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Lord's Seat

Lord's Seat

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Recommended by 146 out of 147 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

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Far from the only summit with the name, this Lord’s Seat is the highest point of a ridge in the beautiful Peak District National Park. The ridge is Rushup Edge and while it does have magnificent views, there’s no need to rush up the ascent, which takes you to an elevation of 1,804 feet (550 m). The top resides in the High Peak area, next to the Edale and Hope Valleys.

The Seat itself is an ancient tumuli, a burial chamber that takes on the appearance of a large, grassy mound. At the eastern edge of its ridge, you’ll find Mam Tor, one of the High Peak’s most-loved summits. There are plenty of footpaths and bridleways in the area, allowing you to add Lord’s Seat into an adventure of any length. 

There’s a car park to the east between Lord’s Seat and Mam Tor, which allows you to ascend the ridge quickly and easily. You can go exploring here throughout the year, but don’t underestimate how quickly the weather can change in the national park. The hill is very exposed, so dress appropriately.


Location: Edale, High Peak, Derbyshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom

Best Hikes to Lord's Seat
  • troghalls

    Fabulous 360 degree panoramic views from this viewpoint along Rushup Edge. The ridge's highest point is Lord's Seat, at 1,804 feet (550 m), providing views of Mam Tor, down to Edale and Upper Booth and across to Eldon Hill and quarry.

    • May 27, 2018

  • Incredible views, but hold on to your hat!

    • February 20, 2019

  • Great spot for lunch with a virw

    • July 25, 2020

  • Just Beautiful, you must go even if it's raining.

    • October 10, 2020

  • A relatively short climb for some spectacular views down the Edale valley. It's a great place to watch a sunrise or sunset as well, and much quieter than the next door neighbour Mam Tor! Park in the National Trust car park.

    • November 7, 2022

  • Lord's Seat bowl barrow is situated on Rushup Edge; its form and location date it to the Bronze Age.

    • February 11, 2023

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Location: Edale, High Peak, Derbyshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom


  • Elevation1,800 ft

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