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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

John Hanlon walked up 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 climbed 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 bagged 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 hiked 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 summited 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 conquered 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 scaled 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 walked up 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 climbed on June 1st, 1982 [from/via/route] Car Park. [with] Doddridge & Commercial St URC

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

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

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)

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

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

Photo: Dave Roberts (7)

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)

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

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

Photo: Ivor Bennett (3)

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 (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)

The large beacon on the summit of High Spy

The large beacon on the summit of High Spy

Photo: Christine Shepherd (526)

Dale Head (Newlands) and High Spy from Base Brown

Dale Head (Newlands) and High Spy from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (18)

High Spy from Dale Head Tarn

High Spy from Dale Head Tarn

Photo: Mike Knipe (42)

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)


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