High Rigg

Overview
Height: 1,163 Feet - 354 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 308 218
Area: Central
Ordnance Survey: OL4
Wainwright Guidebook: Three

The valley running north from Dunmail Raise, and containing Thirlmere, is suddenly confronted by a steep abrupt fell just at that final stage in its course when, with the highest hills left behind, it might reasonably be expected to go on more leisurely, as is the fashion with valleys born amongst mountains.

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

High Rigg taken taken from Wren Crag.

Skiddaw and Lonscale fell from High Rigg summit.


 

There are 6 walks to choose from including High Rigg

Walla Crag to High Rigg via Bleaberry Fell

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11th March 2017
ASCENT: 3,540 Feet - 1,079 Metres
MILES: 11.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Walla Crag - Bleaberry Fell - Raven Crag - High Rigg
ROUTE: Castlerigg Stone Circle - Castle Lane - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Bleaberry Fell - Dodd Crag - - Shoulthwaite Gill - Forestry Path - Raven Crag - Thirlmere Dam - A591 - High Rigg - Low Rigg - Naddle Bridge - Goosewell Farm - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 16 A St-Johns-in-the-Vale Circuit

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5th June 2016
ASCENT: 4'243 Feet - 1'294 Meters
MILES: 12.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Clough Head - Great Dodd - Watson's Dodd - Stybarrow Dodd - Raise - White Side
ROUTE: Wanthwaite - Wanthwaite Bank - Clough Head - Calfhow Pike - Great Dodd - Watson's Dodd - Stybarrow Dodd - Sticks Pass – Raise – White Side – Brund Gill– Fisherplace Gill - Above Fisher Place - Legburthwaite - Long Band - High Rigg - St John's-in-the-Vale Church - Yew Tree Farm - Wanthwaite Bridge - Wanthwaite
 

Raven Crag & Castlerigg Stone Circle


7th September 2014
ASCENT: 2,215 Feet – 675 Metres
MILES: 9.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 2,  Raven Crag – High Rigg
ROUTE: Castlerigg Stone Circle – Castle Lane – A591 – Nest Brow – Brackenrigg – Shoulthwaite – Shoulthwaite Gill – Castle Crag (fort) – Raven Crag – Thirlmere Dam – A591 – St Johns Beck – High Rigg – St Johns-in-the-Vale Church – Low Rigg – Tewit Tarn – Naddle Bridge – Goosewell Farm – Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

Latrigg, High Rigg & Walla Crag from Briar Rigg


4th January 2014
ASCENT: 3,100 Feet, 945 Meters
MILES: 14.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Latrigg – High Rigg – Walla Crag
ROUTE: Briar Rigg – Spooney Green Lane – Ewe How Wood – Mallen Dodd – Latrigg – Brundholme – Railway path – across the A66 – Naddle Beck – Tewet Tarn – Low Rigg – High Rigg – Dale Bottom – Nest Brow – Castlerigg – Rakefoot – Walla Crag – Cat Gill – Derwent Water – Keswick – Briar Rigg
 

Castle Rigg Stone Circle to Raven Crag

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15th October 2011
ASCENT: 2,200 Feet, 670 Meters
MILES: 9.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Raven Crag & High Rigg
ROUTE: Castle Rigg Stone Circle Castle Rigg Lane A591 Bracken Rigg Raven Crag Thirlmere Dam High Rigg Low Rigg Tewit Tarn
 

Clough Head & The Dodd’s

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8th August 2010
ASCENT: 3,553 Ft 1,083 Mtrs
MILES: 10.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Clough Head, Great Dodd, Watsons Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd & High Rigg
ROUTE:  
 

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