Guide to England's hills & mountains

Burnhope Seat

Burnhope Seat - Cumbria

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Burnhope Seat is the 1851st highest peak in the British Isles and the 119th tallest in England


747.0 m (2451 ft)


190.0 m (623 ft)

Survey method

Abney level


Grassy mound


Hill / mountain range

North Pennines E

Nearest town

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

Notes & comments

Mound is c 0.2m higher than cairn on knoll 75m NW at NY 78403 37624 and at least 1.5m higher than trig point 350m E at NY 78789 37537

Nuttalls book gives the trig point at NY788375 (hill 8036) which is Durham historic county top. See Database Notes.