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Great Rigg
766m (2514ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

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English Mountain
62nd highest in England,
107th in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 54)

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76th highest in England,
130th in England & Wales

Walk Great Rigg walking UK Mountains in The Eastern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

The view from the summit of Great Rigg

Photo: Jamie Caryl





Great Rigg is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Maps OL5 & OL7
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



Great Rigg is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

*Version marked with the walk routes you need to follow to Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 walks.



You can walk to the top of Great Rigg by using any of these 6 easy to follow route maps:








Your Personal Mountain & Hill Bagging Record Your Personal Mountain & Hill Bagging Record

If you LOG ON and then RELOAD this page it will display when you climbed, bagged and conquered Great Rigg, what the weather was like, who you went with and any other comments you might like to add to remind you of that fantastic day. For more details see Your Personal Mountain, Top, Peak and Hill Bagging Record.



Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Great Rigg Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Great Rigg

Adrian Collins walked up Great Rigg on May 12th, 2019 [from/via/route] Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside (c247). [with] David & Dicky [weather] Dry, mostly clear - Excellent views. Wonderful day. Having done the walk in both directions, I definitely prefer doing the horseshoe clockwise.

Alan Jolly climbed Great Rigg on May 10th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Ambleside as part of Fairfield Horseshoe [with] Denis Jolly [weather] Sunny on the way out and sleet and rain on the way back

Simon Boddy bagged Great Rigg on April 22nd, 2019 [from/via/route] Grasmere (A591 layby) [with] My girlfriend [weather] A lovely warm and sunny day. Cooler at the summit though.

Liz Sheerin hiked Great Rigg on June 24th, 2016 [from/via/route] Ambleside - Fairfield Horseshoe [with] Neil

John Tippins summited Great Rigg on October 26th, 2018 [from/via/route] Started at Red Bank Road car park, Grasmere. Route c266 go4awalk.com [with] Solo [weather] Very dramatic sky when I left the cottage - bright sunshine and dark clouds. The sky darkened on the way to Grasmere, then it was blanket cloud, then it started raining, then the sun came out, then it started snowing. It was sunny and bright the rest of the day but the northern wind was bitterly cold - minus 12 with wind chill, so the forecast said.

John Almond conquered Great Rigg on July 5th, 2018 [from/via/route] c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside - Nab Scar - Heron Pike - GREAT RIGG - Fairfield - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - High Pike - Low Pike - Wainwright 137 [weather] Hot, cloudy at times. - Stayed on the ridge from Low Pike, missing out High Sweden Bridge

Lucy Perchard scaled Great Rigg on May 17th, 2018 [from/via/route] On the Fairfield Horseshoe from Heron Pike [with] Tony [weather] Lovely but very windy

Simon Myerscough walked up Great Rigg on October 6th, 2007 [from/via/route] C230 [with] Alan Glasgow & Andy Gill (Shaun's Ambleside weekend) [weather] Sunny & warm

Graham Coules climbed Great Rigg on September 16th, 2017 [from/via/route] Fairfield Horseshoe [weather] Warm and sunny.

Anjanee Neat bagged Great Rigg on August 19th, 2017 [from/via/route] The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside [with] Husband and walking group, the Lake District walkers [weather] Cloudy, sunny, windy - Total number of people 6, inc guide

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Great Rigg

Great Rigg from Hart Crag

Great Rigg from Hart Crag

Photo: John Holt (1)

Seat Sandal from Great Rigg on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Seat Sandal from Great Rigg on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (338)

Seat Sandal (left) Grisedale Hause, Fairfield (centre) and Great Rigg above The Pass of Dunmail Raise from the top of High Raven Crag

Seat Sandal (left) Grisedale Hause, Fairfield (centre) and Great Rigg above The Pass of Dunmail Raise from the top of High Raven Crag

Photo: Alan Wainwright (203)

Lake Windermere, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Heron Pike (North Top) and Great Rigg (far right) from the summit of Low Pike (Scandale)

Lake Windermere, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Heron Pike (North Top) and Great Rigg (far right) from the summit of Low Pike (Scandale)

Photo: Mike Walker (318)

Helm Crag, Seat Sandal,  Grisedale Hause, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Stone Arthur, Heron Crag, Nab Scar, Loughrigg and Grasmere above The Pass of Dunmail Raise from the top of High Raven Crag

Helm Crag, Seat Sandal, Grisedale Hause, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Stone Arthur, Heron Crag, Nab Scar, Loughrigg and Grasmere above The Pass of Dunmail Raise from the top of High Raven Crag

Photo: Alan Wainwright (206)

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (340)

Grisedale Hause, Dollywaggon Pike (centre), Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and Striding Edge (far right) from Great Rigg

Grisedale Hause, Dollywaggon Pike (centre), Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and Striding Edge (far right) from Great Rigg

Photo: David Hayter (316)

Great Rigg (left). Stone Arthur (centre) and Heron Pike (right) from the top of High Raven Crag

Great Rigg (left). Stone Arthur (centre) and Heron Pike (right) from the top of High Raven Crag

Photo: Alan Wainwright (204)

The Helevllyn Ridge featuring: Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn), White Side, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg and Heron Pike with Steel Fell (mid distance) and Calf Crag, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag  (foreground) from Brownrigg Moss

The Helevllyn Ridge featuring: Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn), White Side, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg and Heron Pike with Steel Fell (mid distance) and Calf Crag, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag (foreground) from Brownrigg Moss

Photo: Alan Wainwright (211)

Me & my shadow approaching Great Rigg in the snow

Me & my shadow approaching Great Rigg in the snow

Photo: Sandra Littlewood (8)


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