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Name:Harper Hills
Hill number:2618
Height:414m / 1358ft
Parent (Ma):2528  High Street
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle)
Class:Wainwright Outlying Fell, Birkett, Synge
(WO,B,Sy)
Grid ref:NY 50945 14240
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:5m
Col:409m  NY510144  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S
Observations:this is the Synge summit; WOF summit is cairn 230m NNE at NY 51043 14450
Survey:Abney level
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Completed Hugh Laithes Pike NE top, Hugh Laithes Pike, Wallow Crag, Kit Crag, Hare Shaw, Harper Hills and Scalebarrow Knott.Walkingmurphy08/07/2019
Parked near the dam, up through Naddle Fm onto nameless (Naddle Horseshoe - 3), Hugh's Laithes Pike, Wallow Crag [nameless (Naddle Horseshoe - 2)], Naddle High Forest [nameless (Naddle Horseshoe - 1)], Hare Shaw, Harper Hills, Scalebarrow Knott and back down through Naddle Fm.Chipstertrain22/05/2019
From Scalebarrow Knott. Visited both summits.Fisky Boy16/05/2019
With Fisky BoyBrenda Cloke16/05/2019
Great Lakeland 3 Day 2019twg2704/05/2019
From Hazel Shaw to Scalebarrow Knott on to Harper Hills and Hare Shaw. Across Woodhowe Moss to Naddle High Forest, Wallow Crag, High’s Laithes Pike and ‘Nameless Peak’. Descend through forest bridleway to Naddle Farm, return via road through Frith Wood to Hazel Shaw.raymooremanx05/01/2019
From Burnbanks a round of Scalebarrow Knott, Harper Hill, Powleys Hill, Hare Shaw, Brown Howe, Naddle High Forest, Wallow Crag, Naddle Low Forest and Hugh's Laithes Pike.rhalstead22/12/2018
Solo..Done as part of the Naddle Horse ShoeShutterlag05/06/2018
Naddle Horseshoe inc Brown HoweAjm031024/03/2018
From the big parking area at NY 52839 15689 on the road to Swin DaleAlan Moore01/02/2018
A round of 9 Synges, this the second. From Scalebarrow Knott on a good track. On to Powley's Hill. Not much in the way of tracks.jonglew14/01/2018
Parked on hard standing concrete NY52800 15700. Swindale foot Crag -> Harper Hills -> Powleys Hill -> Hare Shaw -> Brown Howe (Mardale) -> Naddle High Forest (nameless (Naddle Horseshoe -1)) -> Wallow Crag (nameless (Naddle Horseshoe -2)) -> Naddle Low Forest -> Hugh's laithes pike -> Nameless (Naddle Horseshoe -3) -> Scalebarrow Knott. Good weather, but used GPS for a few bags because most looked like a lump of mounds! Those private roads were interesting, must drive them some time ;-)Jhimmy19/11/2017
visited true summit tooLittledave03/11/2017
Cj bwchrisj196527/10/2017
AW's outliers second top of seven reached while on a 8 mile walk around the Naddle horseshoe toking in Scalebarrow knott,Harper hills, Hare shaw, nameless Kit crag, nameless Wallow crag, Hughs Laithes pike and a further nameless top.WAYNE ROWLETT03/09/2017
From Rosgill. wet walk and forgot boots!Dunks19/08/2017
WOs 79-85; Bs 66-72. Found we could have an extra week in the Lakes so decided to bag all the Shap fells and so do all the Outliers in one go. Started with basically a reverse of W's Naddle Forest horseshoe. From end of path above the farm through thick bracken, reeds and bog to the first nameless top, then more bracken but picked up an intermittent path over Hugh Laithes Pike, Wallow Crag and Naddle High Forest, adding Naddle Low Forest. Joyce returned down the valley. Then a horrid rough ascent to Hare Shaw and rough ground over Powley's Hill to the very boggy track. Harper Hills and Scalebarrow Knott made an easier finish and Joyce picked me up at the waterworks road. Good, clear weather but hard work.BURGESS08/08/2017
With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie. Cairn plus highest point. Why isn't the cairn (Wainwright's summit) at the high point?!Dangerous Dave07/08/2017
From Scalebarrow Knottbardolph06/07/2017
With Ken, Rita, Karen and OlwynnAimless Rambler31/12/2016
Done as part of the Naddle Horseshoe. Weather fantastic with stunning views of the snow capped lakeland fells.falunty25/11/2016
From Scalebarrow Knott - on to Swindale Foot Crag.Wycombe Wanderer24/08/2016
Walked from the top of the Swindale Road on my own. Warm and Sunnyflockwatcher30/05/2016
Parked in layby on minor road east of dam at NY50608 15639 (Space for 3 cars) – SE along bridleway to Naddle Farm & then continued up bridleway to ridge – Starting with Scalebarrow Knott, completed a clockwise circuit of the Naddle Horseshoe, bagging the 7 WOs as well as Powley’s Hill (B), Brown Howe (B) & Naddle Low Forest (B). (PM)gerrybowes08/04/2016
2nd of 10 with GB.bolton08/04/2016
Stones around summit and the summit itself are a perfectly aligned solar calendar. The winter solstice line continues to a prominent standing stone on another top about 400m SW.Nick Caunt23/07/2015
From Powleys Hillrb01/05/2015
solo walk second topcolinfielding01/05/2015
KeithByTheC30/11/2014
With Katy. Dull then very sunny!George Thompson26/09/2014
Roadside parking on the road north of Naddle Farm then a brisk walk THROUGH the farm (ignoring the bridleway marker as you enter the farmyard), turning left after 100 yards along a good path to the summit ridge. Then turn right along the ridge path which can be followed almost to the summit.moorsman19/06/2014
Wainwright's Naddle Horseshoe walk with a couple of added Birketts. Scalebarrow Knot, Harper Hills, Powleys Hill, Hare Shaw, Naddle High Forest [nameless (Naddle Horseshoe - 1)], Wallow Crag [nameless (Naddle Horseshoe - 2)], Hugh's Laithes Pike, Naddle Low Forest and nameless (Naddle Horseshoe - 3). With Lynn. Generally cloudy, with one heavy shower.PaulH27/04/2014
Wainwright's Naddle Horseshoe walk from Rosgill Moor, with addition of couple of Birketts. With David.citygent13/04/2014
6thAlaric01/04/2014
Difficult to know which of Harper's Hills was the actual summit, so bumbled about for a bit to include them all.Si's 2nd round08/01/2014
Easy parking 521 142. Did a horseshoe 2629 2618 3842 2599 3830 3328 3329 3848 2619. Fine walk with a few bits of bog.destaylor15/11/2013
Hawes Water Dam Naddle Farm Scalebarrow Knott Harper Hills Powleys Hill Hare Shaw Brown Howe Mardale Naddle High Forest Wallow Crag Naddle Low Forest Hawes Water DamAndy Hirst12/08/2013
With Alfie, Coel, Danu, Sail, Evan & Eire.Dangerous Dave01/08/2013
Galltywenallt18/07/2013
Climbed as part of a Naddle horseshoe. Very hot with superbly clear views.JohnStoneham16/07/2013
First part of Naddle Horseshoe.Hot and sunny.With Bridget and Oscar.catman14/07/2013
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge14/07/2013
With Catman and Bridget.oscarrosie14/07/2013
From Swindale Rd/Private Rd. Scalebarrow Knott, Harpers Hills, Powleys Hill, Hare Shaw, Naddle High Forest, Wallow Crag, Naddle Low Forest, Hugh's Laithes Pike, Nameless Summit. A few battles with bog and bracken.Sid08/06/2013
Parked NY 52831 15679 > Scalebarrow Knott > HARPER HILLS summit cairn NO STAKE > Powleys Hill > Hare Shaw > Selside Pike > Nabs Moor > Howes > Branstree NE Top > Branstree > Brown Howe > Naddle High Forest > Wallow Crag > Naddle Low Forest > Hugh's Laithes Pike > nameless (Naddle Horseshoe - 3) > NY52831 15679Tony Hartry II31/05/2013
From Swindale part of the Naddle horseshoe.jeffurz25/05/2013
On the Naddle Horseshoe.Aye Jimmy06/05/2013
Continuation from Hare Shawrobert03/05/2013
P at X-roads-ScaleBarrow Knott-Naddle Farm-Nameless-Hugh's Laithes Pike-Low Forest-Wallow Crag-Nameless-Hare Shaw-Powley's Hill-Harper Hills.chrisbien05/03/2013
w Jenx from below Naddle farm, park at roadside. Circuit of Naddle forest on snowy day w clear skies, late on in day. Cut up track from farm and straight up via track by wall.nordicstar22/01/2013