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Name:High Spy
Hill number:2436
Height:653.1m / 2143ft
Parent (Ma):2400  Dale Head
Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Area:Lake District - North Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright,
Birkett, Submarilyn, Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge
(Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,sMa,Sy,Fel,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:NY 23414 16232
Summit feature:large cairn
Drop:147.8m
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 1186 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
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
Via Catbells, Maiden Moor and High Spy, back via Miners Crags to Little Townalanm922/04/2017
Straight up from Borrowdale path to the SE. With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave14/04/2017
Walking in snow on top.ng5guy25/03/2017
4 of 8 on a round from Borrowdale hostel (home for the week). From Low Scawdel, then onto Maiden Moor (I forgot about High Spy N Top, but picked it upon the way back!).jonglew06/03/2017
Me, Kyle, Keira and AggieBunkslad05/03/2017
Linear walk from bend in road WSW of Hawse End over Cat Bells, Maiden Moor, High Spy and Dale Head.welshyboyo05/02/2017
Nice day out with Rick and Brian, 3 more Wainwrights and a couple of Synges for Rick. Parked at Little Town and picked our way up High Crag and onto Maiden Moor. Up to Hih Spy North Top where we had lunch and onto High Spy where Rick ran off down towards the Borrowdale vally to bag some Synges and Brian and I popped up Dale Head. Getting late so cut down to the valley where we met Rick and back to the car. Clear cold day with very cold winds, great day out, 3 more Wainwrights for me.Mark T25/01/2017
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. Back to the col between Dale Head and High Spy and walk out down a good path to start at Chapel Bridge.nordicstar25/01/2017
Cold sunny day with great views. Did complete round.Mountainhikes04/01/2017
Newlands roundejjohnstone27/12/2016
From Grange. Also Maiden Moor. Solo.ADT30/09/2016
Newlands Horseshoe clockwise from Chapel Bridge at Little Town with Jim, Jus & Cat. The southerly gale really started to hit us here. Of the scant four parties we saw on the ridge, only us and one other brave (or foolhardy) group pushed on beyond here,wheresthepath24/09/2016
Newlands horseshoe solo.robba_wag23/09/2016
Hostel to hostel walking - Tarn How, grasmere to YHA Borrowdale. With GFE. Beautiful day, beautiful views. Great place for a game of I Spy... Haha.Fionalevey22/09/2016
Birkrigg Quarry - Little Town - Cat Bells - Maiden Moor - High Spy - Dale Head Tarn - Dale Head - Hindscarth - Robinson - Newlands Hause - Knott Rigg - Ard Crag - Birkrigg Quarry (Western Fells completed)danthwaites20/09/2016
Horseshoe from little town b&b Up cat bells, maiden moor, high spy, dale head and hindscarth all WR's Plus high crags, scope end, red knott,high spy noth top, & high cragsTobo196920/09/2016
From Hawse End - Catbells, Maiden Fell and High Spy, then back via Hause Gate in pouring rain.janey.m03/09/2016
From Little Town (NY 23168 19396) - Skelgill Bank - Cat Bells - High Crags - Maiden Moor - High Spy North Top - High Spy - Dale Head - Hindscarth - High Crags (Newlands) - Red Knott - Scope End.david23020114/08/2016
Newlands horseshoephilhews03/07/2016
Third of eight summits reached today following the Newlands Watershed route from Stuart Marshall's book Walking the Wainwright's, park the car in Skelgill road. ( last two tops of this route were added to the Coledal Horseshoe)WAYNE ROWLETT02/07/2016
Newlands round: Robinson, Hindscarth, Dale Head, High Spy, Maiden Moorjpitches27/06/2016
10 in 10AbiD25/06/2016
Skelgill - Catbells - Maiden Moor - High Spy - Castle Crag. With Dave.ClaireCalverley13/06/2016
Trudge up High Spy from Dale Head - used the gentler slopes away from the crags which looked a bit close to the path for comfort (though a walker at the top suggested not!). Walk from Buttermere to Catbells via Dale Head's two ridges.MrChris198003/06/2016
Walk with Mark W and Will from Skelgill up on to Cat Bells, Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dalehead, Hindscarth and Robinson returning by Scope Beck and Little TownPhilip A01/06/2016
Cat Bells - Maiden Moor - High Spy - Castle Crag - 11 mile walk on a sunny day.Delta6828/05/2016
Maiden Moor start point. Gradual ascent, rewarded with great views.elepet2814/05/2016
With Sandra after 20th Anniversary Waltzcazza16/04/2016
With Catbells and Maidenmoorlgwalksg10/04/2016
Climbed with Zoe and Lulu.neilblair35323/03/2016
Good Weather, Completed Catbells, maiden moore and High spychrisHollins20/03/2016
skelgill bank, catbells, maiden moor, high spy north top, high spy, dale head, hindscarth, robinson, high crags, red knott, scope end, C/W from cp at little town, nice sunny day.robertphillips13/03/2016
First time with Del. Got horrendously lost in the snow. Most emotionally pushed we have been whilst hiking. Lost the path and struggled to return by sunset. Ernie and friends helped on the way and increased the brightness. A robin sang to us as we reached the road near the car.Squirrel_Nutty09/03/2016
Maiden Moor, High Spy and back down Newlands due to bad conditionsCharlieRose17/01/2016
With Eire, Clare, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave31/10/2015