Great Rigg

Overview
Height: 2,531 Feet - 766 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 356 104
Area: Eastern
Ordnance Survey: OL5
Wainwright Guidebook: One

Few people will climb Great Rigg without also ascending Fairfield , for the former is a stepping stone its bigger neigbour. Whilst providing this humble service, however the fell manages to retain a certain dignity .

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

Windermere & Heron Pike from Great Rigg

Great Rigg shortly after leaving Fairfield

Windermere from Great Rigg summit cairn

 

There are 10 walks to choose from including Great Rigg

Helvellyn to Stone Arthur

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3rd December 2016
ASCENT: 3,913 Feet - 1,192 Meters
MILES: 8.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Helvellyn - Nethermost Pike - Dollywagon Pike - Fairfield - Great Rigg - Stone Arthur
ROUTE: Swirls - Browncove Crags - Helvellyn - Nethermost Pike - High Crag - Dollywagon Pike - Grisedale Tarn - Grisedale Hause - Fairfield - Great Rigg - Stone Arthur- Greenhead Gill - Michael's Nook - A591
 

Into the great wide open, Fairfield from Dunmail Raise

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30th October 2016
ASCENT: 3,404 - 1,038 Meters
MILES: 8.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Seat Sandal - Fairfield - Great Rigg - Stone Arthur
ROUTE: Dunmail Raise - Seat Sandal - Grisdale Tarn - Grisdale Hause - Fairfield - Great Rigg - Stone Arthur - Greenhead Gill - Michael's Nook - A591 - Dunmail Raise
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 3 The Fairfield Horseshoe

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14th February 2016
ASCENT: 4,436 Feet - 1'352 Meters
MILES: 13
WAINWRIGHTS: 9, Nab Scar - Heron Pike - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - High Pike - Low Pike
ROUTE: Pelter Bridge - A591 - Rydal Mount - Nab Scar - Heron Pike - Greenhead Gill - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - High Pike - Low Pike - Low Sweden Copice - Rydal Park - Rydal Mount - A591 - Pelter Bridge
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 17 -The Fairfield Horseshoe

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20th June 2015
ASCENT: 3,558 Feet - 1,085 Metres
MILES: 11.3
SUMMITS OVER 2,000 Ft: 10, Dove Crag - Hart Crag - Fairfield - Great Rigg - Rydal Fell (NY 356 095) - Rydal Fell (NY 356 093) Rydal Fell (NY 356 092) - Rydal Fell (NY 356 091) - Erne Crag - Heron Pike
ROUTE: Miller Bridge – Rothay Park – Ambleside – Nook Lane - Nook End Farm - Low Sweden Bridge - Low Pike - High Pike – Dove Crag – Hart Crag – Link Hause – Fairfield – Great Rigg – Heron Pike – Erne Crag - Nab Scar – Rydal Hall – Rydal Park – Scandale Bridge – Ambleside – Miller Bridge
 

An alternative Fairfield Horseshoe

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29th November 2014
ASCENT: 4,500 Feet – 1,372 Meters
MILES: 13.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 8, Red Screes – Little Hart Crag – Dove Crag – Hart Crag – Fairfield – Great Rigg – Heron Pike – Nab Scar
ROUTE: Miller Bridge – Rothay Park – Ambleside – Kirkstone Road – Snarker Pike – Red Screes – Scandale Pass – Little Hart Crag – Bakestones Moss – Dove Crag – Hart Crag – Link Hause – Fairfield – Great Rigg – Heron Pike – Nab Scar – Rydal Hall – Rydal Park – Scandale Bridge – Ambleside – Miller Bridge
 

Fairfield to Nab Scar via Little Tongue Gill


16th February 2014

ASCENT: 2,683 Feet, 818 Meters
MILES: 7.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Fairfield – Great Rigg – Heron Pike – Nab Scar
ROUTE: A591 – Mill Bridge – Little Tongue Gill – Hause Riggs – Hause Moss – Grisedale Hause – Fairfield – Great Rigg – Heron Pike – Nab Scar – Alcock Tarn – Forest Side Plantation – Michaels Nook – A591 – Mill Bridge
 

Making the most of it, Stone Arthur to Elterwater

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21st September 2013
ASCENT: 3,097 Feet, 944 Meters
MILES: 13.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Stone Arthur – Great Rigg – Heron Pike – Nab Scar
ROUTE: A591 – Stone Arthur – Great Rigg – Heron Pike – Nab Scar – Rydal – Rydal Church – Rydal Water – Loughrigg Terrace – Loughrigg Tarn – Skelwith Bridge – Skelwith Force – Elterwater – Walthwaite Bottom – Hammerscar Plantation – Grasmere – A591
 

Great Rigg from Rydal

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7th December 2012
ASCENT: 696 Metres, 2,283 Feet
MILES: 7.3
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Nab Scar – Heron Pike – Great Rigg – Stone Arthur
ROUTE: Rydal – Nab Scar – Heron Pike – Great Rigg – Stone Arthur – Greenhead Gill – Alcock Tarn – Brackenfell Woods – Rydal Coffin Route – Rydal
 

The Fairfield Horseshoe

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28th May 2011
ASCENT: 3,420 Feet
MILES: 9
WAINWRIGHTS: 8, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike (Scandale) & Low Pike
ROUTE:  
 

Fairfield

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17th January 2009
ASCENT: 873 Mtrs  2863 ft
MILES: xxx
WAINWRIGHTS: 3  Stone Arthur,Great Rigg,Fairfield
ROUTE: xxxx
 

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