Dale Head

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The highest of the group of fells rising at the head of the Newlands Valley which include Hindscarth, Robinson and High Spy; Dale Head offers a variety of interesting walking routes to its summit. The peak's northern aspect is a wild and craggy outlook and here lies the best route up. From Newlands Beck an ancient miners' track leads up between the crags to gain the summit ridge or the valley track can be followed below the crags of High Spy to Dalehead Tarn.

The southerly flank overlooks the Honister Pass road on its descent to Buttermere and though steep, lacks the interest of the northern crags. The easiest way up which is in fact one of the easiest ways up any major Lakeland Fell, unsurprisingly starts from the road summit at Honister - a head start of 1170 feet. The central location of Dale Head between the Borrowdale and Buttermere valleys ensure that the summit views are worth any effort involved in getting there and one feels almost to have cheated by walking up from the Pass!

Elevation (feet): 2,471
Elevation (meters): 753
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Lake District
Latitude: 54.527159
Longitude: -3.202
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Manchester, Liverpool
Convenient Center: Keswick

Thanks to Pete Buckley for adding this peak.

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