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High Rigg
357m (1172ft)

The Central Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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106th highest in England,
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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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OS Explorer Maps OL4 & OL5
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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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

Dave Gay walked up on September 4th, 2020 [from/via/route] From Legburthwaite Car Park (Still Free but Ticket Machine has been installed). Wren Crag, High Rigg SE Top, High Rigg S Top, Higg Rigg (Naddle Fell) then down to St Johns Church and returned to the car park via the pathh along St Johns vale. [with] Solo [weather] Dry, Overcast

Jane Wilkinson has climbed [with] sammy

Deborah Johnson bagged on June 2nd, 2015 [from/via/route] Road by start [with] Andy

Mike Dunphy hiked on January 26th, 2020 [with] Gaz

Mike Walker has summited [with] Mates

Charlotte Hill conquered on January 17th, 2020 [from/via/route] from church, quick trot out [with] Paul [weather] Cloudy but Dry

Andrew Johnson scaled on November 14th, 2019 [from/via/route] St John's in the vale

Dave Eyes walked up on July 7th, 2019 [from/via/route] Parked at lay-by on A591 , walked back up the road and over the stile. Walked up High Rigg and then back again - just 4 miles. [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Warm day - lovely sunny day with great views all round - many fallen trees from the storm of 2017

Martyn Howarth climbed on August 27th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Legburthwaite, via Wren Crag heading North and following ridge. Descending to youth centre between High Rigg and Low Rigg, then returning along valley path past Sosgill Bridge and Low Bridge End Farm. [with] Angela Howarth (45), Matilda Howarth (9) & Archie Howarth (6). [weather] Overcast, some light rain - surrounding peaks mostly in cloud and couldn't see tops of Skiddaw, Blencathra, etc. Occasional brighter spells with the sun breaking through.

Liz Sheerin bagged on August 29th, 2015 [with] Neil

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

Blencathra from High Rigg

Blencathra from High Rigg

Photo: David Hayter (287)

Helvellyn from High Rigg

Helvellyn from High Rigg

Photo: Mark Jolley (4)

Clough Head from High Rigg

Clough Head from High Rigg

Photo: Mark Jolley (3)

High Rigg from Watson's Dodd

High Rigg from Watson's Dodd

Photo: David Hayter (244)

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)

Legburthwaite from High Rigg

Legburthwaite from High Rigg

Photo: Mark Jolley (1)

The cairn on the summit of High Rigg

The cairn on the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Christine Shepherd (509)

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)

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)

Low Rigg and High Rigg from Castlerigg Stone circle.

Low Rigg and High Rigg from Castlerigg Stone circle.

Photo: Rob Hadley (6)


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