High Rigg, with Blencathra on the right

Height: 1171 feet above sea level.

Volume: Book 3 (The Central Fells).

Date climbed: First visit: 24th November 2012 (walk 69). Second visit: 24th January 2018 (walk 141).

Bagged as numberFirst round: 213 of 330.  [ << Sergeant’s Crag (212)  (214) Raven Crag >> ].

Second round: 133 of 330. [ << Latrigg (132)  (134) Raven Crag >> ]

High Rigg summit

High Rigg summit, with Blencathra behind (and in a ferocious gale)

Route of ascent and descentFirst visit: Ascended from the church of St John’s in the Vale. Left along the ridge to the south, descending to the main road at St John’s Beck then climbing Raven Crag.

Second visit: The same from the church onward, but my approach there was different.

What Mr Wainwright says (from page 1 of his chapter): “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…. This isolated wedge is High Rigg (locally known as Naddle Fell); it is rough and craggy although of modest elevation only.”

High Rigg and Tewet Tarn from Lonscale Fell

View of High Rigg, with Tewet Tarn just in front – seen from Lonscale Fell (walk 70)

What I say: I like High Rigg; for such a low fell it’s got great views, particularly of Blencathra and the Helvellyn range, and the ridge south is an interesting traverse with lots of ins and outs, ups and downs. Worth a couple of hours of anybody’s time, and, now I have done it twice, more than one visit, too.

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High Rigg and Skiddaw

High Rigg and the Skiddaw range, from White Side


2 Responses to “High Rigg”

  1. […] to my total, walk 141 did indeed take place yesterday (24th January). Three fells bagged, Latrigg, High Rigg and Raven Crag: none of them very tall in themselves but there was plenty of climbing to do on the […]

  2. […] pair of hiking boots today after the soles of my last ones finally parted company with the rest on High Rigg last month, so that, plus a weather forecast for the day that was rather ambiguous (particularly in […]

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