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Name:Watch Hill
Hill number:3575
Height:603m / 1978ft
Parent (Ma):2707  Cross Fell
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:North Pennines - Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle)
Grid ref:NY 62495 46038
Summit feature:ground 3m E of currick with inscribed slab
Col:574m  NY 62090 45937  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 86
(1:25k) OL31W
Observations:ground is 1.28m higher than E top 200m E at NY 624692 46067
Survey:Leica NA730
Survey of Watch Hill (Final).doc
Comments:Drop surveyed as 29.0m
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 134 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Renwick, Thack Moor, Watch Hill, Grey Nag, Black Fell, Renwick.PGCE16/05/2020
From Black Fell. Cloud zooming up the col but Watch Hill clear. On to Thack Moor.Wycombe Wanderer20/01/2020
So cold on the summit, I couldnt feel my hands! Went off route and had to cut back through the marshland. Lauren fell knee deep into a bog...& earned the trail name bogSockpan20/10/2019
Fiends Fell and Melmerby Fell from car aprk of burnt out café at Hartside Summit. 6.07miles, 2 hours 16m.clivevilla19/10/2019
Hartside-Renwick-Thack Moor-Watch Hill-Black Fell-Hartside. Straightforward walk from Thack MoorGary Heath07/07/2019
From Renwick. Good farm tracks to Thack Moor, then pathleaa but easy ground across to here. Took a look at the 602m spot height, but cloud down so unable to form an opinion.jonglew12/02/2019
easy fell from Thack Moor out and back solocolinfielding05/11/2018
From Car park near ruins of the Hartside Café - across the moor rising to Black Fell via Little Daffenside - Black Fell Summit and Trig (664) - descend towards Long Tongue Beck then rise onto Watch Hill Summit (602) past the currocks and on to Thack Moor Summit (610) & Trig - track towards Townhead but turned to Outhwaite - Flowering Wood - Peas Crook - Haresceugh - lane to Seleh Bridge - Bridleway via Ricker Gill bridge to Hartside and Carbriandavies28/05/2018
Enjoyable circular walk from Renwick-Thack Moor-Watch Hill-Black Fell-Hartside summit(shame about the cafe burning down).With Oscar and Bridget.catman20/05/2018
With Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie20/05/2018
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge20/05/2018
With Thack Moor from Renwick.David Gradwell02/11/2017
Was staying at Melmerby so started there.Took the track from GR 6148 3767 to 6129 4009. Took mainly roads to Renwick. Pleasant climb up to Thack Moor, Watch Hill and Black Fell and then down to Hartside where I had some lunch. Fiends fell and then Little Knapside Hill and then picked up the path at GR 6366 3834 which was a pleasant walk.tsharp06/07/2017
With G. and others. Renwick > Thack Moor > Watch Hill > Black Fell > Hartside > RenwickRT197018/04/2017
Climbed solo from Renwick via Thack Moor.dhbond21/04/2016
Walk to complete the English Nuttalls with Dad. Final one was Fiend's Fell.AGWilliamson26/09/2015
from Croglin. up well made tracks and out and back to Blotting raise. followed tracks as far as Lawyers cross then peat, heather, rough grass and water to Tom Smiths stone passing remains of D.H. venom. Dropped pack at toms and out and back to the nag. Not hard by any stretch of the imagination. just a tad wet and had been a long day. Trig and Cairn embedded in wall mark top lovely evening views. then off to Black Fell with a camp somewhere beyond. the section from Toms to Black fell is about as bad as i can recall. on a par with Armboth fell, Cold fell and Kilhope law. Peat groughs deep enough to hide an elephant. i was knackered by now too so the summit came as a huge relief.. glad i'd done it then and not left it for the morning. trig at the summit with superb views. the way out to Thack Moor is a delight. overnighted just short of watch hill. the following morning was a tad cloudier and the lakeland hills swathed in clouds. but still dry here at least. easy climb up from watch hilstig_nest26/07/2015
On a backpack en route for Thack Moormick24/07/2015
From Renwick village following obvious tracks via Thack Moor, before going onto Watch Hill.Fisky Boy10/09/2014
With Fisky BoyBrenda Cloke10/09/2014
From Hartside up to Black Fell and along to Thack Moor. Fantastic views over to Solway Firth. Doubled back to Watch Hill and then down and up to the ridge between Black Fell and Tom Smith's Stone. On to the summit and then to Grey Nag, then down to where we'd left another car on the A689. Back to Hartside Cafe in time for tea and scones!ruthatlast09/08/2014
W Jenx. Very dry spell, took on the whole group as a fell run tour. Black Fell, Watch Hill, Thack Moor then back to Watch Hill and down into the cut with direct ascent to John Smith's Stone top then Grey Nag. Back over Black Fell. All bog areas dried out, but a very hot day which sapped energy, especially the hags on way back to Black Fell. Hart side cafe very welcome 3.14 hrs later! Great circuit and views.nordicstar26/07/2014
With G. From Renwick > Thack Moor > Watch Hill > RenwickRT197026/07/2014
Left my tent on Black Fell at 8am and headed over Watch Hill to Thack Moor. Returned over this then dropped into the head of Croglin Water to climb Grey Nag and back to Black Fell. The currick felt the higher point.Jake99424/07/2014
Renwick, Thack Moor, Watch Hill, Black Fellroute68522/06/2014
Walked up from Hartside café and picked up a couple of caches on the way.Walker Dan15/04/2014
Black Fell, Watch Hill, Thack Moor, Watch Hill, Tom Smith's Stone Top, Grey Nag, Tom Smith's Stone Top, Black Fellronaldo33302/03/2014
Black Fell, Watch Hill, Thack Moor, Watch Hill, Tom Smith's Stone Top, Grey Nag, Tom Smith's Stone Top, Black Fellronaldo33301/03/2014
Climbed from Hartside to Black Fell, then Grey Nag, then back and across to Thack Moor via Watch Hill. Climbed with Jack. Jack placed geocache on Watch Hill.meltdiceburg31/10/2013
Across from Thack Moor, easy walk on short grass but rather soggy. Large cairn and stone with memorial(?) inscription. Back to Renwick by another bridleway.Aye Jimmy22/09/2013
From Townhead. Watch Hill, Thack Moor. Easy track most of the way. Only pathless sections were following the wall up the side of Watch Hill and from the top of Thack Moor, but all of this was fairly easy grass tufts.ijpowell06/09/2013
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave17/07/2013
From Renwick after bagging Thack Moor.wombourne10/06/2013
From Thack Moor.steve hudson10/06/2013
Walked up from Renwick to bag this new Hewitt and Nuttall plus Watch Hill.Dugswell206/04/2013
With Jo, circular walk from Hartside Cross: Black Fell, Watch Hill, Thack Moor, Renwick, road to Selah Bridge and then bridleway. Weather; overcast, warm, very good visibility on BF, but very poor by WH and TM.amblerbob23/04/2011
With Martin R. Sunny, but cool. Parked in Croglin at approx NY 576 475Jhimmy19/03/2011
currick (cairn) appears much higher than spot heightgigglejon19/06/2010
alone (visiting Dick) SheilaS20/03/2009
Solo recovering from a virus walk -with Thack Hill. remains of a narrow snow slide/ avalanche which had stripped top turf layer off a slope.Chris Pearson22/04/2005
Renwick, park on green la 600437, Watch & Thack via FPs & moss RHW11/11/2000
Steve Q18/03/2019
A W Bryan23/01/2019