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Great Rigg
766m (2514ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Great Rigg as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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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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English Nuttall
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

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

John Hanlon walked up on September 18th, 2020 [from/via/route] Rothay Hotel (BadgerBar) [with] solo [weather] Sunny - Wainwright 3of8 on the Fairfield Horseshoe route

Phil Higgins climbed on June 10th, 2018 [from/via/route] Nab Scar (clockwise) [with] Steve Brown [weather] Mixed! - Running Fairfield Horseshoe. 10.49 miles distance. 2:24.

John Bryers bagged on July 8th, 2020 [from/via/route] Used route C226.pdf. Parked on Dunmail Raise lower layby and walked down road to Mill Bridge. Due to erosion sign posts took me on the higher route on the Coast to Coast path, thus missing turn at the 2 footbridges. Walked direct to Grisedale Hause and turned left up to top of Seat Sandal. Back to Grisedale Hause and up zig-zag path to summit of Fairfield. Did not find trig point even with good visibility - Easy onward route to Great Rigg. [with] With Mya my faithful 13 year old Patterdale Terrier. [weather] Cloudy with some sun. Cooler on the tops. - Lots of walkers on a Wednesday due to covid-19 still about. Layby before Travellers Rest full!

Andy Buxton hiked on September 27th, 1997 [from/via/route] From Ambleside as start of Fairfield Horseshoe (Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Heron Pike, Nab Scar) [with] Dan [weather] Cool, clear day, but windy. - Enjoyable route

Jon Bowskill summited on April 4th, 2020 [from/via/route] From Braeside Saturday went anti clockwise, sunny day but windy with some old snow on summits just under 7 hours with no stops. Long route from Fairfield peak to Rydal. longer than expected. Need to try clockside.. [with] On my own [weather] Warm and sunny - Try clockwise from Rydal

Kevin Foster conquered on October 21st, 2019 [from/via/route] Heron Pike (North Top) [with] Henry. [weather] Sunny with broken high cloud. - What can you say about this Lakeland horseshoe classic that hasn't been said before? Delightful approach, relatively easy climbing, great views in all directions. The perfect Lakeland round with the added bonus of bagging Little Hart Crag and Red Screes at the end which were off piste of the regular route.

Andrew Johnson scaled on October 14th, 2019 [from/via/route] Rydal [with] Ted [weather] Cloudy

Richard Marchant walked up on July 29th, 2010 [from/via/route] This route taken was the Heart of the Lakes Rydal Round Fell Race route as I took part in the said named fell race that day starting from the Ambleside Lakeland Sports Show and finishing back there. [with] On my own but with a number of other fell runners taking part in the Heart of the Lakes Rydal Round Fell Race from Ambleside Lakeland Sport Show. [weather] Sunny day with white fluffy clouds, nice cool breeze. - First time for me to do a big fell race in the Lakes.

Joe Mccusker climbed on July 13th, 2019 [from/via/route] Rydal [with] Paula, Alfie and Lily. [weather] Sunny - Tough coming down

Adrian Collins bagged 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.

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

Dunmail Raise and Grasmere Village in the valley with Helvellyn (left), Fairfield (centre) and Seat Scandal, Great Rigg and Heron Pike beyond from Lang How

Dunmail Raise and Grasmere Village in the valley with Helvellyn (left), Fairfield (centre) and Seat Scandal, Great Rigg and Heron Pike beyond from Lang How

Photo: David Connolly (5)

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)

Heron Pike, Heron Pike (North Top), Great Rigg, Rydal Head and Fairfield from Hart Crag

Heron Pike, Heron Pike (North Top), Great Rigg, Rydal Head and Fairfield from Hart Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (329)

Great Rigg from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (341)

Great Rigg and Fairfield from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg and Fairfield from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (344)

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (340)

Great Rigg from Hart Crag

Great Rigg from Hart Crag

Photo: John Holt (1)

Rydal Head with Fairfield (left) and Hart Crag (right) from Great Rigg

Rydal Head with Fairfield (left) and Hart Crag (right) from Great Rigg

Photo: Christine Shepherd (112)

Seat Sandal from Great Rigg on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Seat Sandal from Great Rigg on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (338)

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)


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