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High Spy
653m (2143ft)

Walk High Spy walking UK Mountains in The North Western Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England
High Spy

Photograph by David Hayter

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High Spy is on interactive maps:

  • OS Explorer (Orange Covers) sheet: OL4
  • OS Landranger (Pink Covers) sheet: 89 and 90
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    High Spy is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

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    You can walk to the top of High Spy by using any of these 5 easy to follow route maps:

    Walk c291 Cat Bells and High Spy from Hawes End

    Route Summary: - Hawes End, Derwent Water, Newlands Valley, Skelgill Bank, Woodford's Path, Cat Bells (Catbells), Maiden Moor, High Spy (North Top), High Spy, Dalehead Tarn, Newlands Valley, Newlands Church, Little Town, Hawes End.

    Length: 13.5km (8½ miles) | Ascent: 766m (2,512ft) | Allow at least: 5½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk c100 The Newlands Horseshoe from Hawes End

    Route Summary: - Hawes End, Derwent Water, Skelgill Bank, Woodford's Path, Cat Bells (Catbells), Maiden Moor, High Spy (North Top), High Spy, Dalehead Tarn, Dale Head (Newlands), Hindscarth, High Crags, Scope End, Low Snab Farm, Newlands Church, Little Town, Newlands Valley, Hawes End, Derwent Water.

    Length: 16km (10 miles) | Ascent: 1,093m (3,585ft) | Allow at least: 7¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End

    Route Summary: - Hawes End, Derwent Water, Skelgill Bank, Woodford's Path, Cat Bells (Catbells), Maiden Moor, High Spy (North Top), High Spy, Dale Head Tarn, Rigghead Quarries, The Allerdale Ramble, Castle Crag, River Derwent, Yewdale Knott, Manesty, Manesty Band, Hawes End, Derwent Water.

    Length: 16km (10 miles) | Ascent: 1,082m (3,349ft) | Allow at least: 7¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c313 The Newlands Fells from Hawes End

    Route Summary: - Hawes End, Derwent Water, Skelgill Bank, Woodford's Path, Cat Bells (Catbells), Maiden Moor, High Spy (North Top), High Spy, Dale Head Tarn, Dale Head (Newlands), Hindscarth Edge, Hindscarth, Littledale Edge, Robinson, High Snab Bank, Newlands Church, Little Town, Hawes End, Derwent Water.

    Length: 19km (12 miles) | Ascent: 1,266m (4,152ft) | Allow at least: 8½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c459 The Greater Newlands Horseshoe from Hawes End

    Route Summary: - Hawes End, Derwent Water, Skelgill Bank, Woodford's Path, Cat Bells (Catbells), Maiden Moor, High Spy (North Top), High Spy, Dalehead Tarn, Dale Head (Newlands), Hindscarth, Littledale Edge, Robinson, High Snockrigg, Moss Force, Newlands Hause, Knott Rigg, Ard Crags, Birkrigg, Keskerdale Beck, Newlands Church, Newlands Beck, Little Town, Skelgill Farm, Hawes End Derwent Water.

    Length: 24km (15 miles) | Ascent: 1,648m (5,409ft) | Allow at least: 11hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Very Hard



    If you LOG ON and then RELOAD this page it will display when you climbed, bagged and conquered High Spy, what the weather was like, who you went with and any other comments you might like to add to remind you of that fantastic day. For more details see Your Personal Mountain, Top, Peak and Hill Bagging Record.



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

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

    Stephen Rowley climbed High Spy 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

    Andrew Joss bagged High Spy on August 17th, 2018 [from/via/route] Derwentwater launch [with] Barbara [weather] Windy, wet, cloudy

    Stephen Eddy hiked High Spy on July 13th, 2018 [from/via/route] Hawes End [with] Mike Woodhouse and Tony Harris [weather] Cloudy

    Lucy Perchard summited High Spy on May 12th, 2018 [from/via/route] Up from Maiden Moor and then on to Dale Head on a full Newlands Round walk [with] Tony [weather] Lovely - Fantastic views up to Dale Head and Hindscarth

    Vic Royle conquered High Spy on May 18th, 2018 [from/via/route] Last night at Annabel's [with] Team Wiggle [weather] Beautiful bottom, blind top - 'A Short Stay With Plenty Of Nappies' Monty's early start Catbells' Festival of Light abandoned Feeling blue and scared of you Slater climb, slicey hand

    Geoffrey Robertshaw scaled High Spy on June 10th, 2018 [from/via/route] up from Cat Bells [with] Wife [weather] Great - Great Views at the top

    Claire Kirk walked up High Spy on March 10th, 2015 [from/via/route] Bottom of Catbells [with] Alone [weather] Sunshine and clear day

    Carol Hancock climbed High Spy on May 20th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Manesty via Hause End, Cat Bells, Maiden Moor, Blea Crag. [with] Dave Hancock [weather] Overcast but dry, sunny intervals. - Very steep and rocky descent via Rigghead Quarry = sore feet and quads.

    John Bryers bagged High Spy on April 29th, 2018 [with] Janet Bryers, David, Janine and Freya Gray. With Mya and Jazz [weather] Windy, very cool on ridge due to NE wind. Warmer in sun and on return leg. - Jazz had a fit but recovered quickly.

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

    The large beacon on the summit of High Spy

    1. The large beacon on the summit of High Spy
    Photo: Christine Shepherd (526)

    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)

    2. 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)

    Dale Head (Newlands) and High Spy from Base Brown

    3. Dale Head (Newlands) and High Spy from Base Brown
    Photo: Chris Brankin (18)

    Derwent Water with Keswick and the Skiddaw Massif beyond from High Spy

    4. Derwent Water with Keswick and the Skiddaw Massif beyond from High Spy
    Photo: Dave Roberts (7)

    On High Spy

    5. On High Spy
    Photo: Dave Roberts (8)

    Looking South from High Spy

    6. Looking South from High Spy
    Photo: Rob Barklamb (33)

    High Spy from Dale Head Tarn

    7. 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

    8. The Newlands Valley from High Spy with Bassenthwaite Lake in the distance and The Skiddaw Massif to the right
    Photo: Wayne Hill (91)

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

    9. Derwent Water, Blencathra, Walla Crag and Bleaberry Fell from High Spy
    Photo: Peter Swan (14)

    High Spy (North Top) and High Spy from Hindscarth

    10. High Spy (North Top) and High Spy from Hindscarth
    Photo: Ivor Bennett (5)


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