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Rogan's Seat

The weather favoured a walk as far east as possible today, so I headed for the Dales and about as far east as I can manage without spending all day in the car. I picked a walk with Yorkshire Top - to try and maintain the momentum I have gathered in bagging all these summits - and also a trig point - just to extend the walk a bit.

I really love the old mine workings around this area - rather than appear as a blot on the landscape as you may expect, I think they add a fascinating piece of history to what could be a rather dull walk otherwise. The ruins are all built from local stone and they blend into the landscape beautifully. Today's walk visited many of the old mines and support works that I've never seen before.

Walk Details

Date: 2009-09-05

Start: Gunnerside    Finish: Gunnerside

Distance: 13.0 mls, 20.92 km

Height Gain: 2200 ft, 670.6 m

Start Time: 08:00    End Time: 13:10

Duration: 05:10

Ave Speed: 2.5 mph

Region: Yorkshire Dales

Route Description: Gunnerside, Gunnerside Gill, Blakethwaite Dams, Rogan's Seat, Water Crag, Rogan's Seat, Jingle Pot Edge, Gunnerside

Parking Grid Ref: SD 95085 98218

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Walking with: Alone

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Hills on this Walk

2740 - Rogan's Seat (2205 ft)

2741 - Water Crag (2192 ft)

Trig Points on this Walk

TP6768 - Water Crag (Good condition)

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Previous Walk

Walk Name: Wild Boar Fell

Date: 2009-08-30
Distance: 12.0 mls, 19.31 km
Height Gain: 2500 ft, 762.0 m

Next Walk

Walk Name: Castle Bolton to Grinton

Date: 2009-09-12
Distance: 14.0 mls, 22.53 km
Height Gain: 1700 ft, 518.2 m