Dale Head – (63) North Western Fells

Wainwright 63 – Book 6 ‘The North Western Fells’

Height: 2,473ft – 754m

Grid reference: NY 223 153 




Walks including Dale Head:

Dale Head – Hindscarth – Robinson – from Honister Pass, linear route 15.8.17

Dale Head summit with High Spy beyond and the Newlands Valley

Dale Head summit cairn

Pal and Mila at the summit pillar on Dale Head.

The route across Hindscarth to Dale Head with Honister Slate Mine and Honister Pass and Gatesgarth Beck below.



Isn’t this a glorious view of the Newlands Valley taken from the route up Catbells.  Left to right: Maiden Moor with the ridge leading down to Knott End and Yewthwaite Comb and Newlands Church; then the dark summit of Dale Head; following the ridge along to Hindscarth and down Hindscarth’s ridge to High Crags then down Scope End. The next fell to the right is Robinson sloping down to High Snab Bank.  Red Pike is the dark fell beyond, lost in cloud.  Finally on the right are the slopes of Knott Rigg.