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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,
244th 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)



High Spy is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

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Your Personal Mountain & Hill Bagging Record Your Personal Mountain & Hill Bagging Record

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 Spy Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged High Spy

Christina Lander walked up 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 climbed 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 bagged on June 1st, 1982 [from/via/route] Car Park. [with] Doddridge & Commercial St URC

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

Richard Marchant summited 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 conquered 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 scaled on March 19th, 2019 [from/via/route] Catbells car park [with] TeD [weather] Overcast and windy

Stephen Rowley walked up 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 climbed on August 17th, 2018 [from/via/route] Derwentwater launch [with] Barbara [weather] Windy, wet, cloudy

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

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

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)

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), 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)

On High Spy

On High Spy

Photo: Dave Roberts (8)

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) and Maiden Moor from High Spy

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

Photo: Ivor Bennett (3)

The large beacon on the summit of High Spy

The large beacon on the summit of High Spy

Photo: Christine Shepherd (526)

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)

*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)

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)


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