High Rigg – Sunday 25th March 2018

High Rigg

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Start time: 9:45
(Estimated finish time: 13:00)

Leisurely 5 miles / 8.1 km

Start/meet point: Legburthwaite Car Park, NY318195, CA12 4TQ

Car parking:  Pay and display car park, also some free parking at Stanah and off the A591 by the river.

Meet time: 9.45am

Start time: 10am

Distance: 5 miles

Grade: Leisurely

Time: Approx 3 hours

Description: From the car park head left along the old track to the A591 bridge, cross over and take the stile on the right hand side.  Follow the path and bear left inclining steeply up through a stand of Scots pine trees onto Wren Crag, normally a lovely view from here down Thirlmere and across to Castle Rock.  Descend into the dip then following the undulating and often boggy terrain  the top of High Rigg.  Follow the obvious grassy path down to the north to meet the road that runs past St John’s Church.  Past the church take the gate on the right onto a track that leads along the foot of the fell.  This track has some erosion and storm damage from the past few winters.  Follow this track along the back of Sosgill and Low Bridge End above St John’s Beck and back round to the stile at the start.

Please text Mel on 07584303975 by 6pm on Saturday if you are coming on this walk.

The walk leader reserves the right to modify the route or cancel the walk dependent on conditions.

Sat 14th January – High Rigg

This walk forms part of our ‘Head for the Hills’ January program. This is a series of easy/moderate walks aimed at both new and existing walkers who haven’t been out with us before to come and see the fells with us. The walks will be in easily accessible areas with reasonable local facilities and in some of the more scenic and picturesque areas of the Lake District.


Starting Point: Legburthwaite Car Park

Car Parking: Legburthwaite Car Park, NY318194

Description: High Rigg sits in the shadow of the Helvellyn ridge and is often overlooked as a spot to ascend. This walk will be a circular route taking us to the summit of the fell before looping through Smaithwaite woods.

Route: TBC

Grade: Moderate

High Point: High Rigg summit (357m)

Distance: Approximately 6 miles

Meet time: 9.45

Start time: 10.00

Time: Approx 3.5/4 hours

Leader: Tom

Please let Tom know by 6.00pm on Friday if you plan on coming on this walk. Text 07760 660113