Dale Head

Overview
Height: 2,473 Feet - 753 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 223 153
Area: North Western
Ordnance Survey: OL4
Wainwright Guidebook: Six

Dale Head has interest for the geologist, for beneath the carpet of grass there is a fusion of the Skiddaw slates and the volcanic rock of Central Lakeland, some evidences of the joint can be seen on the actual summit. But perhaps Dale Head’s greatest triumph over its north western fellows is that it holds in its lap the only tarns of any size between Bassenthwaite and Honister, a further manifestation of the change of the underlying rock.

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

Dale Head seen with Hindscarth and Scope End from High Crags, Newlands.

Dale Head and Dale Head Crags seen during the descent of High Spy.

A wintery scene over Dale Head and Dale Head Crags.

Dale Head Tarn.

The view over Newlands towards Skiddaw from Dale Head summit.

Dale Head stone pillar summit cairn.

 

There are 6 walks to choose from including Dale Head

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 6 A Newlands Round

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5th March 2016
ASCENT: 5,200 Feet - 1,586 Meters
MILES: 13.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 8, Cat Bells - Maiden Moor - High Spy - Dale Head - Hindscarth - Robinson - Knott Rigg - Ard Crags
ROUTE: Gutherscale - Skellgill Bank - Cat Bells - Hause Gate - Maiden Moor - Narrow Moor - High Spy - Dalehead Tarn - Dale Head - Hindscarth Edge - Hindscarth - LIttledale Edge - Robinson - Buttermere Moss - High Smockrigg - Moss Force - Newlands Pass - Knott Rigg - Ard Crags - Birk Rigg - Newlands Pass - Stair - Skelgill - Gutherscale
 

Cat Bells to Dale Head

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27th December 2015
ASCENT: 3,320 Feet - 1,013 Meters
MILES: 10
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Cat Bells - Maiden Moor - High Spy - Dale Head
ROUTE: Gutherscale - Skelgill Bank - Cat Bells - Hause Gate - Maiden Moor - Narrow Moor - Blea Crag - High Spy - Dale Head Tarn - Dale Head - Miners Track - Newlands Valley - Above Little Town - Skelgill - Gutherscale
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 11 -The Newlands Round

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8th May 2015
ASCENT: 3,565 Feet - 1,087 Metres
MILES: 9.7
SUMMITS OVER 2,000 Ft: Nitting Haws - High Spy - Dale Head - Robinson - Hindscarth South Top - Hindscarth
ROUTE: Little Town - Knott End - High Crags - Maiden Moor - Narrow Moore - Nitting Haws - High Spy - Dalehead Tarn - Dale Head - Hindscarth Edge - Littledale Edge - Robinson - Littledale Edge - Hindscarth South Top - Hindscarth - High Crags - Scope End - Low Snab - Low House Farm - Newlands Church - Little Town
 

Robinson to Dale Head from Chapel Bridge

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27th December 2014
ASCENT: 2,900 Feet – 884 Meters
MILES: 8
WAINWRIGHTS: 2. Robinson – Dale Head
ROUTE: Chapel Bridge – Newlands Church – Low High Snab – High Snab Bank – Blea Crags – Robinson – Littledale Edge – Hindscarth Edge – Dale Head – Miners Track – Newlands Valley – Chapel Bridge
 

A Newlands Round from Little Town

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11th April 2012
ASCENT: 3,359 Feet, 1,024 Metres
MILES: 8.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Robinson, Hindscarth, Dale Head, High Spy, Maiden Moor & Cat Bells
ROUTE: Newlands Church – High Snab Bank – Robinson – Littledale Edge – Hindscarth – Hindscarth Edge – Dale Head – Dale Head Tarn – High Spy – Narrow Moor – Maiden Moor – Cat Bells – Skelgill Bank – Little Town – Newlands Church
 

Robinson,Hindscarth & Dale Head

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10th April 2010
ASCENT: 868Mtrs  2,850Ft
MILES: 9.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Robinson, Hindscarth & Dale Head
ROUTE:  
 

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