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High Rigg, Legburthwaite
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Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Central Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - John Paterson

Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Ascent - 700 feet / 212 metres

Grade - easy

High Rigg is a wonderful Lakeland fell lying just north of Legburthwaite near Thirlmere. This Lake District walk offers the chance to explore High Rigg whilst enjoying some excellent views to the dramatic slopes of Blencathra (the Saddleback). 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 1158
High Rigg from 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

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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
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Helvellyn & Raise from Swirls
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2025
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Helvellyn & Wythburn from Swirls
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Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 3132
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High Tove & Blea Tarn from Armboth
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.6 miles / 12.4 km
Walk 2587
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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
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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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