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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 128 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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 couldn’t 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 “bog”Sockpan20/10/2019
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
Steve Q18/03/2019
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
A W Bryan23/01/2019
easy fell from Thack Moor out and back solocolinfielding05/11/2018
Gavin Theobald27/09/2018
andrew brown20/07/2018
Ben Rinnes19/07/2018
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
George Gradwell02/11/2017
Edwin Gradwell02/10/2017
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
cumbria mammoth04/09/2016
Alan Caine16/07/2016
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
Dave Geere04/07/2015
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