Whinlatter Seat How Circular

A circular walk starting from Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre ascending via forest trails to Seat Howe which offers good views over Keswick and Derwent Water before descending via well defined forest trails back to start.

Technical sheet
No. 22127502
A Above Derwent walk posted on 20/05/22 by gfl57. Update : 23/05/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h15[?]
Distance Distance : 5.82km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 207m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 209m
Highest point Highest point : 515m
Lowest point Lowest point : 302m
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Lake District
Location Location : Above Derwent
Starting point Starting point : N 54.609391° / W 3.228339°
Download : -
View North from Seat How

Description

(D/A) From Winlatter Forest Visitor Centre car park, take the path via the bird sculpture towards the visitor centre. Having passed the cafe, follow the path North up the slope. Continue North along the path via the play area. Upon reaching the wooden mouse sculpture, branch left (North-East) off the substantial path onto a forest track.

(1) Upon reaching the wide forest roadway, take time to admire the view South over Keswick and Derwent Water from Gruffalo picnic area before crossing the roadway to follow the track North up the slope. Continue to follow the path as it turns left (West). At a small clearing turn sharply right (North-East) onto a small track. Continue North-East along the track.

(2) Take the path left (North) as it curves around Ullister Hill. At the next junction, head right (North) off the main path up the slope to follow the narrow winding track. Follow the path as it initially heads North then East making its way around Ullister Hill.

(3) Eventually, take the trail head and go South-East through woods.

(4) Ascend to Seat How to admire views over Keswick and Derwent Water. Then, follow the path down the slope initially North and then winding South. Continue down the slope North-East until reaching substantial forest roadway. Upon reaching the forest roadway, turn right (South) along it. Follow the track as it bends briefly left (North-East).

(5) When the roadway bends right (South), enjoy the good views over Derwent Water to the North. Then, continue South-Westerly along the forest road. Follow the upper roadway as it bends right (North-West).

(6) Continue along forest roadway as it turns left (South). Continue on upper roadway South. Follow the roadway as it bends right (South-West). Continue West by the alpaca field. Then continue South-Westerly on the road below the cafe back to start at the Winlatter Forest Visitor Centre car park. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 330m - Winlatter Forest Visitor Centre car park
1 : km 0.66 - alt. 396m - Gruffalo
2 : km 1.82 - alt. 479m - Curves
3 : km 2.25 - alt. 515m - Ullister Hill
4 : km 2.86 - alt. 486m - Seat How
5 : km 3.91 - alt. 372m - Red Crag
6 : km 4.76 - alt. 323m - Black Gill
D/A : km 5.82 - alt. 327m - Winlatter Forest Visitor Centre car park

Useful Information

Car park : Parking at the start
Postcode : CA12 5TW, Winlatter Forest Visitor Centre
OS Grid Ref: NY 20762 24511
SatNav: 54.60951870,-3.22833360

Public transport : Bus 'Honister Rambler' bus 77 to start

Refreshments at start (excellent 'all day' breakfast)

Route in more formats at www.graemelinford.com/walks/whinlatter.html

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Excellent view from 'Seat How', waypoint (3) and 'Gruffalo', waypoint (1)

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