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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)
Class:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright,
Birkett, Submarilyn, Synge, Fellranger, 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 1109 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
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
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
Walk no.11 - Cat Bells, Maiden Moor, High Spy, dale Head, Hindscarth, Robinson. Wainwrights #36 through #41.Kev_E10/10/2015
Little Town - Robinson - Hindscarth - Dale Head - High Spy.squeegs10/10/2015
Staying at the Screes Hotel - Wasdale..A solo Fell run in the morning taking in Mell BreakA solo Afternoon Fell run from Honister Pass (dropped off by the mrs Dalehead(many Ascent) - High spy - Maiden Moor - Cat Bells (Many Ascents) down to Grange and a pick up by the Mrs at the Tea shop.Shutterlag07/10/2015
With Ste wild campPaul Beard27/09/2015
From Hawes End via Catbells, Maiden Moor and High Spy N Top, finishing in Grangewebmaster18/09/2015
Chapel Bridge - Catbells - High Spy North Top - High Spy - Dale Head - Hindscarth - Robinson - High Snab Bank - Chapel BridgeBlue The Dog05/09/2015
High Spy → Maiden Moor → CatbellsTrelleck51224/08/2015
Ben's first fell runLittledave09/08/2015
WOW group walk - Grange - High Spy - Maiden Moor - Catbells - Grange. Wainwright 39Nutty29/07/2015
Camping at ullswater. Parked at little town, done as Newlands Round omitting Catbells as we already did it! On from Maiden moor had lunch great views of rest of the round. caught up with dogs we parked next to.boothy625/07/2015
(Walkers with) Torun Mcmorun (Start/Parking point)Gutherscale - Skelgill Bank - Catbells - Maiden Moor - High Spy - Dale End Tarn - Dale End - Hindscarth - Scope End - Gutherscale.redbob18/07/2015
With Ruth, setting out from Grange with first stop on Castle Crag followed by dale Head, High Spy, Maiden Moor and finally Catbells before heading back to car. 16km and 1050m hieght gain taking 8hr which included 45min stops.JamesSDonald11/07/2015
On my own. Via Catbells and North top. Cloud lifting and an improving day.mike.hoult10/07/2015
A Monday amble from car park near Hawes End up to High Spy on a calm sunny day. Route: Skellgill Bank, Catbells, Maiden Moor, High Spy (North Top), High Spy summit cairn with Smoky, Ella and Leo.Skip29/06/2015
With Lee Witherington and Jon FootitMooseWire28/06/2015
On route from Dale Head (Newlands Horseshoe)ghullgd09/06/2015
Nuttall Walk 2.1. Gorgeous weather.tomd423/05/2015
From Seatoller parking up road then contour round High Scawdel & Steep climb through Rigghead Quarries & onto High Spy then North Top, Miaden Moor, Cat Bells & Skelgill Bank, then Ferry from Hawse End to Keswick, cloudy & cool to start brighter & warmer through the day, Sunshine at the end. Great views all day.apricorum09/05/2015
From High Spy North Toprfoster06/05/2015