High Spy

High Spy

North Western Lake District

Route: High Spy and Maiden Moor

Area: North Western Lake District

Date of walk: 9th July 2013

Walkers: Andrew and James

Distance: 7.5 miles

Ascent: 2,200 feet

We parked just outside the lovely village of Grange and walked up the quiet lane to Manesty. A good path runs up the fellside, with wonderful views over Derwent Water

It was hard going though – another swelteringly hot day – and this made an otherwise easy ascent quite a struggle. We eventually reached Maiden Moor and walked along its flat top towards High Spy in the distance

The climb up to High Spy was straightforward, and from the summit cairn there were some great views

We then made our way down via a disused quarry, before joining the beautiful path back to Grange

It had been the fifth great walk in as many days – what a good run we’re having, and long may it continue

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