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Ascent of Burnhope Seat on 2017-06-03

Climber: James Stone

Others in Party:Julie Stone
Jet
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 3, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Burnhope Seat
    Location:UK-England
    Elevation:747 m / 2451 ft

Ascent Trip Report

A quick trip late in the day from Darngill. Recent dry weather had tamed the reputation that this hill has as one of the boggiest in England. Visited various mounds which might qualify for the summit (hopping over the fence a couple of times in so doing) - all of which my GPS showed as being higher than the reported 747m height. (The one with the small cairn on is probably not the highest, but there is little in it). We then weaved our way across the bogs to the trig point. From here (the Historic County top of County Durham) the true summit did indeed look higher and my GPS recorded this point as 4m lower (i.e. more than the 1.5m given in the Database of British Hills). I thought the view was slightly better here looking down towards Burnhope Reservoir. There are a pair of cute, worn steps to help anyone wanting to climb up on to the plinth upon which the trig point sits. Returned the same way.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Gear Used:
Animal/Pet
Ascent Statistics
    Trailhead:Darngill  
Descent Statistics



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