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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,
325th 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

Tim Winn walked up on April 21st, 2021 [from/via/route] Hawse End Ferry [with] Jane [weather] Good

Dave Eyes climbed on September 28th, 2020 [from/via/route] Parked at Littletown. Ascended up to the path between Catbells and Maiden Moor and walked along to High Spy. Travelled on to Dale Head Tarn and up the side to Dale Head. Continued round to Hindscarth and then back to the ridge walk and on to Robinson. Returned to Littletown along the back of Robinson [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Cloudy with strong wind and some rain and very wet under foot. Limited views. - Limited views.

David Butterfield bagged on September 10th, 2020 [from/via/route] Rosthwaite

John Hanlon hiked on September 13th, 2020 [from/via/route] Hotel- Borrowdale Gates Hotel, walk started from hotel [with] Gail [weather] Sunny - 3 Wainwright walk, including Catbells, Maiden Moor, High Spy 3 of 3

Boyd Gilmore summited on August 20th, 2020 [from/via/route] Hawes End [with] Samuel [weather] Superb clear day with gentle breeze - Included Maiden Moor and High Spy

Andrew Flynn conquered on August 8th, 2020 [from/via/route] c459 The Greater Newlands Horseshoe from Hawes End [with] Nicola [weather] Very very sunny - Ran out of water with approx 7 miles to go. A lot of lessons learnt that day.

Andy Buxton scaled on July 1st, 1989 [from/via/route] From Little town via Scope End. Ciruit taking in Hindscarth, Dale Head, High Spy and Maiden Moor [with] St Clements Bog-Trotters [weather] Clear with some showers

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

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

On High Spy

On High Spy

Photo: Dave Roberts (8)

High Spy from Dale Head Tarn

High Spy from Dale Head Tarn

Photo: Mike Knipe (42)

Cat Bells, High Spy (just poking up) and Dale Head (Newlands) (in the distance far right) from the Swinside Inn near Portinscale

Cat Bells, High Spy (just poking up) and Dale Head (Newlands) (in the distance far right) from the Swinside Inn near Portinscale

Photo: Mike Walker (360)

Dale Head (Newlands) and High Spy from Base Brown

Dale Head (Newlands) and High Spy from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (18)

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)

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)

High Spy (North Top) and High Spy from Hindscarth

High Spy (North Top) and High Spy from Hindscarth

Photo: Ivor Bennett (5)

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, High Spy (North Top) and Cat Bells (Catbells) and Derwent Water from Latrigg

*High Spy, High Spy (North Top) and Cat Bells (Catbells) and Derwent Water from Latrigg

Photo: Richard Nicholls (23)

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

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

Photo: Ivor Bennett (3)


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