Name:Dale Head
Hill number:2400
Height:754m / 2474ft
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - North Western Fells
County/UA:Cumberland
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel,BL,Bg,Cm)
Grid ref:NY 22289 15325
Summit feature:no feature 18m W of large cairn
Drop:397.7m
Col:356.3m  NY 2245 1355  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4S
Observations:ground at cairn (Wainwright/Birkett) at NY 22310 15330 is 30cm lower
Survey:Abney level
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From Little Town with Andy and Richard.JohnStoneham06/02/2024
Phil Sunny :)danwalker115009/09/2023
From the mine car park with DW. What a glorious September day albeit very humid. Dale Head (No cloud), Hindscarth and Robinson descending over Buttermere Moss as it's been so dry. V.Steep pathback to Newlands Hause. Not good on jelly legs descending Robinson to the moss.nukeboy108/09/2023
From the mine car park with DW, DS10 and DD8. Dale Head only as the cloud dropped thickly on us as we approached the summit. Hindscarth can wait....nukeboy101/09/2023
From the slate mine, easy track all the way.iangalbraith20/07/2023
Loop up Cat Bells and Robinson from Little Town (09/07/2023 Cat Bells, Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dale Head, Hindscarth, Robinson)nat57109/07/2023
R K Richard Tait24/06/2023
from the slate mineholtsd23/06/2023
Catbells to Robinsontrimarc221/06/2023
From Robinson as part of 10of10cjwilliams17/06/2023
A Newlands Round from Little Town. Robinson, Hindscarth, Dale Head, High Spy, Maiden Moor & Cat Bells.sms.3726/05/2023
R K Leg 5 BG Richard Tait23/05/2023
10.2 miles 3804ft walk, start at Honister Pass NT carpark to Dale Head, Hindscarth, Robinson and High Snockrigg.stephenbuda17/05/2023
Teenager with Altitude fell race.paulcook280922/04/2023
walked with Dave W, Marc & Hannah.jonsutterby7115/04/2023
High Snab Bank, Robinson, Hindscarth, Dale Head, Barrow, Outersidekeithouk08/04/2023
Wainwright Walk 42: Spider (Dale Head, Robinson, Hindscarth, High Spy, Maiden Moor & Catbells)DavidHiner22/02/2023
R K Superb clear Richard Tait05/02/2023
Bob & Duke Saturday 21st/1/2023 Z 1351 hrs.DukeNukem21/01/2023
With Keithchristine9920/01/2023
Wow, all alone up here in snow and ice. Great trudge up. A few hardy sheep just below summit. Cold. However magnificent views, could see for miles. Loads of pics. Had a sarnie. Decided that completing Newlands in short day with loads of ice on descent wise to leave for another day. Decided to go to Hindscarth and descend that way. Glad I did. Company: Solo.iandesbottes16/01/2023
Skelgill Bank - Cat Bells - Maiden Moor - High Spy - Dale Head - Hindscarth - High Crags - Red Knott - Scope EndJHes18/12/2022
Stuart & Duke Friday 28th/10/2022 Z 1539 hrs.DukeNukem28/10/2022
The Newlands Horseshoe anticlockwise from Little Town, with the aim of collecting 7 Birketts / Synges not yet visited on my countless walks along the main ridges. So rather than ascending Robinson, I took the Scope End ridge direct up to Hindscarth, visiting the summits of Scope End, Red Knott and High Crags enroute. Then the usual path to Dale Head. Descended part way towards Honister Pass, taking minor track in a long sweep across the boggy High Scawdel, dropping past the head of Tongue Gill. There then followed very tough terrain along the side of High Spy to bag Low Scawdel and Nitting Haws. From there used the track to bring me out onto the main ridge. Headed S to the main top, then returned N to the N Top. Followed the wonderful cliff edge track to the summit of Maiden Moor, then on along the main track, before dropping steeply down the east side of the crags and across the undulating shelf to High Crags, and back to Little Town. 18km with 1200m ascent, taking me 7 hours.silverwolf_alan25/10/2022
From Chapel Bridge, Little Town, Newlands. 15 km, 990 m asc. S along the Dale Head mine track to Goldscope Mines. Cross Newlands Beck and take the ridge path SW and S over Scope End, Red Knott and High Crags to the summit of Hindscarth. Continue by Hindscath Edge to Dale Head summit. E down to Dalehead Tarn and then N over High Spy and Maiden Moor and onto Catbells summit. Return S to Hause Gate and take the Yewthwaite Comb bridleway back to Little Town. Sunny. https://www.flickr.com/photos/samandjo/albums/72177720303032668SalmonJoe18/10/2022
Veryhappybunny05/09/2022
Climbed from Honister via the old slate minesrossdrummond02/09/2022
Dale Head, Hindscarth, Robinson, High Snockrigg from Honister to Buttermere, while supervising the GSAL Explorer Scouts on the third day of their Queen's Scout Award expedition.10km with 700m ascent in 4.5 hours.silverwolf_alan02/09/2022
W/DC. Birkett CLF DAL 1.Sedge09/06/2022
Climbed returning to HF Derwent Bank from Hindscarth via High Spy and Catbells.PeakyPete04/06/2022
Simms on Nuttall 2.1. Parked at Little Town -> Robinson -> Hindsgarth -> Dale Head -> High Spy back via Hause Gate.Peter_W_Mitchell 01/06/2022
GL3D - day 1andy.painter30/04/2022
As part of the Newlands round from Little Town.Andrew Pearson25/04/2022
solo. Glorious weatherTrekClimbing08/04/2022
Newlands Horseshoe, with Tammy and Fudge snow on topHippo31/03/2022
Modified Newlands Valley Horseshoe route (clockwise), including Catbells. Cut short before Robinson and came down the Hindscarth ridge due to light and conditions. Great views while clambering down.Barns15017/03/2022
Short out and back from Honister Slate Mine after doing the Via Ferrata.Dan Baddeley12/03/2022
Wainwright #3Cessarine15/02/2022
Newlands RoundLONGISHROPE4610/09/2021
High Snockrigg, Robinson, Dale Head, and Hindscarth, while supervising the GSAL Explorer Scouts on the second day of their Queen's Scout Award expedition from Borrowdale to Buttermere. With Annette and Hugh. 14km with 960m ascent in 8 hours.silveracorn_alan07/09/2021
Alone. Lovely warm sunny day. From Honister & on to Hindscarth & Robinson.Gazza195119/07/2021
Great day out if a bit hot in the sun. 24km loop for 8 wainwrights and a very warm swim in Derwant Water at the end.atreides788718/07/2021
From Honister to Dale Head - Hindscarth - Robinson - High Snockrigg and down into Buttermere for the bus back to Honister slate mine. Fabulous views and fantastic weather.Delta6817/07/2021
From Rosthwaite to Dale Head via tongue gill then descent via hindscarth High crags red knott and scope endkeenwalker14/07/2021
from Honister. 45th ascent.IWC03/07/2021
9 mile loop starting at little town car park. Including high snab, Robinson, dale head, hindscarth, high crags, red knott and scope end. Wainwright no. 61 With Chantelle. Marilyn no. 49The-Z-Man02/07/2021
See Kamoot entry for full details/gpx download: https://www.komoot.com/tour/394695333outlawcatcher17/06/2021
Lovely, sunny day. From Honister ... Destination Buttermereapshepherd19/05/2021
Overcast/dry.Amanda&JamesExplore15/05/2021
83windybilly21/04/2021