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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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(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:

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

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 from Hart Crag

Great Rigg from Hart Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (330)

Great Rigg from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (341)

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)

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)

Stone Arthur, Great Rigg and Heron Pike above Greenbank from Stang End

Stone Arthur, Great Rigg and Heron Pike above Greenbank from Stang End

Photo: David Wright (73)

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)

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (339)

*The Coniston Fells, The Langdale Pikes, High Raise, The Helvellyn Ridge, Fairfield, Seat Sandal, Great Rigg, Heron Pike and finally Loughrigg Fell from Lang How

*The Coniston Fells, The Langdale Pikes, High Raise, The Helvellyn Ridge, Fairfield, Seat Sandal, Great Rigg, Heron Pike and finally Loughrigg Fell from Lang How

Photo: David Connolly (6)

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)


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