After the climb up from the lake, you reach an area which stretches for some distance east, towards Thirlmere. The further south you venture, the boggier it gets. At the top of Ashness Gill and towards High Seat, it's just boggy; if you turn right at High Seat towards High Tove and then down to Watendlath, you need to take your wellies...
However, all along the north-south track, there are great views - so make sure you choose a good day for this walk.
Here is the view west from the top of High Seat. Behind Catbells, you can see the Causey Pike ridge, Sail and Eel Crags, merging with Grasmoor in the background and Wandope and Whiteless Pike on the left. In the right distance is Grisedale Pike and the Hopegill Head ridge.
and looking east, to the Helvellyn ridge.
The view north-east, over Derwentwater and
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