|Name of walk||Devoke Water & Seat How|
|Date of walk||2017-10-27|
After weeks of rain and wind, Friday was a blue sky day. So I drove to the top of the Birker Fell Road to walk to Devoke Water and up to Seat How. I didn’t bother to leave home until after nine. By mid morning on Seat How, the sun would be behind me, but high enough not to leave any shadow on the lake.
A view out to the fells from my parking place on the road down to Stanley Ghyll, on the top of Birker Fell.
The rusty sign post next to the footpath for Devoke Water.
Looking back to my solitary car. There were no other cars or people, I shall have the place all to myself!
Devoke Water ahead. On the left is Seat How from where the best views are to be had.
I make my way down to the lake shore. This corner of the lake was quite still.
Looking towards the old boat house with Yoadcastle Fell beyond.
I walk down to the boat house before going up to Seat How.
An empty boat house.
I head up the grass. The easiest route up is round the back on the right.
I head around the back of the fell.
Before I climb up via grassy ledges I take a photo of the track to Devoke Water with all the fells behind.
Seat How summit.
The glorious view!
Kirk Fell on the left, Great Gable in cloud and Scafell on the right.
Scafell, Slight Side and Ill Crag.
Esk Pike and Bowfell.
Crinkle Crags, Hard Knott, Harter Fell, and in front of that Green Crag.
I sit for a while on a rock and take in the view. I can hear a family and a dog coming along the track. The sound travels quite a distance up here.
Looking out to sea. To the right of Water Crag is Sellafield.
I head back down and make for the lake shore, which is very wet.
I head around the lake for the view back to Seat How.
This is one of the those occasions where I can't decide which photo to use....what the hell....use both!
The walk was only about a mile or so, and took an hour and a half. You can walk all the way around the lake, but this is only really feasible after a period of dry weather as the route can get very boggy. The last time I was here I walked round Devoke Water via all the hills, which took over five hours, but does give great views. Today I was aiming to be back home by 1pm, so only time to go up one of the hills, the others will still be there on another day!