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Lank Rigg
541m (1775ft)

The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

The summit of Lank Rigg is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.


Record Lank Rigg as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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Wainwright
(No. 153)

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English Dewey
92nd highest in England,
209th in England & Wales

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English Trig Point (Pillar)

Walk Lank Rigg walking UK Mountains in The Western Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria, England

Lank Rigg Summit

Photo: David Hayter

You can find Lank 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 Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL4 The English Lakes - North Western area


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

89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


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

See Lank 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!


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See the location of Lank Rigg and all 3 walks that climb it on an interactive Google Map


You can walk to the top of Lank Rigg by using any of these 3 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk c340 Grike, Crag Fell and Lank Rigg from Scaly Moss

Less visited fells with stunning views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.75mls (12.5km)
Ascent:2,028ft (618m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c403 Lank Rigg and Whoap from Friar Well

Quiet and lonely - marvellous

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 8.75ml (14km)
Ascent:1,854ft (565m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c267 Haycock, Iron Crag, Lank Rigg and Grike from Ennerdale Water

Excellent high level well away from the crowds

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 15.25ml (24.5km)
Ascent:4,125ft (1,257m)
Time:9.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 9 Icon (Very Hard)

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

Christine Shepherd walked up Lank Rigg on August 13th, 2010 [from/via/route] Walked from Scaly Moss using walk c340 Climbed again 31.8.20 using the same walk.Disconcerting to see so few trees after the initial copse; made this a very different walk than 10 years ago. Climbed for a third time on 28.4.24 did the same walk but added on Caw Fell before Lank Rigg. [with] On my own [weather] Damp & overcast but stayed clear enough to see the views. - In spite of Wainwright saying that you are unlikely to meet anyone on this fell, I met two other peak baggers. One of these turned out to be the brother of a friend from Leeds! It is a small world.

Pete George climbed Lank Rigg on March 31st, 2024 [from/via/route] Scaly Moss, Enerdale [with] Roco [weather] Warm spring day

Richard Marchant bagged Lank Rigg on November 4th, 2022 [from/via/route] Roadside parking just up from Blakeley Stone Circle. From here it was Eastward on a footpath/track up to the Grike from here it was a short ridge round to Crag Fell. From Crag Fell I headed South dropping down gradually before ascending up on to Whoap & finally ridging round to a short climb up on to Lank Rigg. I then back tracked down to the source of Whoap Beck & dropped down into the valley & basically followed the stream when it became the River Calder & veered off to join the road I parked on & followed it for a short distance back to my car. [with] On my Own [weather] Sun Shine & Showers sort of Day with a slight breeze & cold

Richard Fulcher hiked Lank Rigg on July 31st, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked on the side of the road at Scaly Moss near Ennerdale Bridge. Set off along the old mine road turning off to climb Grike. From Grike to Crag Fell via a boggy path . Good view of Ennerdale from the edge of the fell. We then descended Crag Fell & then climbed up to Whoap then down to a col & up to Lank Rigg. After viewing Sellafield we descended back down to the col & then followed Whoap Beck around Blakeley & then down the road to the car. [with] Jen [weather] Warm, light breeze, cloudy & some blue sky.

Claire Murray summited Lank Rigg on July 9th, 2022 [from/via/route] Park at stone circle, clearly marked path up to Grike, Crag Fell, Whoap & Lank Rigg. Lots of beautiful Fell Ponies. [with] Vitor - Lots of Fell Ponies at the stone circle

Paul Macey conquered Lank Rigg on June 6th, 2022 [from/via/route] C340 [with] Luke [weather] Sunny

Tim Winn scaled Lank Rigg on April 3rd, 2022 [from/via/route] Scaly Moss [with] Barry, Paul and Roger [weather] Sunny

Michael Austin walked up Lank Rigg on June 28th, 2021 [from/via/route] C340

Christina Lander climbed Lank Rigg on April 25th, 2021 [from/via/route] Scaly Moss, near Ennerdale Bridge - Grike - Crag Fell - Whoap - Lank Rigg - Whoap Beck - Scaly Moss [with] Dick [weather] A beautiful sunny day - During our holiday staying in Embleton

Darren Wilson bagged Lank Rigg on April 25th, 2021 [from/via/route] Grike Calf Crag & Lank Rigg [with] Lone [weather] Beautiful day

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

Whoap summit boulder with Lank Rigg beyond

Whoap summit boulder with Lank Rigg beyond

Photo: Steven Mostyn (22)

On the summit of Lank Rigg

On the summit of Lank Rigg

Photo: Christine Shepherd (471)


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