Name:Lovely Seat
Hill number:2734
Height:674.8m / 2214ft
Parent (Ma):2716  Great Shunner Fell
SMC/RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Northern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire
Topographical area:EP02 Shunner-boar
Catchment:Ouse (York)
Class:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Submarilyn,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem
Grid ref:SD 87905 95044
Summit feature:ground 5m NE of shelter
Col:525.7m  SD 86824 95469  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 98
(1:25k) OL19S OL30N
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Lovely Seat (Final).doc
Comments:formerly a Marilyn
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from cattle grid easy parking 2.8 ks 50 minsunderhill16/03/2024
Great Shunner Fell and Lovely Seat from the HP of the minor road, ground frozen quad tracks to both.robertphillips25/11/2023
Lovely short evening walk from the cattle grid at the 526 pt (good space to park). Up the S side of the fence and down on the N side. Less boggy on the N side near the road.LizH16/10/2023
Nuttall Walk EN 11.6. Great Shunner Fell up the Pennine Way from Hardraw, then across country to Lovely Seat, and back via Sedbusk. 21km with 700m ascent, taking just under 6 hours.silverwolf_alan17/09/2023
Hawes - Lovely Seat - Little Shunner Fell - Great Shunner Fell - HawesAJWSmith09/08/2023
Very windyCMR11414/07/2023
With Great Shunner from parking at Cattle Grid. I walked up in sadness and shed a tear or two, thinking about the two young 19-year old Nottingham Uni students, Grace and Barnaby, who were tragically robbed of their lives and their future, earlier on Tuesday 13th.mazz18/06/2023
With Great Shunner. No 25LANGDALE18/08/2022
The first of he really hot days sp a short evening walk after drive up from home. Actually quite cool in early evening, up and down in less thn an hour.dickscroop18/07/2022
Buttertubs pass cattle grid -> Great Shunner Fell -> Buttertubs -> Lovely Seat -> Buttertubs pass cattle gridbriandiggle14/06/2022
With Sue and NB from Thwaite, PW to Stoney Band and Shunner Fell, drop to Little SF and follow fence to road and cattle grid and up to Lovely Seat. Descend by Greenseat Beck and lanes and paths to start. Sunny and cold wind.Frank19/04/2022
From Sedbusk, adaptation of Nuttall walk 11.6. Path to Hardraw , Pennine Way thencontrary to book and maps, the fence goes all the way to cattle grid on Buttertops pass road, followed fence to summit of Lovely Seat. Descended roughly parallel to road to pick u good bridleway back to Sedbusk.Lazylizzie02/04/2022
Directly onwards from Great Shunner Fell having crossed the Buttertubs pass road. Down crossing towards Sod Hole Gill then following the bridleway down to Sedbusk and back into Hawes.OM1227/03/2022
Ascent of Lovely Seat from Hawes, via Sedbusk, Shutt Lane, Little Fell Clint, North Rakes Hill, Pike Hill and Sod Hole Gill. On to Great Shunner Fell from Bull Bogs, Grimy Gutter Hags and Little Shunner Fell. Return to Garsdale Station via Pennine Way, Cotterdale, Cotter Riggs, Thwaite Bridge, and A684.raymooremanx07/09/2021
From Great Shunner Fell via Buttertubs PassRockdoctor14/08/2021
From cattle grid at top of Buttertubs. ATV track, vague at first, on S side of fence, then improves.Isbjorn22/07/2021
With George. Cool and windyKatyT23/06/2021
Great Shunner Fell, Stony Band, Oxnop Common, Lovely Seatkeithouk25/04/2021
Great Shunner Fell and Lovely Seat from Hardraw. Straightforward ascent from Buttertubs Pass, too cold to linger on the summitGary Heath26/09/2020
From col between Great Shunner and Lovely Seat we follow the fence up from the cattle grid. Grey brooding skies - fine views and a Lovely Seat looking eastwards greet us.briandavies21/07/2020
From thwaite via PW to GSF followed fence to butter tubs cattle grid, up to Lovely seat. Back to cattle grid and butter tubs back to thwaite. Sunny but not too hot.Longwojo12/07/2020
Lovely Seat via Muker Common, then Little Shunner Fell, Great Shunner and along the PW to Thwaite.Eggletina06/07/2020
From the cattle grid on Butter Tubs Pass.Peter_W_Mitchell 24/06/2020
Quick up and down from cattle grid to west. The fence leads to within 150m of the summit.PGCE03/06/2020
Walked up from Hawes across boggy sections; views from the top in all directions arguably the best I've seen from any hill. Down via quad track just past waterfall and by hushes on northern side. Onto Muker for a pint in the Farmers Arms.JOHNS01/09/2019
From Great shunned Fell over Little Shunner Fell to Buttertubs Road then up to Lovely Seat back to road then down to Twaiteghullgd22/05/2019
Over Little Shunner to Buttertubs Road then straight upGordy22/05/2019
Quick up and down from cattle grid to NW.jonglew30/04/2019
from Thwaite after doing the Pennine Way from Hardraw solocolinfielding18/03/2019
Lovely Seat > Lovely Seat (Little Rigg) > Muker Common > Lovely Seat (Peter Rigg) from GR: SD 86779 95538ronaldo33306/01/2019
Lovely Seat > Lovely Seat (Little Rigg) > Muker Common > Lovely Seat (Peter Rigg) from GR: SD 86779 95538Hippster06/01/2019
Lovely Seat and nearby tops from Butter Tubs road. Warm, still, dry, blue skies. 7.3k, 238m, with Fiona, Alexander & Rebecca.agentmancuso18/10/2018
With JF including Great Shunnerpatriciagill29/04/2018
Lovely Seat > Lovely Seat (Peter Rigg) > Lovely Seat End from GR: SD 86779 95538ronaldo33331/03/2018
On Nuttalls' route from Hardraw via Great Shunner Fell first. Visited Butter Tubs on the way to Lovely Seat.Plenty of snow on the ground, but clouds lifted on second hill. Down past Hardraw Force.huwthomas17/02/2018
Parked by the cattle grid and ascended near fence to summit over snow covered frozen bog - perfect.garyhoney28/12/2017
Parked at top of Buttertubs pass and climbed up by fence after assent of Great Shunner Fell.wozzat28/12/2017
from Buttertubs Pass with SCMIanHHill16/10/2017
Solo HFB17/09/2017
Muker - Stony Band - Great Shunner - Lovely Seat - Greenseat Beck - Muker. Simple plod from the Buttertubs in thick mist using the fence as guidance.Jake99411/08/2017
With K from near Buttertubs. Recommend south side of fence.Ashley16/07/2017
Solo - From Great Shunner Fell - Retuen to Hardrow.Aimless Rambler03/06/2017
Hardraw, Great Shunner Fell, Lovely Seat, Sedbusk, pub. Hot day.Northender25/05/2017
Simple walk up from the top of the Buttertubs road, on landrover/quadbike tracks following the line of the fence. Worthwhile and pleasant, good views from summit/ low scarp and cairn just W. Sunny, very dry underfoot. My last Ma/Hu above 2000 ft S of the border with Scotland.pwheeler10/05/2017
Popped up from the cattle grid at Buttertubs, whilst supervising girls on Gold expeditiondianepick16/04/2017
Parked at top of pass by cattle grid (15:35). Followed path on RHS of fence to stile by summit. Strong W wind, cloud, drizzle, but great to be out. Finish 16:20.dbb16/03/2017
From parking area at cattle grid to west. Followed path to rhs of fence then over stile near top to the summit.mart079717/02/2017
Nuttall Walk EN 11.6 Great Shunner Fell and Lovely Seat from Hardraw. 19km with 660m ascent in just under 6 hours. Snow covered and bitterly cold! With Geoff and Steve.silveracorn_alan26/01/2017
2mFM Radio Activation HNP-030. Parked in layby next to cattle grid. Murky and damp. With Therese and dogs.Petem0hqo26/09/2016
With Jo, from Buttertubs Pass, then south over Abbotside Common to Sedbusk and onto Hawes. Weather; overcast, drizzle and good visibility.amblerbob19/06/2016