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Name:Powleys Hill
Hill number:3842
Height:465m / 1526ft
Parent (Ma):2528  High Street
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle)
Class:Birkett, Synge
Grid ref:NY 50476 13514
Summit feature:small rocky mound
Col:460m  NY504135  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S
Observations:three tops to NE all just lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 251 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked in Burnbanks at 51087 16162 and made up a circuit of Scalebarrow Knot, Harper Hills, Powleys Hill, Hare Shaw, Brown Howe, Naddle High Forest, Wallow Crag, Naddle Low Forest, Hugh Laithes Pike and Nameless Naddle Horseshoe. Quite a trek as much of it is pathless and it was a very hot day.clivevilla24/06/2024
Parked in Swindale- plenty of parking for an early start due to heat Prow to Scalebarrow Knot - Harper Hills - Hare Shaw - Powleys Hill - Swindale Foot Crag Intermittent paths at times, slightly wet, bonus seeing and hearing 3 cuckoosmatty1971b19/05/2024
From Burnbanks, Scalebarrow Knott, Harper Hills, Powleys Hill, Hare Shaw, Brown Howe, Naddle High Forest, Wallow Crag, Naddle Low Forest, Hugh's Laithes Pike and Naddle Horseshoe 3. Quiet walk in lovely conditions. View of the day from Brown Howe.oldbagger2716/05/2024
Naddle Horseshoe from parking on Concrete road. Great little walk, apart from the descent from point 395 which was head ferns for what seemed miles but was probably a couple of hundred yards. Just under 3 hours.Longwojo07/07/2023
From Naddle Farm road end. 13 km, 450 m asc. E Along the Frith Wood Concrete Road and SW on the Rosgill Moor track to the summits of Scalebarrow Knott and the two tops on Harper Hills, continuing to Powley's Hill and Hare Shaw summits. NNW down to the RSPB walk path and up to Naddle High Forest, Wallow Crag, Hugh's Laithe Pike, Low Forest and the nameless cairn (Naddle Farm End). S to join the track to Naddle Farm. Good tracks in the beginning and end. Rough, boggy, pathless sections from Harper Hills to the Naddle Farm track. Sunny.
6 of 8 starting at Mardale head car park. Down from nabs moor and up the old corpse road once again turning into rough ground. Nice summitThe-Z-Man05/02/2023
with seanjordanwalmsley198705/02/2023
Up grassy slopes from Harper Hills. Solo.Dangerous Dave24/12/2021
From Haweswater corpse road, this route also takes in Nabs Crag, Howes, Selside Pike and Brown Howe, a fairly hard day off paths most of the way, tussocks, pathless wet and boggy but some great views, great weather. 5hrs 10 minutes with a lot of stops.smocks and denims22/11/2021
AW's Naddle horseshoe, clockwise to go with the lay of the bracken (mostly), from parking at NY528156. Not popular, not surprising given the ankle wrecking terrain when not on one of the intermittent paths, which themselves were often obscured by deep grass. Faint FP descent from final pt 395 vanishes in a swamp infested with big tussocks, I missed the correct exit and ended up in grade 5+ veg [FIGHT] down to track Y-junction. Back along UU's private road - the dire warnings of this road's propensity to be a car-killer were ignored by several - but I saw no sick, injured or deceased cars en route.Isbjorn10/10/2021
The Naddle Horseshoe from the concrete parking area where the Swindale Road crosses a private road. Scalebarrow Knott, Harper Hills, Powley's Hill, Hare Shaw, High Forest (Kit Crag), Wallow Crag, Low Forest (a heathery beast!), Hugh's Laithes Pike and a nameless Summit (Synge's Naddle Farm Top). Pleasant, spacious walking.Nick Down102/07/2021
Outlying Fells Walk 50: The Naddle Horseshoe from Swindale Foot, visiting Scalebarrow Knott, Naddle Low Forest, Nameless - Naddle Horseshoe 1, Hugh Laithes Pike, Wallow Crag, Naddle High Forest, Brown Howe, Hare Shaw, Powleys Hill, Harper Hills, Swindale Foot Crag. 16.5km with 670m ascent, taking 5.5 hours.silveracorn_alan21/04/2021
Naddle Forrest and Howestomd431/03/2021
Circuit of tops around Naddle valley. Still mostly freezing. With B and Rjenx12/01/2021
Scalebarrow Knott, Harper Hills, Powleys Hill, Hare Shaw, Brown Howe, Selside Pike, Branstree NE Top, Branstreekeithouk13/09/2020
With Sue, NB from road to Swindale and water board. Scalebarrow Knotts, Harper Hills, Powley's Hill, Hare Shaw and on return an awkward ascent of Swindale Foot Crag on an increasing hot day.Frank21/07/2020
With FR and Sue, from road to Swindale and water board. Scalebarrow Knotts, Harper Hills, Powley's Hill, Hare Shaw and on return an awkward ascent of Swindale Foot Crag on an increasing hot day.Bheinn21/07/2020
From lay-by on at Swindale: Scalebarrow Knott, Harper Hill, Powleys Hill, Hare Shaw, Brown Howe, Naddle High Forest, Wallow Crag, Naddle Low Forest and Hugh's Laithes Pike. Naddle Horseshoe, but managed to miss last fell out. Hottest day of the year so far, stifling at times.Lazylizzie29/05/2020
Vis Harper Hills and onto Hare Shaw. Visited the other tops to NE as well.Fisky Boy16/05/2019
With Fisky BoyBrenda Cloke16/05/2019
From Burnbanks a round of Scalebarrow Knott, Harper Hill, Powleys Hill, Hare Shaw, Brown Howe, Naddle High Forest, Wallow Crag, Naddle Low Forest and Hugh's Laithes Pike.rhalstead22/12/2018
Naddle Horseshoe inc Brown HoweAjm031024/03/2018
A round of 9 Synges, this the third. From Harper Hills and on to Hare Shaw via the Swindale Common trig bolt. Mostly rough ground, occasional sheep/deer trods.jonglew14/01/2018
Parked on hard standing concrete NY52800 15700. Swindale foot Crag -> Harper Hills -> Powleys Hill -> Hare Shaw -> Brown Howe (Mardale) -> Naddle High Forest (nameless (Naddle Horseshoe -1)) -> Wallow Crag (nameless (Naddle Horseshoe -2)) -> Naddle Low Forest -> Hugh's laithes pike -> Nameless (Naddle Horseshoe -3) -> Scalebarrow Knott. Good weather, but used GPS for a few bags because most looked like a lump of mounds! Those private roads were interesting, must drive them some time ;-)Jhimmy19/11/2017
Cj bwchrisj196527/10/2017
WOs 79-85; Bs 66-72. Found we could have an extra week in the Lakes so decided to bag all the Shap fells and so do all the Outliers in one go. Started with basically a reverse of W's Naddle Forest horseshoe. From end of path above the farm through thick bracken, reeds and bog to the first nameless top, then more bracken but picked up an intermittent path over Hugh Laithes Pike, Wallow Crag and Naddle High Forest, adding Naddle Low Forest. Joyce returned down the valley. Then a horrid rough ascent to Hare Shaw and rough ground over Powley's Hill to the very boggy track. Harper Hills and Scalebarrow Knott made an easier finish and Joyce picked me up at the waterworks road. Good, clear weather but hard work.BURGESS08/08/2017
With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave07/08/2017
Doing the round of WOs, picked up this en routebardolph06/07/2017
A pleasant amble with Sally Gibson Nice Rasy day outShutterlag01/06/2017
From Hare Shaw. Getting tired and trying not to lose concentration on tricky navigation. Got back to car at 8 after messing about going to the wrong summit of Bewbarrow Crag.Wycombe Wanderer23/08/2016
Parked in layby on minor road east of dam at NY50608 15639 (Space for 3 cars) – SE along bridleway to Naddle Farm & then continued up bridleway to ridge – Starting with Scalebarrow Knott, completed a clockwise circuit of the Naddle Horseshoe, bagging the 7 WOs as well as Powley’s Hill (B), Brown Howe (B) & Naddle Low Forest (B). (PM)gerrybowes08/04/2016
3rd of 10 with GB.bolton08/04/2016
From Swindale via Corpse roadHavenchris18/02/2016
A round of Scalebarrow Knott, nameless WO, Hugh's Laithes Pike, Naddle Low Forest, Wallow Crag, Naddle High Forest, Hare Shaw, Brown How and Powleys Hill from the Swindle car park. Hard going through tall bracken (in October) and over rough ground.Eddie12/10/2015
Remaining tops of Naddle Horseshoe(others bagged previously)on perfect late summer's day.Powleys Hill-Naddle High Forest-Wallow Crag(best top I thought)-Hugh's Laithes Pike-Naddle Low Forest(easily the worst)-Final Nameless Mound.With Oscar.catman16/09/2015
With Catman.oscarrosie16/09/2015
From Hare Shawrb01/05/2015
solo walk great views and weathercolinfielding01/05/2015
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave15/10/2014
Roadside parking on the road north of Naddle Farm then a brisk walk THROUGH the farm (ignoring the bridleway marker as you enter the farmyard), turning left after 100 yards along a good path to the summit ridge. Thence an easy, painless walk to the summit.moorsman19/06/2014
Wainwright's Naddle Horseshoe walk with a couple of added Birketts. Scalebarrow Knot, Harper Hills, Powleys Hill, Hare Shaw, Naddle High Forest [nameless (Naddle Horseshoe - 1)], Wallow Crag [nameless (Naddle Horseshoe - 2)], Hugh's Laithes Pike, Naddle Low Forest and nameless (Naddle Horseshoe - 3). With Lynn. Generally cloudy, with one heavy shower.PaulH27/04/2014
Diverted from Wainwright's Naddle Horseshoe walk from Rosgill Moor. With David.citygent13/04/2014
Dropped down to the wall and followed it for a while before heading directly to the top.Si's 2nd round08/01/2014
Easy parking 521 142. Did a horseshoe 2629 2618 3842 2599 3830 3328 3329 3848 2619. Fine walk with a few bits of bog.destaylor15/11/2013
Hawes Water Dam Naddle Farm Scalebarrow Knott Harper Hills Powleys Hill Hare Shaw Brown Howe Mardale Naddle High Forest Wallow Crag Naddle Low Forest Hawes Water DamAndy Hirst12/08/2013
Climbed as part of a Naddle horseshoe. Very hot with superbly clear views.JohnStoneham16/07/2013
From Swindale Rd/Private Rd. Scalebarrow Knott, Harpers Hills, Powleys Hill, Hare Shaw, Naddle High Forest, Wallow Crag, Naddle Low Forest, Hugh's Laithes Pike, Nameless Summit. A few battles with bog and bracken.Sid08/06/2013
Continuation of ridge from Hare Shawrobert03/06/2013
Parked NY 52831 15679 > Scalebarrow Knott > Harper Hills > POWLEYS HILL unmarked grassy mound > Hare Shaw > Selside Pike > Nabs Moor > Howes > Branstree NE Top > Branstree > Brown Howe > Naddle High Forest > Wallow Crag > Naddle Low Forest > Hugh's Laithes Pike > nameless (Naddle Horseshoe - 3) > NY52831 15679Tony Hartry II31/05/2013