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High Rigg

High Rigg



Grid Reference: NY 30860 21994
Height: 357 metres/1171 feet

"The full traverse of the ridge...is a splendid little expedition."
A Wainwright

Although low in height the rambling summits and tarns of High Rigg can give a wonderful shorter walk, taking in several subsidiary summits and viewpoints before climbing to the final summit of Naddle Fell.

The small church of St John's in the Vale, nestled just below the summit of Naddle Fell is a popular also for it's remoteness and unspoilt views.

A good route is to traverse the ridge from south to north, with the views of Blencathra ahead and the Helvellyn massif behind before descending to St John's Church either continuing north over Low Rigg to Tewet Tarn and the A66 or returning south along the beautiful St John's in the Vale valley back to Smailthwaite Bridge.

 

  1. Looking towards Clough Head from High Rigg

    High Rigg & St John's in the Vale

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A lower level ridge walk with stunning views, rocky tops and pictureque tarns

    Distance: 8km / 5 miles
    Ascent: 370m / 1200ft
    Duration: 4 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 12:1
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  2. Thirlmere from the High Rigg ridge

    High Rigg Evening Walk

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A lower level ridge walk with stunning views, rocky tops and pictureque tarns

    Distance: 8km / 5 miles
    Ascent: 370m / 1200ft
    Duration: 4 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 12:1
    Learn More