Nine Standards Rigg

17th May 2009

After reading blog upon blog on the Coast to Coast path on Walkingpalces i was captured instantly by the Nine Standards.

Yes one day I will walk the C2C But for the moment i want to concentrate on My Wainwrights but that’s absolutely no excuse for not paying a visit to Nine Standard Rigg.






Ascent: 2,171 Feet - 662 Metres
Summits: Nine Standards Rigg
Weather: Dry in the morning with showers forecast for the afternoon
Parking: Lay -by, side of Hartley Quarries
Area: Pennines
Walking With: On My Own
Ordnance Survey: OL19 (1:25)
Time Taken:  
Route: Hartley Quarries - Birkett Hill - Reigill - Faraday Gill - Nine Standards Rigg - Faraday Gill - Reigill - Birkett Hill - Hartley Quarries

Map and Photo Gallery


Start of the walk, Hartley Quarries.
I've decided on parking close to Hartley Quarries which is a considerable way off from the actual start of the walk and I'm almost certain there's a car park further on up the road. But what the hay, I'm in the mood for walking

Middle right of this picture and you can just make out the road.
I'm thinking should I or shouldn't I have parked further up this road.

“Rest a While”


Signs pointing out theĀ  erosion on this popular C2C Path.

I'm wondering how long that signs been there!

This must be the famous wall I’ve read so much about.

"Just follow the wall"

Nine Standards coming into view.


Picking my pace up, rain is on the way.

I don’t know about early on showers that was forecast, I’ve been picking my pace up all morning for the simple fact I didn’t want to walk back in the rain, But where is that rain going to come from? Its absolutely glorious.

Looking back.
Just a quick look back and gaining a little height which I didn’t seem to notice all day. I guess its a lot different from walking up in the Lake District where most times you do get the sense of height with all the other fells surrounding you.

Ascending Nine Standards Rigg.

Nine Standards Rigg.

Nine Standards Rigg.

Almost spiritual.


Nine Standards View Point


I’m almost sure there’s a name for this type of Trig Point and in my ignorance I’m not sure what the actual name for it is.

The Standards taken from the Trig Point .


Something that I’m not used to with walking in the Lakes is the complete barrenness.

Personally at times it felt a bit eerie.

The two cairns and sheepfold viewed walking back along the path.


Heading back.


Hi guys!


Hartley Quarries.

I'm parked right beside here, It just goes to show that if you trusted the Weather Report every time you might just as well stay indoors lock yourself in and throw away the key. What a great walk.


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