High Rigg

High Rigg

Route: High Rigg and Low Rigg

Area: Central Lake District 

Date of walk: 9th June 2017

Walkers: Andrew 

Distance: 7.2 miles

Ascent: 1,300 feet

Weather: Mostly sunny 

High Rigg is one of the lowest lakeland fells but it’s a favourite of mine thanks to its long knobbly ridge which is full of interest and good views, especially towards the Skiddaw and Blencathra fells. I used one of the roadside parking spaces on the Keswick to Grasmere road, but if no space is available here there is a car park near Legburthwaite which is just as convenient

After climbing up to Wren Crag I followed the innumerable ups and downs to the summit of High Rigg. The air was clear and there were superb views from here. I continued along the ridge, gradually descending to the small church and youth centre at the foot of High Rigg. I normally return here by following of of two paths along St John’s in the Vale, but in view of the good weather I decided to extend the route by carrying on to Low Rigg and Tewet Tarn

After passing by the tarn I descended to a quiet lane which I followed for a short distance before starting the walk back along St John’s in the Vale – this was a delight every step of the way. After passing by Low Bridge End Farm (where refreshments are available) I followed the path round the toe of Wren Crag and retraced my steps back to the start of a wonderful walk

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