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Great Rigg

Great Rigg



Grid Reference: NY 35587 10401
Height: 766 metres/2513 feet

"The panorama is interesting and varied, a special feature being the large number of lakes and tarns in view. To the west the mountain skyline is fine."
A.W Wainwright

Great Rigg on the ridge south of Fairfield is crossed by many on a circuit of The Fairfield Horseshoe although another good ridge climbs to Great Rigg from Grasmere over Stone Arthur.

Spectacular views can be seen from the summit of Great Rigg on a good day with a good angle over Helvellyn and Striding Edge to the north and Morecambe Bay to the south.

 

  1. The Fairfield Horseshoe from Heron Pike

    The Fairfield Horseshoe: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    On of the classic Lake District horseshoe walks, a long walk with little exposure, easy underfoot

    Distance: 17km / 11 miles
    Ascent: 1110m / 3400ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. On the summit of Seat Sandal

    Fairfield from Grasmere: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A steep start then gentle walking, some of the best views over the Vale of Grasmere

    Distance: 12km / 7 miles
    Ascent: 1000m / 3200ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. On Great Rigg

    A Night in Priests Hole: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Spend the night in a cave high in the mountains,watch the sun rise from the cave

    Distance: 20km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 1200m / 3900ft
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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