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High Spy
653m (2143ft)

The North Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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English Mountain
141st highest in England,
243rd in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 113)

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English Nuttall
190th highest in England,
326th in England & Wales

High Spy is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL4
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Maps 89 & 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited High Spy Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged High Spy

Kevin Foster walked up on March 16th, 2020 [from/via/route] Dale Head. [with] Henry. [weather] Sunny with broken cloud. Cold northerly wind. - Happily the sun came out for the long steep descent off Dale Head to Dale Head Tarn. The short climb to the summit of High Spy was made more interesting by keeping left close to the steep drop of crags. The summit cairn on High Spy marks the southern end of Maiden Moor a fairly level grassy ridge over a mile long.

Christine Shepherd climbed during June, 2005 [from/via/route] From Littletown [with] On my own [weather] Sunny - Have bagged this peak twice since. I led a group in July 05 and then on my own again on 15.9.11. Also climbed this as part of the 10 in 10 challenge 22.6.2019

Christina Lander bagged on November 30th, 2019 [from/via/route] Hawse End - Cat Bells - Maiden Moor - High Spy - Dalehead Tarn - Newlands Beck - Skelgill - Hawse End [with] Dick & Meg [weather] Beautiful sunny day, clouded over later in the afternoon - Another quite early start, to get the best of the weather

Caroline Winter hiked on August 28th, 2019 [from/via/route] Seatoller House, Scaleclose Coppice, Allerdale Ramble, Tongue Gill, High Spy [with] Becky [weather] Wet and drizzle, good visibility - Had not bagged High Spy from Robinson, as poor visibility and foul weather. Came off at Dale Head. To day, hoped to be a short walk, following yesterday's long ridge walk of Red Pike. Headed too far East and found ourselves on Scaleclose Coppice rather than the Allerdale Ramble below. On track, and checked with fellow walkers for Tongue Gill. Very slippy underfoot with rain. From mines, and gate headed up hillside and found ourselves off track and needing to retrace to find High Spy stone stack. Retraced route should have taken. Took an hour longer due to navigation errors.

Neil Walker summited on June 1st, 1982 [from/via/route] Car Park. [with] Doddridge & Commercial St URC

Jamie Bryan conquered on July 14th, 2019 [weather] Sunny

Richard Marchant scaled on October 9th, 1988 [from/via/route] We parked at the NT car park at the base of Cat Bells. This walk was basically the Newlands Round although we didn't take in Hindscarth. We started with the ascent of Cat Bells and basically followed the ridge up to High Spy then dipped down before ascending Dale Head. With my Mum being a bit tired we missed Hindscarth out and carried on along the ridge to Robinson and then cut down in to the Newlands valley and worked out way back to the car. Another lovely memory for me. [with] Mum & Dad [weather] A fine day with no wind and wall to wall sunshine - Carried out the Newlands round horseshoe with my Mum and was taken during a weeks holiday in the Lakes with Mum and my Dad although I just went out walking up the mountains with my Mum as my Dad was not fit enough to join us. We stopped at a self catering cottage at Dockray. Probably the last holiday I had away from Dorset with my Mum and Dad,

Gerard Ball walked up on April 25th, 2019 [from/via/route] Hawes End - Catbells - Maiden Moor - High Spy - Newlands Velley [with] Julie Ball [weather] Hazy, blustery at times

Andrew Johnson climbed on March 19th, 2019 [from/via/route] Catbells car park [with] TeD [weather] Overcast and windy

Stephen Rowley bagged during 2015 [from/via/route] Walkup from a Newland valley hut, along the ridge to Maiden Moor then to High spy and back down [with] Marc - Last proper Walk with Marc C

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of High Spy

Derwent Water, Blencathra, Walla Crag and 
Bleaberry Fell from High Spy

Derwent Water, Blencathra, Walla Crag and Bleaberry Fell from High Spy

Photo: Peter Swan (14)

High Spy from Dale Head Tarn

High Spy from Dale Head Tarn

Photo: Mike Knipe (42)

The Newlands Valley from High Spy with Bassenthwaite Lake in the distance and The Skiddaw Massif to the right

The Newlands Valley from High Spy with Bassenthwaite Lake in the distance and The Skiddaw Massif to the right

Photo: Wayne Hill (91)

High Spy (North Top) and High Spy from Hindscarth

High Spy (North Top) and High Spy from Hindscarth

Photo: Ivor Bennett (5)

On High Spy

On High Spy

Photo: Dave Roberts (8)

Skiddaw and Blencathra in the distance and then High Spy and Maiden Moor forming the ridge on the right from the summit of Dale Head (Newlands)

Skiddaw and Blencathra in the distance and then High Spy and Maiden Moor forming the ridge on the right from the summit of Dale Head (Newlands)

Photo: Rob Barklamb (49)

The view from the summit of Swinside (Portinscale) featuring Derwent Water, Cat Bells , Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dale Head (Newlands), Hindscarth, Robinson, Causey Pike, Sail, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Barrow and Gridedale Pike

The view from the summit of Swinside (Portinscale) featuring Derwent Water, Cat Bells , Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dale Head (Newlands), Hindscarth, Robinson, Causey Pike, Sail, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Barrow and Gridedale Pike

Photo: Mike Walker (353)

High Spy (North Top) and Maiden Moor from High Spy

High Spy (North Top) and Maiden Moor from High Spy

Photo: Ivor Bennett (3)

High Spy (North Top), High Spy, Maiden Moor, Hindscarth (left), Robinson, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Causey Pike, Barrow (Newlands) (centre), Newlands, Bassenthwaite Lake, Swinside, Skiddaw, Derwent Water and Blencathra (right) beyond from Cat Bells (Catbells)

High Spy (North Top), High Spy, Maiden Moor, Hindscarth (left), Robinson, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Causey Pike, Barrow (Newlands) (centre), Newlands, Bassenthwaite Lake, Swinside, Skiddaw, Derwent Water and Blencathra (right) beyond from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Steve Truwick (4)

360 degree panorama featuring Great Gable, Green Gable, Little Scoat Fell & Pillar (distance), Brandreth, Dale Head (Newlands), High Spy, Glaramara, Esk Pike, Great End and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

360 degree panorama featuring Great Gable, Green Gable, Little Scoat Fell & Pillar (distance), Brandreth, Dale Head (Newlands), High Spy, Glaramara, Esk Pike, Great End and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (15)


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