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Name:Dale Head
Hill number:2400
Height:753m / 2470ft
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - North Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel,BL,Bg,Cm)
Grid ref:NY 22289 15325
Summit feature:no feature 18m W of large cairn
Drop:397m
Col:356m  NY224135  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4S
Observations:ground at cairn (Wainwright/Birkett) at NY 22310 15330 is 30cm lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1508 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Catbells circular absolutely killed us getting up thatLauralj8413/06/2020
Hawse End -> Skelgill Bank -> Catbells -> Maiden Moor -> High Spy North Top -> High Spy -> Dale Head -> Hindscarth -> High Crags (Newlands) -> Red Knott (Newlands) -> Newlands Church -> Scope End -> Hawse Endbriandiggle16/03/2020
Newlands Round from Little TownChopperbrown04/03/2020
With K and RM from High Spy.Ashley28/10/2019
From Honisterdavidsharpe2312/10/2019
Marsden Racers Billy Bland challenge - second leg of the day.tsar.nathan07/09/2019
BackpackingAdventurers525/08/2019
Ascended up from honistor slate mine following the fence line to the summit during the buttermere challenge with MB and Richie.Zoe Little25/08/2019
Parked at Buttermere. 77 bus to Honister and walked back over this one, Hindscarth and Robinson.NormanW20/08/2019
From our cottage for the week at Birkrigg (Newlands Valley). Up Robinson, Hindscarth then Dale Head. 10.2m Circular Route, lovely weather and view and surprisingly quiet. Visited the True summit before photo at the cairnJephcote8313/07/2019
From Honister, easy path.Topographer5704/07/2019
SFWC From Seatollergeoffryan24/06/2019
With DanCora Thorny25/05/2019
Billy Bland recce with Marsden Racerstsar.nathan18/05/2019
Fine weather, 25th Anniversary trip, walked up from Honister YHAjeffpl18/05/2019
With JGCW14/05/2019
Newlands Horseshoe completed with Big MartinJC111/05/2019
with Andrew GDave Sargent14/03/2019
Walked from Little Town and on to Hindscarth with Tony, Rufus and Betty. Amazingly warm for FebruaryESkelton24/02/2019
Staying at YHA Borrowdale, walked up to high spy, dale head then hindscarf. Nice weather all morning, then hit by a hail storm that turned into rain in the afternoon. Then we descended down to honister passJoel45118/02/2019
Walked over Skelgill Bank, Catbells, Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dale Head, Hindscarth, High Crags, Red Knott and Scope EndCap_Thunderbolt11/01/2019
Fleetwith Pike, Dale Head, Robinson and back with Gus.AbiD05/01/2019
Up from Honister in pretty dire weather. Then onto RobinsonDanMaisieBex08/12/2018
Dale Head, Hindscarth and Robinson from Littletown with LucyNab Scar24/11/2018
From High Scawdel to Hindscarth and back to Honister. 43rd & 44th ascents.IWC18/11/2018
From Keswick alonegeoffryan18/11/2018
Parked roadside about 1/2 a mile before the slate mine (Keswick side), then walked up to the mine, straight up onto Dale Head, Hindscarth, Robinson, back over Dale Head and back down via the mine and road.Chipstertrain06/11/2018
Parked at LittleTown. Up the Zig Zags onto Dale Head, Mist/rain and high winds. Round to Hindscarth then Robinson. Followed the ridge over High Snab. MVW and FRBheinn23/10/2018
With NB and MVW from cp near Littletown via Dale Head Crags then on to Hindsgarth, Robinson, return via High Snab Bank. Very windy and cloudy.Frank23/10/2018
with luuhcJonathanConey20/10/2018
Second round of Wainwrights. Circular walk from Little Town with Dave and LF. Route was Catbells, Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dale Head, Hindscarth, Robinson. Grey morning but sunny warm afternoon and clear sunset. Wet underfoot after heavy rain the previous day.Skip214/10/2018
Second round of Wainwrights. Circular walk from Little Town with Dave and LF. Route was Skelgill Bank, Catbells, Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dale Head, Hindscarth, and Robinson. Overcast morning but increasingly sunny afternoon and a clear sunset. Wet underfoot in parts after heavy rain the day before.Skip14/10/2018
Round from Buttermere with Robinson and High Stile. Not a cloud, sunny all day. Breezey. Shattered at end and ran out of water. Rounsfell10/10/2018
Newlands Horsehoe from Cat Bells car park with Manchester Hiking: Cat Bells, Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dale Head, Hindscarth and Robinson. Terrible visibility on all peaks after Cat Bells. Tea and cake at Newlands Church on the way down.Lazylizzie02/09/2018
18miles hike from Little town taking 7 wainwright include Dalehead, Hindscarf and Robinsonjmistry8625/08/2018
From Slate Mine straight up Dale Head then along ridges to Hindscarth and Robinson in good time. Bit of an inversion but not spectacular. Dropped down to High Snockriggs then down to Buttermere by the grooved path for a bacon bap and bus back to car.SS04/08/2018
42 ascentIWC22/07/2018
Newlands Horseshoe trail runmaaaaaaaatty11/07/2018
7/10 of The Newlands Watershed walk (in reverse). From Hindscarth on to High Spy. Very hot weather and relentless sun. But took a bit of time to admire the amazing view. The highlight of a hard walk in difficult conditions.NorthernWayfarer08/07/2018
from High Spy on a BGR recce. Ascent 41.IWC25/06/2018
On annual 10 in 10 MS charity event from Swinside Inn. 16.5 miles and 6,500 feet of ascent. Circular walk first fell Causey Pike, last Maiden Moor with stop at Buttermere village for refreshments.Hillsidenick23/06/2018
Having made it down to Dalehead tarn we stopped and even fell asleep his in the sun knowing what was ahead. Some wild campers were packing up as we slept before we made our way up to the summit of Dale head. The sun was blazing and I was wearing winter pants! Feeling I was going to pass out and pouring in sweat, still feeling the effects of the illness I took drastic action and got my knife out and cut my pants off into shorts. The fresh air on my legs was ecstasy and gave me the boost to make it to the top and what a top! Famous summit cairn at the head of the Newlands Valley was spectacular to say the least. Well worth its famous status. One of the best views in Lakeland and again well worth all the blood (I cut my leg cutting my pants) sweat and tears. Views and feelings like this are why we do it and something you cant explain.Scotty 2 Hotty22/06/2018
Very steep incline up Dale Head - in the words of Wainwright - it's always further than it looks! Honister pass to buttermere via dale head, hindscarth and Robinson with Dadshriver12/05/2018
Little Town > Aitkn Knott > Ard Crags > I'll Crags(newlands) > Knott Rigg > Newlands Hause > High Snockrigg > Buttermere Moss > Robinson > Hindscarth > Dale Head > Dale Head Tarn > High Spy > High Spy North Top > Maiden Moor > Little Town Beautiful weather just me and Hjohnkaysleftleg06/05/2018
as part of GL3Djwbellarby02/05/2018
TWA Fell RaceLittledave21/04/2018
From Little Town. Scope End, Red Knott, High Crags, Hindscarth, Dale Head, Robinson then down to High Snockrigg and steeply back up before descending ridge via High Snab Bank. 10 miles.clivevilla15/04/2018
Short evening run from Honister passN.Morters14/03/2018
From High Spy via Dalehead TarnCyclistno125/02/2018
Done this numerous times with John and Colin but this was with the girls Winter camp at the Climbing Hut.jonesj203/02/2018