Walk c341 High Street via Rough Crag (Riggindale) from Mardale Head

An easy scramble to unsurpassed views


Route outline for walk c341:

- Mardale Head  -   Haweswater Reservoir  -   The Rigg  -   Swine Crag (Riggindale)  -   Heron Crag (Riggindale)  -   Eagle Crag (Riggindale)  -   Rough Crag (Riggindale)  -   Caspel Gate  -   Riggindale Crag  -   Long Stile  -   High Street  -   Rough Crag (Riggindale)  -   Eagle Crag (Riggindale)  -   Heron Crag (Riggindale)  -   Swine Crag (Riggindale)  -   Dudderwick  -   The Rigg  -   Mardale Head.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
2
English
Mountains
Wainwright
2
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
2
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is High Street at 828m (2717ft). High Street is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (30th highest in England, 59th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 25). High Street is also known as an English Nuttall (37th in England, 69th in England & Wales). High Street is classified as a Marilyn (11th highest in England, 344th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Rough Crag (Riggindale), 628m (2061ft). Rough Crag (Riggindale) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (161st highest in England, 280th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Rough Crag (Riggindale) is also known as an English Nuttall (219th in England, 382nd in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Eagle Crag, 525m (1723ft). Eagle Crag is classified as a Wainwright (No. 160).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL5
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

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


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c341 High Street via Rough Crag (Riggindale) from Mardale Head

In no particular order . . .

Kidsty Pike from Riggindale Crag

Kidsty Pike from Riggindale Crag

Photo: Phillip Houlton (11)

Blea Water from High Street

Blea Water from High Street

Photo: William Ringwood (49)

Harter Fell from The Rigg, Haweswater Reservoir

Harter Fell from The Rigg, Haweswater Reservoir

Photo: Phillip Houlton (4)

Small Water and Haweswater from near Mardale Ill Bell summit

Small Water and Haweswater from near Mardale Ill Bell summit

Photo: Andy Malcolm (23)

Kidsty Pike from Rough Crag (Riggindale)

Kidsty Pike from Rough Crag (Riggindale)

Photo: Phillip Houlton (8)

John, Andy and myself on High Street in the snow

John, Andy and myself on High Street in the snow

Photo: Richard Jennings (4)

Blea Water with mist still shrouding High Street beyond from Rough Crag (Riggindale) summit in the snow

Blea Water with mist still shrouding High Street beyond from Rough Crag (Riggindale) summit in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (85)

Mardale Beck and High Street from Mardale Head, Haweswater Reservoir

Mardale Beck and High Street from Mardale Head, Haweswater Reservoir

Photo: Phillip Houlton (1)

Rough Crag (Riggindale) from High Street

Rough Crag (Riggindale) from High Street

Photo: William Ringwood (48)

Mere Gill, Greenhow Gill and Footmoorgate Gill 'streaming' into Greenup Gill beyond Pounsey Crag (far right) as seen from Eagle Crag

Mere Gill, Greenhow Gill and Footmoorgate Gill 'streaming' into Greenup Gill beyond Pounsey Crag (far right) as seen from Eagle Crag

Photo: Marcel Bannon (4)

Harter Fell, Mardale Head and The Rigg across Haweswater Reservoir

Harter Fell, Mardale Head and The Rigg across Haweswater Reservoir

Photo: Phillip Houlton (23)

Rough Crag (Riggindale) summit in the snow

Rough Crag (Riggindale) summit in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (84)

Eagle Crag summit cairn

Eagle Crag summit cairn

Photo: Marcel Bannon (5)

*Snow on Hayeswater from High Street

*Snow on Hayeswater from High Street

Photo: Richard Nicholls (62)

Alisongrass Crag and Borrowdale from Eagle Crag

Alisongrass Crag and Borrowdale from Eagle Crag

Photo: Marcel Bannon (3)

Steep ascent to Swine Crag in the snow

Steep ascent to Swine Crag in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (81)

Tony Price on Eagle Crag

Tony Price on Eagle Crag

Photo: Tony Price (4)

Snow on High Street from Haweswater Reservoir

Snow on High Street from Haweswater Reservoir

Photo: Peter Marsh (1)

Killhope Lead Mining Centre

Killhope Lead Mining Centre

Photo: Alan Stancombe (6)

Harter Fell, Mardale Head and Haweswater Reservoir

Harter Fell, Mardale Head and Haweswater Reservoir

Photo: Phillip Houlton (3)

Small Water with Haweswater Reservoir beyond from Nan Bield Pass

Small Water with Haweswater Reservoir beyond from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: David Swales (19)

Sergeant's Crag from Eagle Crag

Sergeant's Crag from Eagle Crag

Photo: Gerry Ball (47)

Dudderwick and Rough Crag (Riggindale) from Mardale Head car park in the snow

Dudderwick and Rough Crag (Riggindale) from Mardale Head car park in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (79)

Rosthwaite Fell from Sergeant's Crag

Rosthwaite Fell from Sergeant's Crag

Photo: David Hayter (14)

Rough Crag beyond Blea Water from  above Blea Water Crag between High Street and Mardale Ill Bell

Rough Crag beyond Blea Water from above Blea Water Crag between High Street and Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: Andy Malcolm (233)

*Hayeswater with the Fairfield and Helvellyn Ridges beyond from High Street

*Hayeswater with the Fairfield and Helvellyn Ridges beyond from High Street

Photo: Andy Malcolm (25)

Small Water from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Small Water from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Photo: William Ringwood (51)

Haweswater Reservoir, The Rigg with Branstree (Artlecrag Pike) beyond from near Castle Crag

Haweswater Reservoir, The Rigg with Branstree (Artlecrag Pike) beyond from near Castle Crag

Photo: Mike Knipe (72)

Haweswater Reservoir near Mardale Head

Haweswater Reservoir near Mardale Head

Photo: Phillip Houlton (2)

Hayeswater with the Fairfield and Helvellyn Ridges beyond from High Street

Hayeswater with the Fairfield and Helvellyn Ridges beyond from High Street

Photo: Andy Malcolm (22)

Speaking Crag from The Rigg, Haweswater Reservoir

Speaking Crag from The Rigg, Haweswater Reservoir

Photo: David Swales (18)

High Hartsop Dodd summit cairn in the snow

High Hartsop Dodd summit cairn in the snow

Photo: Christine Shepherd (519)

Riggindale Crags in the snow

Riggindale Crags in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (88)

*Crinkle Crags featuring Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Gunson Knott & Crinkle Crags (South Top) (left), Bow Fell (Bowfell) (centre) and The Langdale Pikes (right) from Great Langdale

*Crinkle Crags featuring Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Gunson Knott & Crinkle Crags (South Top) (left), Bow Fell (Bowfell) (centre) and The Langdale Pikes (right) from Great Langdale

Photo: Wayne Hill (26)

Kidsty Pike from Rough Crag (Riggindale) summit in the snow

Kidsty Pike from Rough Crag (Riggindale) summit in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (87)

Ice on Hayeswater

Ice on Hayeswater

Photo: Richard Nicholls (63)

High Street, The Rigg and Rough Crag (Riggindale) across Haweswater Reservoir

High Street, The Rigg and Rough Crag (Riggindale) across Haweswater Reservoir

Photo: Phillip Houlton (22)

Borrowdale from Eagle Crag

Borrowdale from Eagle Crag

Photo: Gerry Ball (46)

*Snow on Gray Crag (Hayeswater) from High Street

*Snow on Gray Crag (Hayeswater) from High Street

Photo: Richard Nicholls (61)

Haweswater Reservoir from Mardale Head

Haweswater Reservoir from Mardale Head

Photo: Glenn Philpott (1)

Eagle Crag Summit

Eagle Crag Summit

Photo: David Hayter (13)

Eagle Crag summit slab

Eagle Crag summit slab

Photo: Marcel Bannon (6)

Swine Crag, Riggendale, Kidsty Pike and Kidsty Howes in the snow

Swine Crag, Riggendale, Kidsty Pike and Kidsty Howes in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (82)

High Street Summit

High Street Summit

Photo: William Ringwood (29)

Overlooking the ruins of Riggindale Farm with Haweswater Reservoir beyond from the lower slopes of Rough Crag (Riggindale)

Overlooking the ruins of Riggindale Farm with Haweswater Reservoir beyond from the lower slopes of Rough Crag (Riggindale)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (236)

*Panorama looking North West from Stybarrow Dodd

*Panorama looking North West from Stybarrow Dodd

Photo: Andy Malcolm (26)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

On top of Causey Pike with Scar Crags, Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) behind

On top of Causey Pike with Scar Crags, Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) behind

Photo: Stephen Ellaby (4)

High Street (behind the tree). Straits of Riggindale, Head of Riggindale Beck and Kidsty Pike from Haweswater Reservoir

High Street (behind the tree). Straits of Riggindale, Head of Riggindale Beck and Kidsty Pike from Haweswater Reservoir

Photo: Mike Knipe (73)

Small Water and Hayeswater Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

Small Water and Hayeswater Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: Matt Delemare (8)

My wife Terry and two youngest daughters Emily & Elizabeth on their 1st Wainwright (High Street) taken on a Bank Holiday Sunday a couple of years ago

My wife Terry and two youngest daughters Emily & Elizabeth on their 1st Wainwright (High Street) taken on a Bank Holiday Sunday a couple of years ago

Photo: Stephen Ellaby (3)

Looking West from the summit of High Street

Looking West from the summit of High Street

Photo: Jason Greenall (1)

High Raise and Raven Howe from Rampsgill Head

High Raise and Raven Howe from Rampsgill Head

Photo: William Ringwood (30)

High Street from Mardale Ill Bell

High Street from Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: Phillip Houlton (15)

Speaking Crag across Haweswater Reservoir from Rowantreethwaite Beck

Speaking Crag across Haweswater Reservoir from Rowantreethwaite Beck

Photo: Andy Malcolm (237)

The Old Man of Coniston (left) and Swirl How (right) from Wetherlam summit

The Old Man of Coniston (left) and Swirl How (right) from Wetherlam summit

Photo: Richard Jennings (3)

Haweswater Reservoir from Rough Crag (Riggindale)

Haweswater Reservoir from Rough Crag (Riggindale)

Photo: Phillip Houlton (7)

Eagle Crag

Eagle Crag

Photo: David Hayter (12)

Steeple and Long Crag with Crag Fell (sunlit in the distance), Ennerdale Water and Great Borne from Pillar

Steeple and Long Crag with Crag Fell (sunlit in the distance), Ennerdale Water and Great Borne from Pillar

Photo: Andy Malcolm (239)

Mardale Head and Haweswater Reservoir from Rowantreethwaite Beck

Mardale Head and Haweswater Reservoir from Rowantreethwaite Beck

Photo: Andy Malcolm (238)

High Street summit

High Street summit

Photo: William Ringwood (50)

Blea Tarn from High Street

Blea Tarn from High Street

Photo: Matt Delemare (7)

High Street summit

High Street summit

Photo: Phillip Houlton (13)

A distant Lake Windermere from the summit of High Street in the snow

A distant Lake Windermere from the summit of High Street in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (90)

The Rigg with Rough Crag (Riggindale) and High Street beyond from near Rowantreethwaite Beck, Haweswater Reservoir

The Rigg with Rough Crag (Riggindale) and High Street beyond from near Rowantreethwaite Beck, Haweswater Reservoir

Photo: Alan Stancombe (5)

Me on the summit of High Street in the snow

Me on the summit of High Street in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (89)

Pen-y-ghent from Dale Head

Pen-y-ghent from Dale Head

Photo: Mike Knipe (74)

High Street summit Trig Point

High Street summit Trig Point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (518)

Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick from High Street

Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick from High Street

Photo: Phillip Houlton (14)

The Rigg and Haweswater Reservoir from Mardale Head car park in the snow

The Rigg and Haweswater Reservoir from Mardale Head car park in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (78)

Blea Water from Rough Crag (Riggindale)

Blea Water from Rough Crag (Riggindale)

Photo: Phillip Houlton (10)

The Rigg and Haweswater Reservoir from the lower slopes of Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

The Rigg and Haweswater Reservoir from the lower slopes of Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Photo: Peter Marsh (2)

*High Street, Blea Water, Rough Crag (Riggindale), Riggindale, Kidsty Pike and Haweswater Reservoir from The Rigg

*High Street, Blea Water, Rough Crag (Riggindale), Riggindale, Kidsty Pike and Haweswater Reservoir from The Rigg

Photo: Phillip Houlton (6)

Riggindale and Haweswater Reservoir from Riggindale Crag

Riggindale and Haweswater Reservoir from Riggindale Crag

Photo: Phillip Houlton (9)

Rough Crag (Riggindale) from Riggindale Crag

Rough Crag (Riggindale) from Riggindale Crag

Photo: Phillip Houlton (12)

Sunset from Austwick

Sunset from Austwick

Photo: Peter Marsh (3)

Blea Water with mist shrouding High Street beyond from Dudderwick in the snow

Blea Water with mist shrouding High Street beyond from Dudderwick in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (83)

Looking back to Kidsty Howes and Haweswater from Rough Crag (Riggindale) summit in the snow

Looking back to Kidsty Howes and Haweswater from Rough Crag (Riggindale) summit in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (86)

Birker Fell (Eskdale) crags from Eskdale

Birker Fell (Eskdale) crags from Eskdale

Photo: Tim Hope (91)

Artlecrag Pike (left), Gatescarth Pass (centre) and Harter Fell (Mardale) (right) from Swine Crag in the snow

Artlecrag Pike (left), Gatescarth Pass (centre) and Harter Fell (Mardale) (right) from Swine Crag in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (80)

Artlecrag Pike (left), Gatescarth Pass (centre) and Harter Fell (Mardale) (right) from Swine Crag in the snow

Artlecrag Pike (left), Gatescarth Pass (centre) and Harter Fell (Mardale) (right) from Swine Crag in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (80)

Haweswater Reservoir from The Rigg

Haweswater Reservoir from The Rigg

Photo: Phillip Houlton (5)

Speaking Crag, Haweswater

Speaking Crag, Haweswater

Photo: Andy Malcolm (24)

A break in the wall offers this view down towards Hartsop from the Straits of Riggindale

A break in the wall offers this view down towards Hartsop from the Straits of Riggindale

Photo: Andy Malcolm (234)

On the summit of Helvellyn

On the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Glenn Philpott (2)


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