High Spy

Overview
Height: 2,143 Feet - 653 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 234 162
Area: North Western
Ordnance Survey: OL4
Wainwright Guidebook: Six

High country can rarely be appraised properly from the valley-level, however. The long skyline visible from below is not the ridge of the fell, as it appears to be, but the edge of a wide plateau where the steep rise of the slopes eases to a gentler gradient, the true spine lying well back, an d it is here, along a crest, that one really enters upon fell walkers territory.

 

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

High Spy and Maiden Moor seen over Newlands.

High Spy from the ascent of Dale Head.

The north west fells from High Spy's summit cairn

 

There are 8 walks to choose from including High Spy

Cat Bells to High Spy

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20th August 2017
ASCENT: 2,143 Feet - 653 Metres
MILES: 9
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Cat Bells - Maiden Moor - High Spy
ROUTE: Gutherscale - Skelgill Bank - Cat Bells - Hause Gate - Maiden Moor - Narrow Moor - Blea Crag - High Spy - Dalehead Tarn - Newlands Valley - Above Little Town - Skelgill - Gutherscale
 

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
 

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
 

The High Spy Ridge

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20th November 2011
ASCENT: 2,142 Feet, 653 Meters
MILES: 8.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Cat Bells, Maiden Moor & High Spy
ROUTE: Gutherscale – Cat Bells – Maiden Moor – High Spy – Dalehead Tarn –Newlands Beck – Little Town – Gutherscale
 

Cat Bells & High Spy

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24th January 2010
ASCENT: 2143 Ft  653 Mtrs
MILES:  
WAINWRIGHTS: 3 Cat Bells,Maiden Moor & High Spy
ROUTE:  
 

Cat Bells & High Spy

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27th September 2009
ASCENT: 653 Mtrs  2143Ft
MILES: xxx
WAINWRIGHTS: 3  Catbells,Maiden Moor,High Spy
ROUTE: xxxx
 

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