Guided Walk: High Spy Ridge and Valleys

High Spy

© Barry Grayburn

24 August 2019

A peaceful walk by River Derwent before ascending under High Spy for a ridge walk with panoramic views of the northern fells. Descend past Rigghead Quarries to Borrowdale Valley.

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  • Starts from: Rosthwaite NT car park at 10:00 am
    see start point descriptions here.
  • Grid reference: NY 257 148
  • Price: Adult £10, child free
  • Parking charges apply
  • Length: 10.4 km, 6.4 miles
  • Total ascent: 587 m (cumulative height from start point to finish point).
  • Highest point: 652 m
  • Duration: 5.5 hours
  • Grade: Hard
  • Grade description: Long and energetic walks in mountainous terrain of 8 – 16 km (5 – 10 miles). Some ascents and descents may be quite steep, possibly slippery or on loose rock. A good level of fitness is needed.
  • Well behaved dogs on leads and guide dogs are welcome.

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Group on a hillside on a guided walk in the Lake District

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