Great Rigg

Overview
Height: 2,531 Feet - 766 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 356 104
Area: Eastern
Group: C/FAR
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 14 walks to choose from including Great Rigg

Fairfield & Seat Sandal from Grasmere

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10th October 2021
ASCENT: 3,176 Feet - 968 Metres
MILES: 6.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Seat Sandal
ROUTE: A591 - Greenhead Gill - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Grisedale Hause - Seat Sandal - Seat Sandal South Ridge - Tongue Gill - Mill Bridge - A591
 

Almost Fairfield from Grasmere

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10th October 2020
ASCENT: 2,947 Feet - 899 Metres
MILES: 6.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Stone Arthur - Great Rigg
ROUTE: A591 - Michael's Nook - Greenhead Gill - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Fairfield (almost) - Great Rigg - Grains Gill - Rowantree Gill - Alcock Tarn - Michael's Nook - A591
 

Walking the Birketts, Over Seat Sandal to Fairfield

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14th October 2018
ASCENT: 2,862 Feet - 873 Metres
MILES: 6.2
BIRKETTS: 4, Seat Sandal - Fairfield - Great Rigg - Stone Arthur
ROUTE: Mill Bridge - Tongue Gill - Seat Sandal South Ridge - Seat Sandal - Grisedale Hause - Fairfield - Great Rigg - Stone Arthur - Brackenwife Knotts - Tongue Gill - Mill Bridge
 

Fairfield from Grasmere

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13th January 2018
ASCENT: 2,906 Feet - 886 Metres
MILES: 6.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Fairfield
ROUTE: A591 - Greenhead Gill - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Hause Gap - Tongue Gill - Mill Bridge - A591
 

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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