Name:Seat Sandal
Hill number:2545
Height:736.8m / 2417ft
SMC/RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Topographical area:EL05 Helvellyn-mell
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Eden (Carlisle), Leven (Ulverston)
Watershed:Morecambe Bay, St Bees Head to Ravenscar, Solway Firth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Clem
Grid ref:NY 34420 11530
Summit feature:rock on knoll by ruined wall
Col:584.9m  NY 34877 11646  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S
Observations:30m ENE of cairn (Wainwright) at NY 34390 11515 and 40cm higher
Survey:Abney level/Leica 530
Survey of Seat Sandal (Final).doc
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Steep climb from the tarn below. With Karl.John9229/06/2024
Loop up Helvellyn and St Sunday Crag via Swirrel (18/05/2024 Catstye Cam, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywagon Pike, Seat Sandal, Fairfield, St Sunday Crag, Birks, Arnison Crag)nat57118/05/2024
with rDunlawyering17/05/2024
Boss day with Mark,Brian and Tilly. Weather proper boilingKenny Morris11/05/2024
From Fairfield, on to Dollywagon Pike. Great views all round, chilly but clear day.jeffpl23/04/2024
Ascent from Dunmail Raise via Raise Beck, down via shoulder.jd1614/04/2024
solo walk with Jess. Good visibility.jonsutterby7124/03/2024
After doing Rossett Pike, travelled round to Grasmere to climb Seat Sandal from Dunmail Raise. Up the steep shoulder, and back down the path by Raise Beck. Snow above 550m. Only 4 Wainwrights left to complete my fourth round. This short hike of 5km with 500m ascent took me 2 hours.silverwolf_alan23/02/2024
Frost, snow on top. Great views. Loose rocks, slight ice going down towards FairfieldAdventurers530/01/2024
Clear crisp day,snow at peak & way down with row and charAmanda&JamesExplore07/01/2024
From Grasmere Church. Beck crossing harder than normal due to wet weather. Almost a cloud inversion on the toptrimarc216/11/2023
From Dunmail Raise via Raise Beck - on to Saint Sunday Crag skirting round Fairfield to Deepdale Hause - reverse route back via east of Grisedale tarnbenarbia no 311/11/2023
From Wythburn CP - Nethermost Pike, Dollwaggon Pike, and Seat Sandal. Descent to Dunmail Raise.benalder28408/10/2023
Patterdale-Arnison Crag-Birks-St Sunday Crag-Cofa Pike-Fairfield-Seat Sandal-Helvellyn YH via Grisedalecampagvelocet04/09/2023
Birkett route, continuing on over FairfieldCaralynR03/08/2023
From Traveller's Rest (Winterseeds) to Stannah (Legburthwaite). 15.5 km, 1250 m asc. To Mill Bridge and N up the ridge to Seat Sandal and continuing down to Raise Beck Top and by the zig-zig path up to Dollywaggon Pike. Continuing N along the ridge to High Crag, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn, Lower Man, White Side and Raise. Return to White Side col and down by Brown Crags and Fisherplace Gill. Dry, sunny, cold breeze on the ridge.
R K Joss recce leg 2 Richard Tait25/05/2023
Nuttall walk 6.1 but headed straight to the Hole-in-the-Wall cutting out Birkhouse Moor. With R.Dan Baddeley07/05/2023
From Patterdale Hotel. Birkhouse Moor - High Spying How - Helvellyn - Nethermost Pike - Dollywagon Pike - Seat Sandal. With K. Descent from Dollywagon Pike by the wall line towards Seat Sandal is pretty horrid.sebastiencale08/04/2023
Stuart & Duke Friday 7th/4/2023 Z 11:22 hrs.DukeNukem07/04/2023
Parked on lay-by north of Grasmere on A591. We walked up Seat Sandal via Little Tongue Gill and Grisedale Hause. The scenery around Gavel Crag was extraordinarily beautiful. Refreshment on top and then walked down past Grisedale Tarn and up past Tarn Crag and then up to the top of Dollywagon Pike.markm27/03/2023
On it's own from Grasmere.Chopperbrown23/03/2023
Grisedale Horseshoe via Striding Edge. Helvellyn Nethermost Pike Dollywagon Pike Seat Sandal St Sunday Crag Birkssms.3704/03/2023
Grisedale Horseshoe via Striding Edge. Helvellyn - Nethermost Pike - Dollywagon Pike - Seat Sandal - St Sunday Crag - BirksNicefish04/03/2023
Helvellyn horseshoe from GlenriddingHuwel21/02/2023
with Anne and Ollie ant--clockwise circuitDave Sargent09/02/2023
R Richard Tait08/02/2023
Dawn done on her own. Winter conditions - snow on tops and severe wind-chill but excellent visibility. Parked in layby on A591 (Mill Bridge). Walked up to the left of Great Tongue, above Hause Riggs around Gavel and onto summit. Return via cairn to west of summit cairn and then down nose - there is no footpath marked on map but it is obvious on the ground. First attempt to summit Seat Sandal was on 17th January but got 3/4 way up and abandoned as weather closed in and visibility was very poor.River-Girl19/01/2023
Up the unmapped path through the bracken from Dunmail Raise. Back down along Raise Beck. A lovely Sunday morning walk with Edi & Gavin after a weekend in Grasmere. W8 Rnd7.Dangerous Dave16/10/2022
16.6 miles 4785ft walk, Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Seat Sandal, St Sunday Crag, Birks and Arnison Crag from Sykeside Camping Park.stephenbuda10/10/2022
From Traveller's Rest, via south ridge, into the gloom. Descent to Grizedale House felt far more 'adventurous' than the guide books suggested - but fine!MrChris198021/09/2022
Climbed with Phoebe, traverse from Clough Head to Seat Sandal and down to Grasmere.MrD29/08/2022
With MarkS.DaveT24/08/2022
Wythburn Car Park, Nethermost Pike via Comb Crag, High Crag, Dollywaggon Pike, Grisedale Tarn, Seat Sandal, Dunmail Raise and back to the car park. With Julia and Oscar.ytfckent10/08/2022
With Joanna called by swim in grisedale tarnstuduncan20/07/2022
P and K with Fairfield and Great Rigg warm and sunnysenrab20/06/2022
From Stannah. 14 km, 1160 m asc. Up to Sticks Pass and S along the Helvellyn ridge. Over the summits of Raise, White Side, Helvellyn Lower Man, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, High Crag (Grisedale) and Dollywaggon Pike. At the 'Post' drop S to the Raise Beck col above Grisedale Tarn and then up and over Seat Sandal summit and down the SE ridge to Mill Bridge and the bus at Travellers Rest. Dry, breezy, Platinum Jubilee!
Wainwright #20rmf2028/05/2022
Parked at A961 and walked up. Seat Sandal, Dollywagon Pike, Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn. 6.7 miles 2941 ft elevationnell158322/04/2022
Climbed while completing a circuit of Grizedale Tarn. Parked in space on the A591.Argentum6616/04/2022
Huge day hiking from Threlkeld to Rydal covering 15 wainwrights!thecoopers23/03/2022
From Traveller's Rest via Tongue Gill valley (Great Rigg side), summit ascent from Grisedale Hause (3 points of contact at times). Plenty of powder on top, enough to make snowman with 7yo daughter. Descent down the southern flanks towards High Broadrayne. Outstanding views on a clear day, arguably the best summit views of the fells around Grasmere.forsterfamily725/02/2022
Soulless bagging charge up from Dunmail Raise. The hill deserves better.Pete Pozman17/01/2022
Up western Front, (from Dunmail Raise), descent to Grisedale Tarn, following Northern wall. Then west down very poor, icy footpath back to DunmailHillBaggerIan05/01/2022
Beautiful weather with a sea of cloud below and perfect sunshine on top.gettingonabit19/12/2021
The Helvellyn range from Grasmere, visiting Dollywaggon Pike, High Crag, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn, Browncove Crags, Helvellyn Lower Man, White Side, Raise, and taking a detour over Seat Sandal on the return leg. A perfect day: calm, warm with cloudless skies. 24km with 1690m ascent in 8 hours. (S)silveracorn_alan18/12/2021
with James HurrellGaynorSeymour15/10/2021