The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England
Great Rigg is on Ordnance Survey Maps:
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|1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)
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Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Great Rigg
John Bryers walked up on March 18th, 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 - Has it been removed? 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!
Jon Bowskill climbed 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 bagged 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 hiked on October 14th, 2019 [from/via/route] Rydal [with] Ted [weather] Cloudy
Richard Marchant summited 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 conquered on July 13th, 2019 [from/via/route] Rydal [with] Paula, Alfie and Lily. [weather] Sunny - Tough coming down
Adrian Collins scaled 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 walked up 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 climbed 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 bagged on June 24th, 2016 [from/via/route] Ambleside - Fairfield Horseshoe [with] Neil
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