High Rigg walk, St John's in the Vale

High Rigg

Central Lake District

Route: High Rigg and Low Rigg

Area: Central Lake District

Date of walk: 2nd August 2014

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 7.2 miles

Weather: Overcast with drizzle and rain but sunny later

High Rigg is one of the lowest lakeland fells but it’s a favourite of ours thanks to its long knobbly ridge which is full of interest and good views. It had been raining all morning and the higher fells were still in the clouds, so with limited time available this was just the ticket for an afternoon walk

I decided to extend our normal route by carrying on to Low Rigg, then to Tewet Tarn 

At first the weather was overcast with light drizzle and frequent showers, some of them quite heavy, and I did wonder whether to change my plan and head back after High Rigg. Just as I was considering this option there was a break in the clouds and signs of some improvement in the conditions. That was all the incentive I needed so I carried on over Low Rigg to Tewet Tarn. After passing the tarn there was a burst of sunshine accompanied by a rainbow and I was glad to have persevered

The remainder of the walk back along St John’s in the Vale was a joy, with sun and blue skies replacing the earlier gloom

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