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Name:Low Scawdel
Hill number:7955
Height:521m / 1709ft
Parent (Ma):2400  Dale Head
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - North Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Synge
(Sy)
Grid ref:NY 24252 16157
Summit feature:knoll
Drop:4m
Col:517m  NY242161  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4S
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 46 users)ByDate of Ascent
From High Spy North Top. Not an obvious summit but an airy perch. On to Nitting Haws.Wycombe Wanderer10/11/2019
Lakeland at its meanest - for afficianados. From pt 618 (NY234167), below Minum Crag to hit stream and follow it down into the basin below Low Scawdel - very rough underfoot. Threaded a way up through steep rocks, grass and heather - all super-slimey. Quite clear that this hill gets few visitors - not surpising considering the terrain.Isbjorn06/10/2019
Good viewpoint that! Quite easy traversing round until last rather heathery bit. With Bryher.jenx20/05/2019
cj bw sulachrisj196512/05/2019
From Grange: Nitting Haws, Low Scawdel, High Spy and High ScawdelBheinn30/10/2018
With MVW, NB from Grange via Nitting Haws, Low Scawdel, High Spy and High Scawdel, return down past Castle Crag.Frank30/10/2018
On way down after High Spybenarbia_817/08/2017
High Scawdel - Low Scawdel - Nitting Haws - High Spy from GR: NY 22618 13403ronaldo33324/06/2017
3 of 8 on a round from Borrowdale YHA. From High Scawdel. Not entirely clear which top Synge meant, the lower one to the E (NY 24252 16162) seemed preferrable, but NY 24194 16138 has to be a contender. On to High Spy.jonglew06/03/2017
Parked at Little Town to NW. Great day out in the sun for once with Mark T and Brian K. Nice summit High Crags with possible LAMP on Knott End. Carried on to Maiden Moor and High Spy, ducked off to pick up Low and High Scawdel. Low Scawdel very fine, perched high above Castle Crag, tricky traverse back round to High Spy/Dale Head col. After High Scawdel walk out down a good path to start at Chapel Bridge.nordicstar25/01/2017
Back packing Honister to Grange.Eddie27/10/2015
Good path at first from Nitting Haws until one has to leave it for small track S through bracken. Very soggy after three wet days. Several possible summits, took reading on one with cairn. Outcrop 50m S is worth a look, profusion of whorls in rock from when it was molten.Aye Jimmy08/10/2015
FRom Honister via High Scawdel. Contoured round Robin Fold Edge. There are a few high points to choose from - I opted for NY24196,16133 which has a decent cairnCrib Goch01/08/2015
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave15/02/2015
Skelgill bank, Catbells, High Crags, Maiden Moor, High Spy North Top, Nitting Haws, Low Scawdel, High Spy and Castle Crags.AlunRees3112/02/2015
Skelgill bank, Catbells, High Crags, Maiden Moor, High Spy North Top, Nitting Haws, Low Scawdel, High Spy and Castle Crags.Alunrees3312/02/2015
From Seatoller NT CP via High Scawdel and Robin Fold EdgeAnduril06/09/2014
Quite a good (but intermittent) track contouring the fell from Riggindale Head.moorsman21/06/2014
Low cloud, cold and windy, so decided to visit Borrowdale viewpoints as a complete change. Little lump of Nitting Haws hardly a summit but a great view, and easy, pleasant stroll to Low Scawdel, followed by pleasant contouring to the hause below High Scawdel. Glad I did this. High Crags, Maiden Moor, High Spy North Top, Nitting Haws, Low Scawdel, High Scawdel, Newlands valley.ijpowell28/03/2014
With Jo, linear walk from Honister Hause: High Scawdel, Robin Fold Edge, Low Scawdel, Goat Crag, Minum Crag, High Spy, Rigghead Quarries Climbing Hut, Rosthwaite.amblerbob01/10/2013
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