat and Seat How both offering extensive panoramas centred on the Grisedale Pike 'massif' and its neighbouring Coledale fells. 

(Distance:  4.1miles / 6.7 km.  Ascent:  1811 ft. / 558 m.  Highest point (Lord's Seat):  1811 ft. / 552 m.)

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