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Date & start time: Monday 6th March 2009. 12.30 pm start.

Location of Start : The St Johns in the Vale Church, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 143 211 )

Places visited : High Rigg and then Low Rigg in a figure of eight sort of way

Walk details : 1.9 ml, 650 ft of ascent, approx 2 hours including lunch.

Highest point : High Rigg 1,163ft 357m

Walked with : Cathy, Jack, Matthew, Sam, Alexander, Ann and the dogs, Theo, Harry and Bethan.

Weather : Overcast and rather hazy with a feeling of rain in the air at times.

Caption . . .


Just a short walk today as the weather wasn't as good as the last few days.

A visit beforehand to friends James and Claire and their family in Thirlmere Green

and then on to High Rigg for picnic lunch on the top !

We parked the car on the grass just beyond the Youth Centre

and it was out and immediately up the fell.

Where's Alexander . . . Oh, he's up there rock climbing with Jack.

A cheer from the top of the crag.

( It wasn't quite as exposed as it seemed )

A view of Blencathra from the ascent of High Rigg.

The boys could see the route they took a few days ago.

Another minor crag on the way up to the top.

That's it . . . . you can see the "S" for summit !

[ The flag was one of a number of orienteering marks in use by the youth centre presumably ]

To the south is Thirlmere with a view of Helvellyn's summit high up to the left.

Zooming in we look over Tewet Tarn at Lonscale Fell, Great Calva and the Glenderaterra Valley.

Bethan claims the high ground, but she's not as high as Bleaberry Fell in the background.

After a picnic lunch we dropped down and climbed the secondary summit close by.

Views this way to Bassenthwaite Lake.

I understand the Ospreys have returned this week so keep an eye out for their news.

Can I feel a little rain in the air ? . . . Best put a hat on !

High Rigg top across the way, with Calfhow Pike and Great Dodd behind.

Back down to the car before extending the walk slightly by heading over to Low Rigg summit.

We aimed for the green path opposite and then followed the wall up the fell side opposite.

Looking back as Ann and Matthew reach the wall.

There was a rather rickety ladder stile across the corner of the wall.

From the top of Low Rigg we can now see Blencathra above Tewet Tarn rather than Lonscale.

The forecast was for the weather to deteriorate during the afternoon so we didn't prolong the walk any further.

Turning round we retraced our steps to the roadway and returned home.

The forecast came true shortly after !

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Technical note: Pictures taken with with my Cannon G7 or Ann's Ixus 75 Digital camera.

Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.

This site best viewed with . . . a big box of sandwiches on the top of the fell.

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Previous walk - 5th April 2009 Grike and Crag Fell with the family

A previous time up here - 20th July 2008 High Rigg in the sunshine