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Name:High Scarth
Hill number:3758
Height:487m / 1598ft
Parent (Ma):2359  Scafell Pike
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Esk (Ravenglass)
Class:Birkett, Synge
Grid ref:NY 21535 04395
Summit feature:cairn on rock
Col:462m  NY215045  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 139 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Silverybield Crag. Cloud still down over the higher fells but Ill Crag intermittently clearing so fairly optimistic. On to Symonds Knott.Wycombe Wanderer03/12/2019
12.5 mile round of hills parking wide grass verge at NY 2103 0113: Heron Crag -> Silverybield -> High Scarth -> Cam Spout Crag -> Pen -> High Gait Crags -> Scar Lathing -> Pianet Knott -> Throstlehow Crags. High Scarth to Cam Spout Crag and on to Pen a bit tricky in places, otherwise all ok. Section 34B All Hills completion on Throstlehow Crags.jonglew19/11/2019
9/12 From the Roman Fort, Border End, Hard Knott South Top, Hard Knott, Yew Bank, Pianet Knott, High Gait Crags, Scar Lathing, Throstlehow Crag, High Scarth, Silverybeild, Heron Crag and Brock Crag. An interesting round in the bowl below the Eskdale Fells of Scafell Massif and Bowfell/Crinkles. Some great views despite clag on the tops.nickywood112/10/2019
FROM SILVERBIELDFairsnape26/11/2018
Yew Bank, Throstlehow Crag, High Scarth, Great How, Goat Crag from Eskdale, parking short distance west of telephone box at bottom of Hardknott Pass. Interesting and complex rugged terrain.RobertP14/01/2018
The 4th top of an anticlockwise circuit of 10 Birketts/Synges on W. side of Eskdale, starting with Brock Crag & finishing on Bull How. From Silverybield, headed W. across a boggy area & then up grass slopes between outcrops before making way up to summit cairn. Continued to Cat Crag. (PM)gerrybowes02/11/2017
4th and highest of the day with GB.bolton02/11/2017
From Cam Spout Crag and on to Wha House Eskdale by the path to the SE (not easy to follow southwards through Brock Crag).Eddie27/10/2017
Std route from Wha House Farm, with mike & Liz Halpin. A bright sunny day.Shutterlag22/05/2016
Crossed from Silverybield crag, route crossed the main path to great moss from Taw House, easy going on good dry grass with fun navigating amongst the small crags.Karmakarl14/10/2015
On way back from Pen to Brotherikeld.Aye Jimmy17/09/2015
2 day walk with Becky camping at the top of Eskdalechrisj196516/08/2015
Climbed from Brotherikeld using Birketts route. River crossing a bit of a problemrobert13/08/2015
YHA - Goat Crag - Bull How - Whin Crag - Dawsonground Crag - Cat Crag - Whinscales - Great How - Great Scarth Crag - Cam Spout Crag - Silverybield - Heron Crag - Brock Crag - YHAmcbiydw201/08/2015
Via descent from sca fell back to eskdaleemily04/04/2015
Tour of the Eskdale Birkett-Synges w Jenx. AFter Great Howe contoured round under Slight Side to col below High Scarth on good lines. Then dropped to cross main path and Silverybield. Out over the Synges Heron Crag and Brock Crag to path past Taw Ho and start point at Woolpack PH.nordicstar16/11/2014
Birkett 3Dave Geere26/10/2014
Jubilee Bridge > Brotherilkeld Farm > Taw House > Scale Bridge >BROCK CRAG > Heron Crag > Silverybield >Little Narrowcove >Pen > Little Narrowcove > High Scarth (500th B) > Slight Side (200th W) > Taw House > Brotherilkeld Farm > Jubilee BridgeTony Hartry II09/09/2014
With Jo, walk from Brotherilkeld: along paths to top of Cam Spout waterfall, then across rough ground to Cam Spout Crag (top: dome shaped with cross wall, rock is highest point, (from above looks like a hot cross bun), (surprisingly, after seeing nobody all morning somebody was sitting on summit when we arrived)). Descended via scree slope (easier than it looks) onto High Scarth and Rowantree Crags then as outward journey. Weather, cloudy with sunny intervals at first, sunny later, warm throughout, good visibility.amblerbob30/06/2014
from Hardknott pass 1st of 7 hills today on a 14 mile walk with a couple of wrong turns and a slip crossing the river Esk got very wet i don't recomend trying to get from Pen to Pike de bield luckily a hot day and spare socks got me through thanks to Tony for not laughing too hard [it was the highlight of his day]colinfielding13/08/2013
Throstlehow Crag (404m), High Gait Crags (572m), Scarth Lathing (439m), High Scarth (487m) & Silvery Bield (395m). With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave08/08/2013
En route to Great Moss wildcampCaralynR04/05/2013
Border End, Hard Knott, Yew Bank, Throstlehow Crag, Scar LaThing, Silverybield, High Scarth, Dawsonground Crags, Whin Crag, Goat Crag.ronaldo33304/01/2013
From Hard Knott Pass summit via Scar LathingAnduril24/05/2012
Birkett 2Dave Geere04/12/2011
Brotherilkeld Throstlehow Crag Scar lathing Great Moss Penn Scafell Pike Lingmell Lords Rake Red Gill Narrow Gully Scafell Slight Side High Scarth Silverybield Crag Taw House BrotherilkeldAndy Hirst28/10/2011
With Sue and 7 others, from Eskdale.Phreerunner19/03/2011
DebsMountain Goat15/08/2010
On Backpack with Mick and AndyBillyP24/05/2009
From Tent under Long Cragmick23/05/2009
With Jo, circular walk from Dalegarth Station: road to Boot then paths to High Scarth, Silverybield, descending to Whahouse Bridge and returning alongside River Esk. Weather; high intermittent cloud, sunny intervals, cool wind, very good visibility.amblerbob15/04/2009
Birketts CLF walk W/ESK1, Jubilee Bridge > Hard Knott Pass > Border End > Hard Knott > Yew Bank > Throstlehow Crag > Scar Lathing > HIGH SCARTH grass and rocky summit topped with a carin > Silverybield > Jubilee BridgeTony Hartry12/05/2008
better top - would be confusing in mist gorgeous sunshine todaygigglejon14/02/2008
With HBremnerB15/04/2006
From Brotherilkeld.Marshsand10/08/2001
Tour of 12 Birketts with Lesley. Sun and snow showers -beautiful. Stayed at Eskdale YH.Chris Pearson11/04/1998
peter ault15/04/2019
Dave Sargent03/01/2019
ALHEJ Wilkins07/07/2018