Guide to England's hills & mountains


Watches - Cumbria
© Michael Graham and licensed for reuse under this Licence

Watches is the 10467th highest peak in the British Isles and the 1466th tallest in England


333.0 m (1093 ft)


8.0 m (26 ft)

Survey method

Abney level


Rock 5m E of pile of stones


  • Birkett
  • Synge

Hill / mountain range

Lake District N

Nearest town

Keswick, Cumbria

OS map sheets

OS25: 004N (The English Lakes)
OS25: 004S (The English Lakes)
OS50: 089 (West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water)
OS50: 090 (Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside)

Notes & comments

Rocky top 120m S at NY 24085 30282 about 50cm lower