High Rigg (Naddle Fell)

The Wainwright High Rigg summit is called Naddle Fell by Birkett. Birkett gives an un-named summit further south the title of High Rigg and further south still, there is a subsidiary summit named Wren Crag.

Height: 357 metres / 1171 feet Grid reference: NY 30860 21994 Category: The Central Fells

Blencathra from High Rigg

Blencathra from High Rigg

High Rigg (Birkett)

Height 343 metres/1125 feet     Grid Reference NY 30717 21473

Thirlmere from High Rigg (Birkett)

Thirlmere from High Rigg (Birkett)

Wren Crag

Height 311 metres/1020 feet     Grid Reference NY 31593 20154

Blencathra under cloud from Wren Crag on High Rigg (Wren Crag)

Blencathra under cloud from Wren Crag on High Rigg (Wren Crag)

HIgh Rigg

Start point: The Church of St.John’s in the Vale (NY 306 225)

High Rigg  from The Church of St.John’s in the Vale

Weather: Clear and cold. 0C

It looked as though we would be in for a lovely morning when I set off early for our Love the Lakes shop in Keswick and the first few photos show some of the views on the journey. It was looking so good, I may never have got there at all if I stopped at all the viewpoints along the way but there was time for a quick sprint up to the top of High Rigg. This must rank as one of the best commutes possible, a pleasure all the way!

 

High Rigg

Start point: Castlerigg Stone Circle (NY 291 237)

Castlerigg Stone Circle – Naddle Bridge – Low Rigg – Tewet Tarn – High Rigg – High Nest – Castlerigg Stone Circle

Distance: 5 miles     Total Ascent: 327 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours     Start Time: 09:50

Weather: Bright sunny and warm. 21C

There was a definite north/south divide in the morning weather today and the sun shone brightly over Keswick as I crossed Dunmail Raise. This was a relatively easy walk on lower ground across lovely summer meadows and taking in the delightful Tewet Tarn and High Rigg on the route.

High Rigg

Start point: The Church of St.John’s in the Vale (NY 306 225)

The Church of St.John’s in the Vale – Low Rigg – Tewet Tarn – High Rigg – The Church of St.John’s in the Vale

Distance: 2.6 miles     Total Ascent: 236 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour

Weather: Overcast with showers. 6°C.

It was a mixed bag of weather today with it being really quite gloomy at the start before I was hit with a big hail/snow shower, a brief sunny spell and then back to the gloom. A constant, though, was the icy wind; a good day to stick to the lower fells I thought.

High Rigg

Start point: Legburthwaite (NY 318 195)

Legburthwaite – Wren Crag (460) – High Rigg (Birkett) (461) – High Rigg (Naddle Fell) (462) – Legburthwaite – Castle Rock of Triermain (463) – Legburthwaite

Distance: 6.45 miles     Total Ascent: 803 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 40 minutes

Weather: Grey and dreary. 8°C

The blue skies have disappeared again and it was back to drizzle and general greyness for a walk over lowly High Rigg this morning. The views weren’t great today but the walk was pleasant enough with rain setting in during my ascent of Castle Rock.

High Rigg

Start point: The Church of St.John’s in the Vale. (NY 306 225)

High Rigg (210) from The Church of St.John’s in the Vale

Weather: Overcast with rain.