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High Rigg
357m (1172ft)

The Central Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record High Rigg as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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Wainwright
(No. 209)

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English Marilyn
106th highest in England,
1286th highest in Great Britain

Walk High Rigg walking UK Mountains in The Central Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria, England

High Rigg Summit

Photo: Mark Jolley

You can find High Rigg & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Maps (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL4 The English Lakes - North Western area


OL5 The English Lakes - North Eastern area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


See High Rigg and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

See High Rigg and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Maps:

NB: Whether you print off a copy on to paper or download it to your phone, these PDF Peak Baggers Maps will prove incredibly useful when your are up there on the tops and you cannot get a phone signal!


Not familiar with High Rigg?

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You can walk to the top of High Rigg by using either of these 2 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk c334 High Rigg from Legburthwaite

Superb views of Blencathra and Skiddaw and Helvellyn

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 5.25ml (8.5km)
Ascent:1,414ft (431m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 4 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c433 The St John's in the Vale Skyline from Legburthwaite

A fine walk with fine views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 11.25ml (18km)
Ascent:3,965ft (1,208m)
Time:8.25hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 8 Icon (Hard)

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

Andrew Thornton walked up High Rigg on August 9th, 2023 [from/via/route] A591 [with] Jenny [weather] Overcast - Lots of bracken.

Stephen Batson climbed High Rigg on April 15th, 2023 [from/via/route] The youth centre [weather] Sunny - Not a soul about until the very end

Ian Ashton bagged High Rigg on May 29th, 2023 [from/via/route] I [with] Family and taylors

Martin Hartshorne hiked High Rigg on May 18th, 2023 [from/via/route] From near legburthwaite along the tops then down to St John's & along the valley [with] finley [weather] Sunny then a bit clouds, slight breeze pleasant to walk in the shirt - Valley walk is lush

Iain Jones summited High Rigg on March 17th, 2023 [from/via/route] Legburthwaite [with] Nicola Jones & Georgia Jones

Caroline Winter conquered High Rigg on November 29th, 2022 [from/via/route] High Rigg & Low Rigg circular from Thirlmere [with] Penrith Ramblers [weather] Clear, sunny, & cold & icy - Enjoyable low level is walk with lovely people

Simon Myerscough has scaled High Rigg [from/via/route] St Johns in the Vale [with] Joanne [weather] Very sunny & windy

Debi Mcmillan walked up High Rigg on August 13th, 2022 [from/via/route] Ambleside [with] my own [weather] VERY hot, 25 degrees - Tough incline. Midges!!

Christine Shepherd climbed High Rigg on May 29th, 2010 [from/via/route] Walked from St. John's in the Vale Climbed again 18.05.2021 while on a visit to see the Rannerdale Bluebells. Climbed for the third time on 6.6.22. [with] On my own [weather] Damp but improving - This was the first fell in a four day frenzy of peak bagging from Keswick.

Tony Halliday bagged High Rigg on June 1st, 2022 [from/via/route] Circular walk starting at legburthwaite nice steady evening walk of about 5 & a half miles [with] My boarder terrier jimmy boo and George also my wife sal [weather] The weather was warm start dry sunny no wind not too busy - A steady loop walk nice rolling grassy fells with craggy out crops

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

Clough Head, Fisher's Wife's Rake, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn) and Helvellyn from the summit of High Rigg

Clough Head, Fisher's Wife's Rake, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn) and Helvellyn from the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Peter Crumpler (2)

Blencathra or Saddleback (left), Clough Head, Fisher's Wife's Rake, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn) and Helvellyn in the centre with a glimpse of Thirlmere (right) from the summit of High Rigg

Blencathra or Saddleback (left), Clough Head, Fisher's Wife's Rake, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn) and Helvellyn in the centre with a glimpse of Thirlmere (right) from the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Peter Crumpler (1)

High Rigg summit cairn - with Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) beyond

High Rigg summit cairn - with Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) beyond

Photo: David Baines (7)

Skiddaw from High Rigg

Skiddaw from High Rigg

Photo: David Hayter (289)

High Rigg from Watson's Dodd

High Rigg from Watson's Dodd

Photo: David Hayter (244)

Helvellyn (left) High Rigg (foreground) and Thirlmere from Lonscale Fell

Helvellyn (left) High Rigg (foreground) and Thirlmere from Lonscale Fell

Photo: Gerry Ball (5)

High Rigg summit

High Rigg summit

Photo: David Hayter (290)

Helvellyn from High Rigg

Helvellyn from High Rigg

Photo: Mark Jolley (4)

Blencathra from High Rigg

Blencathra from High Rigg

Photo: Stephen Dawson (38)

Looking North along the High Rigg Ridge to Skiddaw (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) (right)

Looking North along the High Rigg Ridge to Skiddaw (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) (right)

Photo: David Baines (6)

Low Rigg and High Rigg from Castlerigg Stone circle.

Low Rigg and High Rigg from Castlerigg Stone circle.

Photo: Rob Hadley (6)

Looking North along the High Rigg Ridge to Skiddaw (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) (right)

Looking North along the High Rigg Ridge to Skiddaw (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) (right)

Photo: David Baines (5)

Keswick and Bassenthaite Lake from High Rigg

Keswick and Bassenthaite Lake from High Rigg

Photo: Stephen Dawson (40)

Clough Head from High Rigg

Clough Head from High Rigg

Photo: Mark Jolley (3)

Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell (centre left), Great Calva (centre) and Belncathra or Saddleback, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell (centre right) from the summit of High Rigg

Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell (centre left), Great Calva (centre) and Belncathra or Saddleback, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell (centre right) from the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Peter Crumpler (4)

Blencathra from High Rigg

Blencathra from High Rigg

Photo: David Hayter (287)

High Rigg summit cairn

High Rigg summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (914)

The cairn on the summit of High Rigg

The cairn on the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Christine Shepherd (509)

Legburthwaite from High Rigg

Legburthwaite from High Rigg

Photo: Mark Jolley (1)

Clough Head from High Rigg

Clough Head from High Rigg

Photo: David Hayter (291)


. . . see all 24 walk photographs & pictures of views from, on or of High Rigg


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