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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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(No. 209)

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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

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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


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90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


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

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

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

Christine Shepherd bagged 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 hiked 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

Claire Rigg summited on January 30th, 2022 [with] Heidi [weather] Sunny

Andrew Cotter conquered on January 2nd, 2022 [from/via/route] Car park [with] Fiona & Finn [weather] Cloudy, Rain & Hail. Wind gusts - Muddy & wet under foot slippery without good boots

Steve Cookson scaled on June 8th, 2021 [from/via/route] From Legburthwaite walk C334 [with] Gillie [weather] Dry

Erin Ryan walked up on October 4th, 2021 [from/via/route] Church

Richard Marchant climbed on September 16th, 2021 [from/via/route] I parked the car in St John's in the Vale & ascended Clough Head first via Wanthaite Bank from here carried on South along the ridge taking in Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd then down to Sticks Pass & up to Raise from here I back tracked down to Sticks Pass. I proceeded down to Stybeck Farm along the A591 & ascended High Rigg on the way back to the car. [with] By Myself. [weather] Light Cloud with a light Breeze to start with, then late morning the clouds broke & blessed with Sunny intervals - 6 Wainwrights Bagged today making my total to date climbed to 107 I have reached the halfway point today.

Clare Tait bagged on August 14th, 2021 [from/via/route] From pull Keswick Rd. st Johns in the Vale.Back the same way. [with] Charlie [weather] Dry & bright with a cooling breeze. - No. 74 Wainwright. Beautiful walk. Took me by surprise. Heather in bloom. Had lunch with views of Great Dodd. Loved this today.

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

Legburthwaite from High Rigg

Legburthwaite from High Rigg

Photo: Mark Jolley (1)

High Rigg summit

High Rigg summit

Photo: David Hayter (290)

The North Western Fells (far left distance), Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell (centre left), Great Calva (centre) and Belncathra or Saddleback, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell (centre right) and the shoulder of Clough Head (far right) from the summit of High Rigg

The North Western Fells (far left distance), Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell (centre left), Great Calva (centre) and Belncathra or Saddleback, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell (centre right) and the shoulder of Clough Head (far right) from the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Peter Crumpler (3)

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)

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)

The cairn on the summit of High Rigg

The cairn on the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Christine Shepherd (509)

Keswick and Bassenthaite Lake from High Rigg

Keswick and Bassenthaite Lake from High Rigg

Photo: Stephen Dawson (40)

Blencathra (Saddleback) from High Rigg

Blencathra (Saddleback) from High Rigg

Photo: Mark Jolley (2)

High Rigg from Watson's Dodd

High Rigg from Watson's Dodd

Photo: David Hayter (244)

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)

Clough Head from High Rigg

Clough Head from High Rigg

Photo: David Hayter (291)

Blencathra from High Rigg

Blencathra from High Rigg

Photo: David Hayter (287)

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)

Thirlmere from High Rigg

Thirlmere from High Rigg

Photo: Stephen Dawson (39)

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)

High Rigg

High Rigg

Photo: David Hayter (288)

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)

Clough Head from High Rigg

Clough Head from High Rigg

Photo: Mark Jolley (3)

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

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

Photo: Gerry Ball (5)


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