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High Rigg from Legburthwaite
Introduction to Walk 1158

Photo from the walk - High Rigg from Legburthwaite

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Central Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Ascent - 700 feet / 212 metres

Time - 3 hours 30 minutes

Grade - easy

Starting from Legburthwaite this Lake District walk includes a circuit of High Rigg. This relatively insignificant Lakeland fell provides a grandstand view of Blencathra and the higher hills flanking Thirlmere. Route ideal for a short days in the fells. Wainwrights included in this walk are - High Rigg. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 2005
High Rigg, Legburthwaite
Grade - easy
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 2049
Calfhow Pike & the Dodds from Legburthwaite
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2524
Thirlmere Circular
Grade - easy
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 2019
0.8 miles / 1.3 km away
Raven Crag, the Benn & Shoulthwaite Gill near Thirlmere
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 2032
0.8 miles / 1.3 km away
Great How, a short ascent above Thirlmere
Grade - easy
Length - 2.0 miles / 3.3 km
Walk 1247
1.8 miles / 2.8 km away
Helvellyn & Raise from Swirls
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2025
1.8 miles / 2.8 km away
Helvellyn & Wythburn from Swirls
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 3132
1.8 miles / 2.8 km away
High Tove & Blea Tarn from Armboth
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.6 miles / 12.4 km
Walk 2587
2.8 miles / 4.5 km away
Castlerigg Stone Circle & St John's in the Vale
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1356
3.1 miles / 4.9 km away
Walla Crag from Great Wood
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 1108
3.2 miles / 5.1 km away
Ashness Bridge & Grange Fell from Borrowdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 2525
3.3 miles / 5.3 km away
Standing Crag & Dock Tarn from Watendlath
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2526
3.3 miles / 5.3 km away
Standing Crag, Ullscarf & Borrowdale
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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