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High Rigg
357m (1172ft)

The Central Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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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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OS Explorer Maps OL4 & OL5
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


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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

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.

Paul Macey hiked on June 20th, 2021 [with] Luke [weather] Sunny

Tim Winn summited on May 24th, 2021 [from/via/route] Keswick [with] Jane, Barry and Louise [weather] Good

Christine Shepherd conquered 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. [with] On my own [weather] Damp but improving - This was the first fell in a four day frenzy of peak bagging from Keswick.

Claire Kirk scaled on May 7th, 2021 [from/via/route] Armboth Car Park [with] Self [weather] Cold, wintry showers

Richard Fulcher walked up on May 1st, 2021 [from/via/route] Parked on road leading to Tewet Tarn path & followed a circular walk along the St John's in the Vale valley bottom to the other car park on the A591. Turned sharp right to climb up to Wren Crag then along to Moss Crag & on to High Rigg. Great views but a cold wind. Continued on to Low Rigg & Tewet tarn & back to the car. [with] Jen [weather] Bright start to the day with clouds developing & a gentle cold wind. - The whole walk was 6.34 miles but felt longer as we were both recovering from a cold.

Wayne Masterson has climbed [from/via/route] Go4awalk c334 High Rigg from Legburthwaite [with] Missus, kids & Dogs [weather] overcast ut war,

Peter Fielding bagged on April 7th, 2021 [from/via/route] from the car park just north of Thirlmere on RHS [with] Peter and Ruth [weather] Lovely day, last day of 2021 Easter holiday - steep climb to top, saw an RAF jet fly past at very low level.

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

Skiddaw from High Rigg

Skiddaw from High Rigg

Photo: David Hayter (289)

Clough Head from High Rigg

Clough Head from High Rigg

Photo: Mark Jolley (3)

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)

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)

Low Rigg and High Rigg from Castlerigg Stone circle.

Low Rigg and High Rigg from Castlerigg Stone circle.

Photo: Rob Hadley (6)

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)

The cairn on the summit of High Rigg

The cairn on the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Christine Shepherd (509)

High Rigg

High Rigg

Photo: David Hayter (288)

Thirlmere from High Rigg

Thirlmere from High Rigg

Photo: Stephen Dawson (39)

Blencathra from High Rigg

Blencathra from High Rigg

Photo: Stephen Dawson (38)

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)

Blencathra (Saddleback) from High Rigg

Blencathra (Saddleback) from High Rigg

Photo: Mark Jolley (2)

Keswick and Bassenthaite Lake from High Rigg

Keswick and Bassenthaite Lake from High Rigg

Photo: Stephen Dawson (40)

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 from High Rigg

Blencathra from High Rigg

Photo: David Hayter (287)

Clough Head from High Rigg

Clough Head from High Rigg

Photo: David Hayter (291)

Helvellyn from High Rigg

Helvellyn from High Rigg

Photo: Mark Jolley (4)

High Rigg summit

High Rigg summit

Photo: David Hayter (290)

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)


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