GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Seat Sandal Walk

4 miles (6.5 km)

This circular walk climbs to Seat Sandal fell near Grasmere in the Lake District National Park. You can start the walk from the layby parking just off the A591 at Mill Bridge. Head north from layby, crossing Tongue Gill before picking up the footpaths heading north east. The first section follows Wainwright's Coast to Coast along Tongue Gill to the Farfield Iron Mine. The route continues al the C2C to Grisedale Hause where you turn south west towards the Seat Sandal summit. From the 736m (2,415ft) summit you can see the Helvellyn and Fairfield ranges, the Solway Firth, the Scottish mountains and Morecambe Bay to the south. After taking in the views you descend back to the start point on the western side of Great Tongue. You could also descend on a section of the C2C via Little Tongue Gill.
To extend your walk you can continue along the C2C to Grisedale Tarn which is just to the north of Seat Sandal. The path will eventually lead you to St Sunday Crag where there's great views over Ullswater.
The fell is also very close to the route for the Fairfield Horseshoe which is another popular climb in the area.

Seat Sandal OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Seat Sandal Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north east of the summit you can visit the lovely Grisedale Tarn if you have time.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lake District Walks


Grisedale from Seat Sandal

Grisedale from Seat Sandal. Looking down Grisedale to Ullswater in the far distance from Seat Sandal summit, St Sunday Crag is the fell on the right.

On Seat Sandal - - 2127722

On Seat Sandal

Ascending Seat Sandal - - 2127704


View towards Seat Sandal - - 945776

View towards Seat Sandal. Photo taken from the broad grassy ridge to the back of Pavey Ark. By using the zoom, some foreground rocks add some interest to the foreground.

Tongue Gill - - 1110226

Tongue Gill

Hause Riggs - - 781621

Hause Riggs. Crags under hill top seen on the ascent via Tongue Gill

Field Barn by Tongue Gill footpath - - 510509

Field Barn by Tongue Gill footpath

Looking up Tongue Gill - - 618576

Looking up Tongue Gill

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Seat Sandal.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)