ONE Wainwright circular walk: Seat Sandal
Time: 2 - 3 hours
Parking: At the lay-by to the side of the A591 to the south of the 'Traveller's Rest' (room for about 25 cars, free). Alternatively, take a bus to Grasmere.
|Seat Sandal and Great Rigg from above Hammerscar|
The curved shape of Seat Sandal, often occupying the space between the Fairfield and Helvellyn ridges in distant views, is easily recognisable.
Rising up to the eastern side of Dunmail Raise, it's a good fell to climb when you have a few hours to spare to go for a shorter walk in the Grasmere area.
|Strava estimates a walking distance of 7 km|
|Cross over this footbridge|
|After the footbridge, choose one of three routes|
|Cross over Little Tongue Gill at the ford|
|Take the path up the 'Little Tongue'|
|Contouring across the fell on the Little Tongue route|
|Fairfield and St Sunday Crag from Grisedale Hause|
|Dollywaggon Pike across Grisedale Tarn|
|Loving the scramble up Seat Sandal?|
|Looking back over Grisedale Tarn|
|The tarn and one of the summit cairns|
|Looking at the view to the west|