Monday 14th September 2009
We woke to find the cloud was down on Great Dodd and spent the morning in the tent watching it slowly lift from the higher peaks. As we had plans for the evening a shorter, lower level walk was called for and High Rigg met all of our requirements. It was a popular destination as I think we saw more people on this one fell than we did on any of the other fells we walked during this trip to the Lakes.
Please note: Bill Birkett names a different location as the summit of High Rigg to the one Wainwright gives. Birkett calls Wainright's High Rigg summit Naddle Fell. As I'm doing the Birketts I have referred to the different summits by the names assigned to them by Bill Birkett.
Start: Legburthwaite (NY 3180 1954)
Legburthwaite - Wren Crag (289) -
High Rigg (290) - Naddle Fell (291)
Distance: 5.25 miles Ascent: 378 metres Time Taken: 3 hours 25 minutes
Terrain: Easy going with good paths.
Weather: Warm but overcast.
Pub visited: White Horse Inn, Scales Ale Drunk: Everards Equinox
Castle Rock as we start the climb to Wren Crag.
As we approach the summit of Wren Crag, Watson Dodd and the Helvellyn massif come into view.
Great How dominates the view down the valley towards Ullscarf.
Raven Crag is also hard to miss.
High Rigg, from Wren Crag's summit.
St John's in the Vale.
A closer look at Blencathra, which is now clear of the mornings cloud.
Looking back at Wren Crag's summit.
Long Band in the foreground, with the two High Rigg summits also in view.
An un-named tarn on High Rigg.
Moss Crag with Birkett's High Rigg summit behind.
Looking along Thirlmere from High Rigg's summit.
In the opposite direction Bassenthwaite is just about visible.
High Seat and Bleaberry Fell are part of our lunch time view ...............
.................... along with Dodd, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell.
Looking across Paper Moss to Naddle Fell, from High Rigg
Naddle Fell's (or High Rigg's) summit cairn.
Looking back to High Rigg's summit from Naddle Fell.
Naddle Fell, a much more impressive summit from this angle.
Threlkeld Knotts and Clough Head as we start the descent.
The Church of St John's in the Vale.
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