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Name:High Spy
Hill number:2436
Height:653.1m / 2143ft
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:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright,
Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Submarilyn, Buxton & Lewis,
Grid ref:NY 23414 16232
Summit feature:large cairn
Col:505.3m  NY 2330 1537  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4S
Observations:ground 7m NE and also 30m S at NY 23420 16200 is as high
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1334 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
with Andrew GDave Sargent14/03/2019
Continued on the path over from Maiden Moor nice walk easy paths. Summit marker distinctive and descended via newlands beck. Stunning waterfalls and disused mines to keep you interested in your surroundings. lovely day with Richie. around 9 milesZoe Little24/02/2019
With Jules,Wendy,Kev and Jill on a clear dayGrey Hare22/02/2019
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
On a walk from Little Town with parentsJonathanConey03/01/2019
Skelgill Bank, Catbells, High Crags, Maiden Moor, High Spy North Top, High Spy, Castle Cragkeithouk28/12/2018
Catbells, Maiden Moor, High Spy North Top, High Spy, 10m RouteJephcote8322/12/2018
RMC SheilaS01/12/2018
Dale Head, Hindscarth and Robinson from Littletown with LucyNab Scar24/11/2018
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
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
with Nic- Catbells, Maiden Moor, High Spy and reverse.AbiD10/09/2018
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
With Bryher. From Gt Gable to Cat Bells. Very quiet for most of the way.jenx19/07/2018
Newlands Horseshoe trail runmaaaaaaaatty11/07/2018
8/10 The Newlands Watershed walk (in reverse). Sun was relentless all day and I was starting to burn now. Water down to about 100ml. From Dale Head to Maiden Moor.NorthernWayfarer08/07/2018
from Maiden Moor to Dale Head. Ascent 25IWC25/06/2018
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
From Maiden we headed straight to the summit of High spy mistaking the 1st peak for the summit only to find out on the gps it was a false summit called Blea Crag (not a Wainwright). Making it to the top with some difficulty we made it. Amazing summit cairn but probably too tired to appreciate it. Our heart also sank when we saw the challenge ahead knowing now we had to head all the way down to Dalehead tarn then what looked like the impossible ascent up to dale head…Scotty 2 Hotty22/06/2018
ascent via Tongue Gill past the disused Riggside quarries. once on top Dale head and Hindscarth are ahead of you. turn right and ascend to the summitkeenwalker12/06/2018
Up from Cat BellsTigger424210/06/2018
Parked at Hawse End at 10:30 and walked up Catbells then across Maiden Moor. Not possible to identify the summit, lunch on Blea Crag then on to Spy head, Walked back via Rigghead Quarries and Castle Crag then following the low route to Hawse End again. Back at 17:30karentracey14/05/2018
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
Fine day with Lynn, Cec, Jen + the kidsnix_snilloc05/05/2018
From Maiden Moor to marshall on the final AW/TWA. Ascent 24IWC21/04/2018
TWA Fell RaceLittledave21/04/2018
From Dalehead TarnLykewake4214/04/2018
Paul and Katesenrab22/03/2018
From Maiden MoorCyclistno125/02/2018
With G. Rosthwaite > Dale Head via Tongue Gill > High Spy > North Top > Nitting Haws > RosthwaiteRT197001/11/2017
From Seathwaite to bag some Synges just off the ridge. 23rd ascent.IWC07/10/2017
Catbells, Maiden Moor with a detour to Bull Crag, High Spy with a detour to Blea Crag, Dale Head, Hindscarth, Robinson, Knott Rigg via High Snockrigg, Moss Force Waterfall & Newlands Hause finishing on Arg Crag dropping down to Rigg Beck then following the road to Rowling End Farm before urning off onto the public footpath to Skelgill then back to the car.Stu Percival26/09/2017
High Scawdell-High Spy - Low Scawdellbenarbia again17/08/2017
Rosthwaite - Lingy Bank - Castle Crag - Hollows Farm - Manesty - Hause Gate - Catbells - Hause Gate - Maiden Moor - High Spy -Rigghead Quarries - RosthwaiteMountainTerrier29/07/2017
Walking 5 in 5 with Mills and Rosa.Madge201928/07/2017
High Scawdel - Low Scawdel - Nitting Haws - High Spy from GR: NY 22618 13403ronaldo33324/06/2017
Walking the ridge from Dale Head to Catbells with OH. Scorching hot!cackleberry17/06/2017
Cumbrian Traverse - Broughton Mills to KeswickIWC16/06/2017
Started from Portinscale,via Cat Bells and Maiden Moor,returning via Manstey Wood.Wandyone2303/06/2017
On a sunny May evening after the rain stopped! We were the only ones walking the ridge this late. Great sunset.twg2730/05/2017
From Little Town Catbells Maiden Moor High Spy Dale Head Hindscarth Then drinks and dinner at the Coledale InnWifey201624/05/2017
24/05/2017 Cat bells, Maiden Moor, High Spy Dale head and coming down Hindscarth Back into Little town In glorious weatherTobo196924/05/2017
Steep descent to Dale Head Tarn then up High Spy. Sun-bathing weather- had long rest at top .Back to Borrowdale via Rigghead quarries path-not easy walking on shifting slate.Peak Rambler24/05/2017
Quick solo route on a beautiful day; ascended via mine entrances at Rigghead; ran back most of the way from Maiden Moor; whole route in just under three hours. Borrowdale YHA - High Spy - High Spy North Top - Maiden Moor - High Spy - Borrowdale YHAstevem7626/04/2017
TWA fell raceLittledave22/04/2017
Anniversary Waltzscreeleep22/04/2017